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So much for Aaron Murray’s reputation as a quarterback who can’t win the big game.
The senior took care of that with one of the best performances of his career.
Murray threw for 309 yards and four touchdowns, Georgia’s beleaguered defense finally came up with a stop, and the 11th-ranked Bulldogs defeated No. 6 South Carolina, 41-30, on Saturday in Athens for an early edge in the Southeastern Conference East.
Murray capped his stellar day for the Bulldogs (1-1, 1-0 SEC) by slipping away from South Carolina star Jadeveon Clowney and connecting with Justin Scott-Wesley on an 85-yard touchdown pass with 13 minutes remaining.
‘‘It was a lot of fun,’’ said Murray, who came in with a 1-6 record against Top 10 opponents. ‘‘It’s definitely up there.’’