The Capital One Bowl MVP, Georgia Bulldogs' quarterback Aaron Murray, spoke with the media after the 45-31 win and discussed what it meant to him and the seniors to finish off the 2012 season with a victory instead of a bowl game loss like the two years prior:
"It's definitely special. It feels great to win the game. I mean coach Richt said it in the locker room as soon as we got in there, how great it feels to walk in there at the end of the game and not see a bunch of seniors (down). I think that was the toughest thing the last two years, being an underclassmen, was to walk in there and see those seniors and their faces, and just know that's their last game, they'll never win the red and black again, and their last game was a loss."
Murray capped his 2012 season with 427 yards and five touchdowns against the Nebraska Cornhuskers after a rough start to the game, including two interceptions in the first quarter. He also had a strong enough stat-line to earn the UGA single-season passing records for yardage and touchdowns, finishing with 3,893 yards and 36 touchdowns.
Now he is faced with questions of his future with the team as the junior may consider entering the 2013 NFL Draft. That question was one that he wasn't ready to answer on Tuesday, though:
"The future, I don't know what's gonna happen. I'm just enjoying the moment right now."
Georgia finished 2012 with a 12-2 record, reaching 12 wins for only the third time in school history.