published Saturday, September 28th, 2013

Georgia beats LSU 44-41

Georgia wide receiver Michael Bennett celebrates his touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against LSU, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Athens, Ga.
Georgia wide receiver Michael Bennett celebrates his touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against LSU, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Athens, Ga.
Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

ATHENS, Ga. — Aaron Murray threw four touchdown passes, including a 25-yarder to Justin Scott-Wesley with 1:47 remaining, and No. 9 Georgia rallied to beat No. 6 LSU 44-41 in a thrilling game between Southeastern Conference powerhouses.

The Bulldogs (3-1, 2-0 SEC) completed their opening-month run through a gauntlet of top 10 teams with a victory that propelled them back into the thick of the national championship race.

LSU (4-1, 1-1) got a career-best 372 yards passing from former Georgia quarterback Zach Mettenberger in his return to Athens, and the Tigers went ahead 41-37 on Jeremy Hill's 8-yard touchdown run with 4:14 to go.

But that was plenty of time for Murray and the high-powered Bulldogs on a day when neither defense had much success.

Murray ran for Georgia's other touchdown and finished with 298 yards passing in Georgia's second victory over a top 10 team.

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