Georgia fans everywhere have surely looked back on the final play of the Bulldogs’ SEC Championship Game loss to Alabama several times since that game. Be rest assured, however, that none have taken the loss as hard as QB Aaron Murray.
“I can’t sleep at night,” Murray told DawgNation on Wednesday. “I literally replay the entire game pretty much every night before I go to bed. It’s stressful. It’s a game that will probably haunt me the rest of my life, honestly.”
On the final play of the game, Murray attempted to throw a back-shoulder fade to teammate Malcolm Mitchell, only to have the pass deflected and wind up in the hands of receiver Chris Conley instead at the Alabama five-yard line. With no timeouts remaining, the Bulldogs were unable to run another play before time expired and Alabama won, 32-28, to advance to the BCS title game vs. Notre Dame.
Here’s hoping that Murray will eventually overcome the bad memories of the game and move on to either a successful senior season and/or a fruitful NFL career next fall.