JACKSONVILLE, Fla. ‚Äî Georgia tailback Todd Gurley finished with 183 total yards, but fell just short of hitting the 1,000-yard rushing mark.
He finished the season with 989 yards rushing after having a team-high 86 on 21 carries Wednesday.
‚ÄúIt is what it is,‚Äù said Gurley, who got into it with some Nebraska players because he said they held onto his jersey. ‚ÄúThat‚Äôs not going to define me. Y‚Äôall know what I can do.‚Äù
He also finished with a team-high seven catches for a career-high 97 yards and a touchdown.
His longest run of the day was 16 yards on a wet turf.
‚ÄúIt was kind of bad just with the rain and everything,‚Äù Gurley said. ‚ÄúYou just had to be patient out there, you just couldn‚Äôt go full speed like you wanted to.‚Äù
Gurley, sidelined for three and a half games this season with a sprained ankle, came out at times in the red zone to catch his breath, Bobo said.
‚ÄúYou can tell he‚Äôs still not 100 percent,‚Äù offensive coordinator Mike Bobo said. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs a big challenge for him to get back to where he‚Äôs full speed and able to finish games. He‚Äôs a difference maker right now and he‚Äôs not 100 percent healthy. We‚Äôve got to get him 100 percent healthy and confident again and playing and cutting off that ankle.‚Äù