"You know what? I think most of them know that you can’t turn the clock back," head coach Mark Richt said. "We fought hard, we had a great plan, we did what we could do that day, we just couldn’t get it done."
The Bulldogs were driving late for the potential go-ahead score against Alabama, but time ran out on them, and the Crimson Tide held on for a 32-28 victory. Alabama will meet Notre Dame in the 2013 BCS Championship game.
Georgia, meanwhile, is beginning preparations for the Nebraska Cornhuskers, who it will face in the Capital One Bowl on Jan. 1. The Cornhuskers are also coming off a conference championship game defeat and finished the regular season at 10-3.