MVP Aaron Murray leads Georgia to 45-31 win over Nebraska in Capital One Bowl
ORLANDO, Fla. — Aaron Murray set a Georgia bowl record with five touchdown passes and earned Capital One Bowl MVP honors as the No. 7 Bulldogs came from behind to defeat Nebraska 45-31 Tuesday at Citrus Bowl Stadium.
The win was Georgia’s — and Murray’s — first in a bowl game in the past two years. The 2012 Bulldogs (12-2) become just the third team in UGA history to win 12 games, joining the 1980 national champions (12-0) and the 2002 SEC champions (13-1).
It was a slow start for Murray. He threw interceptions on two of the Bulldogs’ first three possessions. But he ended up tying his personal record for passing yards in a game with 427 yards. He was 18-of-33 passing and narrowly missed getting a sixth touchdown when Tavarres King couldn’t haul in Murray’s pass in the the game’s final minutes.
The Bulldogs trailed 31-23 late in the third quarter when Murray led them on a 79-yard scoring drive to tie the game. After three straight Todd Gurley runs, Murray hit King on an 11-yard …
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