JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Arthur Lynch seemed to be going out in style in the final game of his Georgia career, but when the Bulldogs needed their All-SEC tight end to most come up big, he couldn’t hold onto the ball.
The fifth-year senior wiped away tears with a towel as he spoke to reporters in the bowels of EverBank Field Wednesday on following Georgia’s 24-19 loss to Nebraska.
“You want to go out and represent Georgia and represent your teammates in the right way,” Lynch said. “I couldn’t do that.”
Lynch made a pair of fourth-quarter drops, the last inside the Nebraska 10-yard line on a fourth down pass with 25 seconds to play.
“Unfortunately the two most important plays of my career are the two throws that they threw to me and I couldn’t come up (with it),” Lynch said. “That’s on me. That’s kind of how it goes sometimes in sports.”
Lynch set a career-high with six catches for 69 yards.
Three hours after the game, he tweeted out: “Sorry for coming up short #DawgNation I love you all…”
“It’s tough, especially a senior, to go out feeling like you may have cost us the football game,” offensive coordinator Mike Bobo said. “By no means did Arthur Lynch cost us that football game. I thought he blocked well at the point of attack and made several key third-down catches to keep drives going. … He played his tail off for Georgia for five years.”