No. 3 Georgia cruises past Georgia Tech, SEC Championship up next

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Aaron Murray threw two touchdown passes, Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall each ran for a pair of TDs, and No. 3 Georgia stayed right in the thick of the national championship race with a 42-10 rout of Georgia Tech on Saturday.

The Bulldogs (11-1) extended the domination of the Yellow Jackets, beating their state rival for the 11th time in 12 meetings. This one was a laugher from the start as the home team scored just over a minute into the game, built a 28-3 halftime lead and was up 42-3 before Georgia Tech (6-6) scored its lone TD.

Georgia will face No. 2 Alabama for the Southeastern Conference championship next Saturday. The winner of that contest will likely play in the BCS title game on Jan. 7.

Team Stat Comparison{}GTUGA1st Downs2618Total Yards426379Passing120215Rushing306164Penalties4-305-553rd Down Conversions6-172-74th Down Conversions3-71-1Turnovers20Possession39:5620:04Passing Leaders{}Georgia TechC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTLee4/12655.401{}GeorgiaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTMurray14/1721512.620Rushing Leaders{}Georgia TechCARYDSAVGTDLGSims14715.1115Laskey15563.706{}GeorgiaCARYDSAVGTDLGGurley12978.1222Marshall7669.4217Receiving Leaders{}Georgia TechRECYDSAVGTDLGGodhigh56613.2043Greene22311.5012{}GeorgiaRECYDSAVGTDLGMitchell38829.3057Lynch33612.0015Scoring SummaryFIRST QUARTERGTUGATD13:57Todd Gurley 3 Yd Run (Marshall Morgan Kick) 07TD06:14Todd Gurley 1 Yd Run (Marshall Morgan Kick) 014FG00:13Chris Tanner 38 Yd 314SECOND QUARTERGTUGATD14:39Keith Marshall 15 Yd Run (Marshall Morgan Kick) 321TD02:49Rhett McGowan 11 Yd Pass From Aaron Murray (Marshall Morgan Kick) 328THIRD QUARTERGTUGATD10:38Jay Rome 24 Yd Pass From Aaron Murray (Marshall Morgan Kick) 335TD06:00Keith Marshall 17 Yd Run (Marshall Morgan Kick) 342FOURTH QUARTERGTUGATD07:25David Sims 9 Yd Run (Chris Tanner Kick) 1042