We all knew that the Georgia Bulldgos had a dominant offense coming into the season. They only lost one starter, and have one of the best quarterbacks in the country calling the shots.
Aaron Murray has done pretty much what everyone has expected, but for any who had doubts that he was actually “elite”, just take a look at some of the stats he has compiled.
The Tampa, Fl., native is already the first quarterback to throw for 3,000 yards in three consecutive seasons in SEC history. In 2012, he broke single-season school records in passing yardage (3,825 yards), single season touchdown passes (36 TD passes), and touchdown responsibility (39 TD’s).
So far this season, he has thrown for 632 yards and four touchdowns with just one pick. He is also an impressive 37-52 (71.2%) on his passes.
None of this should be a surprise to anyone. However, Justin Scott-Wesley might be. From the same GeorgiaDogs.com article, we hear about the impact Scott-Wesley has had:
Scott-Wesley leads the team in receiving yards with his seven receptions going for 171 yards and a touchdown…
Murray said that the speed Scott-Wesley, who is also a member of the Georgia track team, possesses, makes him valuable to the offense.
“He’s definitely the fastest, by far,” Murray said. “I have to speed up my footwork [to get the ball to him]. I had to do it with A.J. [Green] when he was here. I had to speed up my footwork a little bit and get the ball out a little earlier and then just kind of throw it as far as I can. For those guys it’s never far enough, they’re going to catch up to it. They have speed and then once the ball is in the air they have another gear and they’re able to catch up to it.”
Murray just compared Scott-Wesley to the second best receiver in the NFL. The combination of Murray, Scott-Wesley and Todd Gurley can easily be one of the most dynamic offenses in the SEC, but is that enough to make a run for the championship?
It’s going to be hard with the way the defense has been playing.
While the offense has scored 38 points per game, the defense has allowed 34. They have also allowed 211.5 rushing yards per game and 249 passing yards per game.
I have to think that some improvement is necessary on that side of the ball if Alabama is going to be concerned with the Bulldogs, but it’s still early in the season and the young group of players have some time to prove what they are capable of.
In the mean time, just let Aaron Murray do what he does.