ATHENS, Ga. -- Aaron Murray passed for three touchdowns and also ran for a score -- all in the first half -- and Georgia received a needed boost by overwhelming Coastal Carolina 59-0 on Saturday.
Georgia (1-2) regrouped after losses to Boise State and South Carolina which raised the pressure on coach Mark Richt. The Bulldogs led 35-0 at halftime.
Murray, who played only one series in the second half, completed 18 of 26 passes for 188 yards with no interceptions. Backup Hutson Mason added a touchdown pass.
Freshman Isaiah Crowell had 16 carries for 86 yards and a touchdown in his first start. Tavarres King had six catches for 65 yards, including two for touchdowns. Malcolm Mitchell had six catches for 43 yards and a touchdown.
Coastal Carolina (2-1) managed only seven first downs and 107 yards.
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South Carolina's loss to The Citadel, coupled with Georgia and Florida struggling in tight victories, was an embarrassment for the conference.
Greg Windham pass complete to Keith Heitzman for 5 yds for a TD (Josiah Yazdani KICK)
Stanford is the highest-ranking two-loss team and is ranked ahead of several one-loss teams, including Oklahoma State, Florida and North Carolina.
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Matt Johnson run for 4 yds for a TD (Tyler Tate KICK)
Brendan Cope pass incomplete to JD Sprague