For a while, it seemed like Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray was holding the Bulldogs back in their win against Florida on Saturday. The junior had completed just 4-of-8 passes for 34 yards in the first half and tossed three interceptions.
The argument could be made that if Murray had played better, the Dawgs would've embarrassed the Gators. Florida didn't exactly take advantage of all its opportunities. But in the end, Murray still got the job done. It wasn't always pretty, but he's feeling great about how things turned out with Georgia still in position to make a run at the SEC Championship.
"It's a great feeling, just a great, great feeling," Murray said, courtesy of The Macon Telegraph. "I think it's still sinking in a little bit, but what an awesome feeling. I'm so proud of the guys because we worked hard all week, and we had a lot of adversity coming into this game that we had to overcome."
Even with the hiccups, this could be considered Murray's biggest game of his UGA career. His 45-yard touchdown pass to Malcolm Mitchell will be one the season's highlights. More importantly, it was one of those impact plays that teams need to get over a hump. As far as Murray's concerned, the only stat for that is a win.
"It was just a sloppy first half," Murray said. "I just couldn't get anything going and was really having a tough time, but we came back and finished strong. I'm proud of the guys for that.
"Stats don't mean anything to me. Obviously, I want to play better, and I hoped to play better, but we were able to pull out the win, and that's all that matters."