TAMPA, Fla. — Georgia couldn’t hold on, and Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins said he wasn’t going to finish his career with another bowl loss.
That’s the way it goes sometimes as Georgia players found out on Monday in the Outback Bowl as Michigan State won 33-30 in triple overtime.
But the mood in the postgame interview session was mostly upbeat. There were some bright spots – WR Tavarres King had a school- and bowl-record 205 receiving yards – and players and coaches seemed genuinely interested in building on what they did this season. Here are a few highlights from the interviews.
Defensive coordinator Todd Grantham on making mistakes against Michigan State and defensive depth.
WR Tavarres King on coping with the loss, his 80-yard touchdown catch and his school- and bowl-record 205 receiving yards.
QB Aaron Murray on using the loss as motivation, the performance by King and more.
Offensive coordinator Mike Bobo on turnovers, playcalling, King and more.
S Bacarri Rambo on his NFL Draft decision (no news – “No comment”), matching up against Michigan State’s defense and more.
LB Jarvis Jones on defensive mistakes, what he hopes to return next year and his teammates’ upcoming NFL Draft decisions.
CB Brandon Boykin on his senior season, his final game and how he knew his punt return for a touchdown would stand.
Michigan State QB Kirk Cousins on finishing his career with an elusive bowl win and turning the page on his football career with his sites on the NFL.
Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio on seeing his team finally win a bowl game and what it means for his program.