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One of Aaron Murray’s SEC records falls in Week 6

Former Georgia Bulldog quarterback Aaron Murray no longer holds the SEC record for most completions in a career. Mississippi State quarterback Will Rogers broke Murray’s recorded on October 8 against the Arkansas Razorbacks.

Rogers passed Murray for the most completions in SEC history early in the game against Arkansas. Rogers, a junior quarterback, now has 943 career completions. Rogers has already attempted 1,311 passes in his career.

It took Will Rogers only 28 games to break Aaron Murray’s conference record. How did Rogers break Murray’s record so fast? He can thank Mississippi State head coach Mike Leach’s pass-heavy system.

Mississippi State Bulldogs quarterback Will Rogers is a key cog in one of the most pass-heavy offenses in SEC history. Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports

Aaron Murray threw 1,478 passes over his four season career in Athens. However, Murray did not ever come close to the amount of passes that Will Rogers threw in a single season. Rogers threw 683 passes during the 2021 college football season. Rogers attempted an average of 52.5 passes per game last season.

Rogers is a big reason why No. 17 Mississippi State is 4-1 to start the year. Georgia travels to face Mississippi State on November 12.

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Story originally appeared on UGA Wire