So far in his redshirt freshman season, Aaron Murray has thrown for 1,766 yards, a 12-3 TD-INT ratio and a completion percentage of 62%.
But stats don’t make a quarterback great…a quarterback is judged on their wins. Both of these great quarterbacks had signature wins in their freshman year to let you know that they have “arrived”.
Every great quarterback during the Richt era in their respective first season as a starter has had a game where the fans knew what they could expect in the future. A statement game.
David Greene’s signature game in 2001 was the “Hobnail boot” game against Tennessee. He showed his great skills and his ability to remain calm, cool and steady under pressure:
Matthew Stafford had his breakout game in 2006 against Auburn by rushing for nearly 90 yards and throwing several deep balls. He showed his poise as well by leading the team against a top 5 team. Stafford also showed off his tremendous physical attributes.
Will Florida 2010 be Aaron Murray’s “statement game”? He is obviously very talented, but does he have the “it” factor? No time like the present to show us.