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Georgia vs. Florida: Mike Bobo says Dawgs showed 'will to win'

Georgia offensive coordinator discussed the team's win against Florida on Saturday.

Sam Greenwood

Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray made it clear that he was more content with the Bulldogs' win against the Florida Gators than concerned with his own stats or individual performance. Murray wasn't great for a significant part of the game, and finished with three interceptions.

Still, because of the way he finished, Saturday turned out to be one of the quarterback's finest moments at UGA. Here's what Bulldogs offensive coordinator Mike Bobo had to say about Murray's game:

"Obviously a little off early - for about three quarters. But to finish the game in the fourth quarter the way he did, and throw with a little authority, was good to see. That was the main emphasis at halftime: Hey it's 7-6, we're winning the ballgame, and we're basically killing ourselves with penalties and throwing interceptions. I thought we protected awesome. I thought we had protection. I just didn't think we were committed to ripping it in there on some passes. But that happens. You're playing a great defense. They made plays. I like the way our guys finished the game and made plays when we needed it."

Murray connected with Malcolm Mitchell for a 45-yard touchdown pass, which ultimately propelled the Dawgs to victory. He'd been so miserable earlier. Murray 4-of-8 passes for 34 yards and all of those interceptions came in the first half. Bobo said the team showed a will to win against Florida.

Here another line from Bobo:

"I thought you saw a will tonight. A will to win. And a lot of times that gets overlooked here at Georgia, on certain weeks. Some of those other teams, they talk about how they exerted their will. At Georgia they talk about how we almost lost the game. The bottom line is we went out and got it on both sides of the ball and special teams."

The Bulldogs moved up in both national polls after the win. Georgia is now ranked No. 7 in the AP Poll and No. 6 in the Coaches Poll.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.