Aaron Murray’s Pursuit of History: What Records Will He Break Tomorrow?
Aaron Murray could have a big day tomorrow. A very big day. Here are some Georgia records he can chase and the likelihood that he’ll catch (or, should I say, pass…) them:
- Completions in a Season: The all-time mark belongs to Mike Bobo at 269. Murray is sitting at 231 and likely won’t throw enough passes to match that total (that would be an oddity), but he should pass his own mark of 238 which ranks fourth in school history.
- Murray is cemented as third in the all-time record book in career completions. He’s need 80 or so to pass Eric Zeier, so I’m thinking he’ll stay third.
- Aaron Murray has a very realistic pass of setting the Georgia record for passing yards in a game (of course he was aided by an extra outing in the SECCG). Currently he has thrown for 3,466 yards and the record sits at 3,525. I’d expect that to topple in the first half.
- Less likely to fall: David Green and Eric Zeier’s spots atop the career passing list. I don’t see Murray throwing for 1500-2000 yards – even against Nebraska.
- The Murr-man has connected on 65.439% of his passes this season, which is a single-season Georgia record – if it holds. He can’t drop much though, as Honey Bobo Child is the current leader at 65.03%.
- His 61.748 career completion percentage also ranks first, but I’m hoping he has another year to build on that.
- Four touchdown passes by Murray tomorrow would tie his own single-season record of 35. He has thrown four or more TD passes seven times during his career.
- Murray has already smashed the Georgia career TD mark of 72 – he’s sitting at 90.
- Barring a disaster of a game, Murray will finish with the best single-season passer rating in Georgia history. His 172.4 pace is comfortably ahead of the school’s record set by Mike Bobo in 1997 (155.80). In fact, Murray’s career rating of 157.27 is better than any individual season in Georgia history. That’s beyond impressive.
A few odds and ends:
It should be noted that if Murray can pass the 3,525 mark he would hold the Georgia records for passing yards by a freshman, passing yards by a sophomore and passing yards by a junior.
Again, if Aaron Murray were to return for his senior year he’d be a lock to shatter all of these records.
Murray only needs to throw 25 touchdown passes in the Capital One Bowl to set the SEC All-Time Career record. If he can’t do that, he has to come back.
That’s all I got/