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Murray leads No. 9 Georgia past No. 6 LSU 44-41

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It was a red out for UGA's big game vs. the LSU Tigers on Saturday, September 28, 2013.  (Photo by Merissa Lynn/FOX 5 Sports) It was a red out for UGA's big game vs. the LSU Tigers on Saturday, September 28, 2013. (Photo by Merissa Lynn/FOX 5 Sports)

By PAUL NEWBERRY
AP Sports Writer

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - 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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