The University of Georgia Bulldogs rolled over the Buffalo Bulls 45-23 in Saturday's season opener at Sanford Stadium in Athens.
Freshman Todd Gurley scored three touchdowns and Aaron Murray connected on three touchdown passes. Gurley scored by crossing the goal line on his second carry, a 10-yard run where he broke a pair of tackles.
After the Bulldogs allowed Buffalo to answer back with a touchdown, Gurley took the ensuing kickoff and raced 100 yards for a score.
In the fourth quarter, Gurley broke through the line and dashed for a 55-yard score. Gurley had eight carries for 100 yards.
Murray's big score of the day was a 63-yard connection to Tavarres King.
Georgia's defense gave up 16 points in the first half. Coach Grantham's boys were tested, giving up two touchdowns and allowing Buffalo all the way to the 1-yard line before an end-of-half field goal.
But in the second half, Georgia's defense responded like the highly ranked defense they were pegged by many to be, shutting out the Bulls until late into the fourth quarter when the game was well in hand.
Georgia travels to Columbia, MO, next week to take on one of the SEC's new teams, the Missouri Tigers. Kickoff is slated for 7:45 p.m. ET.
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