ATHENS, Ga. — Aaron Murray is building quite a resume.
Already the first quarterback in SEC history to throw for more than 3,000 yards in three straight seasons, Georgia's senior from Plant High goes into today's game against North Texas needing one touchdown pass to join Danny Wuerffel as the only SEC players to reach the century mark in that category.
Wuerffel, the 1996 Heisman Trophy winner, had 114 TD passes running the "Fun 'n' Gun" offense at Florida.
Murray is next on the list with 99.
"It's definitely been a successful three years and two games thus far," Murray said, "but hopefully there will be a lot more to come."
He still remembers his first one, "a little back-shoulder fade" to Kris Durham in his first college game, against Louisiana-Lafayette in 2010. Since then, Murray has guided the No. 9 Bulldogs (1-1) to a pair of SEC East titles and came just a few yards short of reaching the BCS championship game last season.
The one knock against Murray: He couldn't win the big game. But his performance two weeks ago against South Carolina went a long way toward erasing that reputation; he threw for 307 yards and four touchdowns in a 41-30 victory.
"When he plays like that, everyone rallies around him," receiver Chris Conley said.
Murray will probably need to work fast if he's going to get No. 100 against North Texas (2-1). The Bulldogs opened as a 36½-point favorite, and the starters likely will make an early exit if Georgia opens a big lead.
ACC still unsure after review of N.C. St. play
GREENSBORO, N.C. — The ACC's coordinator of officials says it isn't clear whether a North Carolina State player stepped out of bounds during a crucial play in a 26-14 loss to No. 3 Clemson late Thursday.
Momentum swung on Bryan Underwood's long sideline run for an apparent touchdown. An official blew the play dead, ruling he stepped out at the Clemson 47. N.C. State fumbled three plays later and Clemson followed with a TD to go up 20-7.
Doug Rhoads says his office viewed "all available angles" numerous times and says some images seem to show Underwood didn't step out while another indicated he did. Rhoads says it "cannot be resolved beyond all doubt."
Clemson came in averaging 45 points and 490 yards, but it finished with 415 yards in its lowest scoring performance of the young season.
"It just wasn't smooth," said quarterback Tajh Boyd, who threw three touchdown passes. "I don't really know if it was anxiety or having 12 days off or it just wasn't as rhythmful as we wanted it to be. Then, we came back in the second half and did some great things."
Alabama to sit back: The Crimson Tide has suspended running back T.J. Yeldon for one quarter of today's game against Colorado State, multiple media outlets reported. Yeldon received an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty against Texas A&M last week after making a "money" symbol with his fingers and giving a throat slash gesture. He has since apologized.
Rattlers face challenge: Florida A&M heads north to play host No. 4 Ohio State today.
"It's not that we're playing against 100,000 people," FAMU coach Earl Holmes said. "It's their 11 against our 11. I'm not really concerned about them. I'm concerned about us playing Rattler football."
Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said Braxton Miller (sprained knee ligament) will start at quarterback if he is medically cleared. However, reserve Kenny Guiton thrived in Miller's place last week.
"They've got a lot of speed on the offensive side of the ball, they're big up front and they try to beat you with speed on the outside as well as try to power you down the middle inside," Holmes said.
Miami: Jim Larranaga, last season's Associated Press men's basketball coach of the year, is now a member of the school's faculty. Larranaga was appointed an adjunct assistant professor of kinesiology and sport sciences at Miami.