What a difference five games can make. Before the season, Aaron Murray, Georgias fifth year senior, was the quarterback who couldnt win the big one. Sporting a 1-6 record against Top 10 teams, Murrays resume was dotted with underperformances. There was the career-low 109 yards passing in a loss to South Carolina last year. Or the three interception game, two weeks later in a losing effort against Florida. And then there was coming up five yards short against Alabama in the SEC championship. Yet five games into this season, Murray has suddenly become college footballs senior statesman. Last week, Murray set the SEC career passing yardage record, on his way to a 34-31 overtime win at Neyland Stadium. This year, Georgia became just the fourth team since 1998 to face three top-10 teams in the seasons first four games. After losing in Week 1 to then No. 8 Clemson, Murray rebounded with a 309-yard, four touchdown performance in a win over then sixth-ranked South Carolina. Three weeks later, he outdueled former roommate Zach Mettenberger, accounting for five touchdowns in the Bulldogs 44-41 win over then No. 6 LSU. He came up big again against Tennessee. Trailing by seven with less than two minutes to play, Murray led Georgia on a 10-play, 75-yard drive, capped by a touchdown pass to Rantavious Wooten to force overtime. And after Alton Howards goal line fumble, Georgia hit a 42-yard field goal in overtime to escape with their title hopes intact. For Tennessee, it was their 19th straight loss to a top-25 opponent. And for Murray, it was just another accomplishment on a suddenly glowing resume. Georgia ran the gauntlet of their early season schedule despite a slew of injuries to key offensive pieces. They lost last years second leading receiver, Malcolm Mitchell, to a torn ACL in Week 1. They were without leading rusher Todd Gurley against Tennessee, after he suffered an ankle injury in the LSU game. And facing the Volunteers, they lost both running back Keith Marshall and wide receiver Justin Scott-Wesley for the season to ACL tears. Saturday, Georgia hosts newly ranked and undefeated Missouri (12:00 pm et, TSN2). The Bulldogs could again be without Gurley. And with dates with No. 17 Florida and a competitive Auburn team looming, they could still slip on the way to another SEC championship appearance. But for Murray at least, its already been a successful season. In just five short games, the conferences newly minted career passing king has finally changed his image. Murray has thrown at least three touchdown passes in four straight games, leads the SEC with 306.8 yards passing per game, and sits 14th in the nation in total passing yardage. More importantly, he is 2-1 against three of the best teams in the country. Not bad for a kid who couldnt win the big one. Some other notes from around college football: --Jameis Winston threw for 393 yards and five touchdowns in No. 6 Florida States 63-0 demolition of then No. 25 Maryland last week. The 63-point differential ties the worst loss by a Top 25 team in the history of the AP poll. The redshirt freshman has 19 total touchdowns to just two interceptions, almost the same touchdown to interception ratio that Johnny Manziel, Robert Griffin III and Cam Newton had after five games in their Heisman winning seasons. If Famous Jameis wasnt on the Heisman short list before, he is now. --Call it the Crimson Tide hangover. A week after being embarrassed in Tuscaloosa, Ole Miss lost 30-22 to Auburn. In the last three years, SEC teams playing a conference foe the week after a loss to Alabama are 1-12. For the record, LSU is on bye the week after the Tigers visit Bryant-Denny Stadium. --The 108th edition of the Red River Rivalry kicks off Saturday at the Cotton Bowl. Longhorns head coach Mack Brown has been on the hot seat since a Week 2 loss to BYU. An upset win over No. 12 Oklahoma, and maybe Brown saves his job. But if Texas is embarrassed again, Brown might just become the fourth coaching casualty this season. Texas has been outscored in the game 118-38 the last two years. --Teddy Bridgewater and the Cardinals host Rutgers Thursday night on TSN2. Outside of UCF and Cincinnati, Louisvilles remaining schedule is made up of the also-rans of the AAC. After his worst game of the season in Week 3 versus Kentucky, the Rutgers game might be one of the projected top picks best chances to showcase his talent against real competition. --Bishop Sankey is one of the most explosive ball carriers in all of college football. But until last Saturday, the running backs grandfather had never seen him play for Washington. Due to a bout with glaucoma, the 68-year-old lost his vision almost five years ago. However, 15 days after a cornea transplant gave him his sight back, the senior Sankey was in the house to see the tailback gash No. 5 Stanford for 125 yards and two touchdowns. Its a shame he didnt get to see a Huskies win as well. Kelly Oubre Jr. Jersey
