Murray's 5 TD Passes Lead UGA to Bowl Win

5:25 PM, Jan 1, 2013   |    comments
  • Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Aaron Murray celebrates after a touchdown in the first half against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Sanford Stadium. (Photo Credit: Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE)
    
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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Aaron Murray threw five touchdown passes to set a Georgia bowl record, including two in the fourth quarter, as the sixth-ranked Bulldogs beat No. 23 Nebraska 45-31 in the Capital One Bowl on Tuesday.

Murray shook off a pair of first-half interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown, and passed for 427 yards - also a Bulldogs' bowl record - against the nation's top-ranked passing defense.

Georgia (12-2) reached 12 wins for the third time in school history.

Nebraska (10-4) lost its third consecutive bowl game, and finished the two season with two straight woeful defensive performances. The Cornhuskers lost the Big Ten championship game 70-31.

The Cornhuskers led 24-23 at the half, but committed two of their three turnovers in the final 30 minutes.

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