In college football on Saturday:
At Sanford Stadium in Athens, Aaron 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 for an early edge in the Southeastern Conference East.
At Memorial Stadium in Clemson, quarterback Tajh Boyd and backup Cole Stoudt saw time to lead the fourth-ranked Tigers past South Carolina State 52-13. Clemson improves to 27-0 all-time against FCS opponents.
At Brooks Stadium in Conway, Tyrell Blanks recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown with 8:25 left in the game and Coastal Carolina held on to beat Furman 35-28 in a game heard on 96.3 WGOG. The score by Blanks opened up a 14-point lead for CCU (2-0), but the Chanticleers would need more heroics to hold off Furman. Ryan Culbreath’s 14-yard touchdown reception with 3:54 brought the score to 35-28 and, following the ensuing kickoff, Furman (0-2) forced a three-and-out from CCU to regain possession at its own 30 with 2:47 remaining. CCU linebacker Quinn Backus knocked down a fourth-and-20 pass from Reese Hannon, intended for Andrej Suttles, to seal the victory.