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. Claude Noel will be the man behind the bench when the team hits the ice of the MTS Centre to begin its inaugural season.DORAL, Fla. -- Patrick Reed followed a big win with a bold comment. Reed was dripping with confidence even before the final round of the Cadillac Championship. He had two wins in his previous 13 starts on the PGA Tour. He knew his game could handle any course, even a new Blue Monster that yielded the fewest 72-hole scores under par in the 52-year history of Doral. And even having Tiger Woods just three shots behind and in the group head of him didnt keep Reed from wearing black pants and a red shirt. He delivered a final round Sunday that even Woods could have appreciated. Reed doubled his two-shot lead with two quick birdies, hit five quality bunker shots on the back nine that led to pars and closed with an even-par 72 and a one-shot victory. Bubba Watson played bogey-free over the final 27 holes at Trump National Doral and closed with a 68. He was the first to post a 3-under 285. Jamie Donaldson of Wales got within one shot of Reed before he found a back bunker on the 18th and missed a par putt just inside 15 feet for a 70 to join Watson. Reed played the 18th conservatively with an iron off the tee -- just like Woods did in one of his four wins at Doral -- made bogey and finished at 4-under 284. Thats three wins in seven months for the 23-year-old Texan. He now is the youngest winner of a World Golf Championship. Surprised? Reed sure isnt. He had said he felt like he belonged among the top five in the world, and Reed wasnt about to back down after beating the strongest field in golf so far this year. "I dont see a lot of guys that have done that besides Tiger Woods and the legends of the game," Reed said of his three wins, including a WGC title. "I believe in myself, especially with how hard Ive worked. Im one of the top five players in the world. I feel like Ive proven myself." So who are the other four? He mentioned Woods, whom Reed considers the best to ever play. Reed grew up watching Woods in a red shirt and black plants on Sunday, and thought it would be wise to do the same thing. Those now are his Sunday colours, and hes now 3 for 3 when having at least a share of the 54-hole lead. He mentioned Adam Scott and Phil Mickelson. He is constantly impressed with Graeme McDowell. He played Saturday with Dustin Johnson and saw how good Johnson can be when he puts it all together. So thats five names right there, without even getting to FedEx Cup and Race to Dubai winner Henrik Stenson, Match Play chaampion Jason Day or two-time major champion Rory McIlroy.dddddddddddd So maybe it was a figure of speech. "Tough question," Reed said with a grin. "Those guys, theres so many great players out there." He at least has reason to count himself among them. Reed moved up to No. 20 in the world, and hes starting to think he can win any week, anywhere. Even the Masters? He led Augusta State to two NCAA titles. Reed makes his debut at Augusta National next month, and his outlook is changing. "Before this event, my goal was to compete and be in contention come Sunday at Augusta," Reed said. "To go and play the field -- all these guys are going to be at Augusta -- to go wire-to-wire, that definitely just gives me more confidence come Sunday that if I play how Im supposed to at Augusta, that well be in the running." Woods is limping to the Masters. One week after he withdrew from the final round of the Honda Classic after 13 holes, he said his back flared up again after an awkward shot from the bunker on the sixth hole. He wound up with a 78, his highest score ever on Sunday, and for the first time failed to make a single birdie in the final round. His hopes were gone by the sixth hole, anyway. Woods beaned two spectators in three holes with tee shots and already was seven shots behind. He said he spent the rest of the day fighting spasms, and only said after his round, "Its over. Its finally done, which is good." He tied for 25th, his best finish in four events this year. He missed a 54-hole cut at Torrey Pines, tied for 41st in Dubai and withdrew from the Honda Classic. "Just let me get through this day, get some treatment and well assess it as time goes on," Woods said of his back. His next scheduled start is March 20 at Bay Hill, where he is defending champion and an eight-time winner. Asked if he has had an MRI on his back or planned more tests, Woods said, "Well, it is back spasms. So weve done all the protocols and its just a matter of keeping everything aligned so I dont go into that." Reed certainly has his golf aligned nicely. He won the Wyndham Championship last August in a playoff over Jordan Spieth. He went wire-to-wire at the Humana Challenge, opening with three 63s. And then against a strong field, he went wire-to-wire (including ties) at Doral. 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