Scores

Final

Kentucky 17

(2-9, 0-7 SEC)

Georgia 59

(7-4, 5-3 SEC)

Coverage: ESPNU

7:00 PM ET, November 23, 2013

Sanford Stadium, Athens, GA

1 2 3 4 T
UK 7 3 0 717
UGA 21 14 21 359

Top Performers

Passing: A. Murray (UGA) - 183 YDS, 4 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: D. Mobley (EKY) - 10 CAR, 92 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: T. Gurley (UGA) - 5 REC, 90 YDS, 2 TD

Murray hurts knee, Georgia routs Kentucky 59-17

Associated Press

ATHENS, Ga. -- Aaron Murray threw four first-half touchdown passes before hurting his left knee and missing the second half of his final home game as Georgia beat Kentucky 59-17 on Saturday night.

Todd Gurley ran for 77 yards and had five catches for 90 yards, including touchdown receptions for 16 and 24 yards, for Georgia (7-4, 5-3 Southeastern Conference).

Murray, already favoring the left knee, left the game after he was hit by defensive end Za'Darius Smith following a pass that was intercepted by Khalid Henderson with 2:17 remaining in the half.

Murray was unable to put pressure on his left leg as he was helped off the field and taken to the Georgia locker room. Georgia announced Murray was taken to an Athens hospital to have a MRI on the knee.

Hutson Mason, who replaced Murray, threw and ran for touchdowns.

Kentucky (2-8, 0-7) lost its 15th straight SEC game. The Wildcats must beat Tennessee next week to avoid their second straight 0-8 finish in the conference.

On a night he and other Georgia seniors were honored in a pregame ceremony, Murray completed 18 of 23 passes for 183 yards with four touchdowns, including two to tight end Arthur Lynch, and one interception.

Murray, who has the most yards passing and TD passes in SEC history and has not missed a start in 52 career games, began limping in the second quarter following a 28-yard run.

Mason threw the 24-yard touchdown pass to Gurley with only 12 seconds remaining in the half. Mason, a junior who could replace Murray as Georgia's starter in 2014, completed 13 of 19 passes for 189 yards and had a 1-yard touchdown run.

Murray also holds SEC records for career completions and total offense. He added another milestone as he easily gained the 108 yards passing he needed to become the first SEC quarterback to pass for 3,000 yards in four seasons. Hawaii's Timmy Chang (2000, 2002-04) and Boise State's Kellen Moore (2008-11) are the only other quarterbacks to pass for 3,000 yards in four seasons.

There was no immediate report on the status of Kentucky starting quarterback Jalen Whitlow, who left the game in the first quarter with an apparent injury and did not return after attempting only one pass.

Maxwell Smith replaced Whitlow and completed 10 of 16 passes for 149 yards with one touchdown.

Georgia, coming off a last-minute 43-38 loss at Auburn in which Murray led a comeback from a 37-17 fourth-quarter deficit, showed early it had shifted its focus to Kentucky. Gurley's 44-yard gain on a screen pass from Murray was the big gain in a quick three-play touchdown drive on the Bulldogs' first possession.

Murray threw touchdown passes to Rhett McGowan, Gurley and Lynch for a 21-0 lead in the first quarter. Kentucky finally answered with Dyshawn Mobley's 69-yard touchdown run late in the opening quarter, but the Wildcats' only other first-half points came on Joe Mansour's 24-yard field goal in the second quarter.

Smith threw a 30-yard touchdown pass to Javess Blue with 3:54 remaining in the game.

Despite the long run by Mobley, Kentucky netted only 62 yards rushing. Jojo Kemp had eight carries for five yards -- all in the first half.

The Bulldogs had 602 total yards and set a season scoring high as Mason, J.J. Green and Brendan Douglas ran for third-quarter touchdowns.

Kentucky lost three of its six fumbles. Georgia safety Josh Harvey-Clemons recovered two fumbles. Defensive end Garrison Smith forced two fumbles.

McGowan had seven catches for 90 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UK
UGA
1st Downs1035
Total Yards211602
Passing149372
Rushing62230
Penalties3-157-60
3rd Down Conversions3-125-9
4th Down Conversions1-21-1
Turnovers32
Possession24:5235:08

Passing Leaders

KentuckyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Smith10/161499.310
GeorgiaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Mason13/191899.910

Rushing Leaders

KentuckyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Mobley10929.2169
Kemp850.604
GeorgiaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Gurley8779.6016
Douglas12594.9110

Receiving Leaders

KentuckyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Blue59318.6130
Badet12323.0023
GeorgiaRECYDSAVGTDLG
McGowan79012.9120
Gurley59018.0244

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUKUGA
TD13:56Rhett McGowan 9 Yd Pass From Aaron Murray (Marshall Morgan Kick) 07
TD07:28Todd Gurley 16 Yd Pass From Aaron Murray (Marshall Morgan Kick) 014
TD06:36Arthur Lynch 1 Yd Pass From Aaron Murray (Marshall Morgan Kick) 021
TD02:16Dyshawn Mobley 69 Yd Run (Joe Mansour Kick) 721
SECOND QUARTERUKUGA
TD13:00Arthur Lynch 8 Yd Pass From Aaron Murray (Marshall Morgan Kick) 728
FG06:33Joe Mansour 24 Yd 1028
TD00:12Todd Gurley 24 Yd Pass From Hutson Mason (Marshall Morgan Kick) 1035
THIRD QUARTERUKUGA
TD11:04Hutson Mason 1 Yd Run (Marshall Morgan Kick) 1042
TD10:18J.J. Green 6 Yd Run (Marshall Morgan Kick) 1049
TD02:14Brendan Douglas 3 Yd Run (Marshall Morgan Kick) 1056
FOURTH QUARTERUKUGA
FG07:49Marshall Morgan 41 Yd 1059
TD03:54Javess Blue 30 Yd Pass From Maxwell Smith (Joe Mansour Kick) 1759

Research Notes

Aaron Murray finishes his Georgia career as the most accomplished quarterback in SEC history.
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