After Georgia defeated Oklahoma 54-48 in the Rose Bowl Monday, Bulldogs linebacker Davin Bellamy told Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield to be humble himself.
Mayfield, who has faced criticism for his aggression and immature celebration tactics against opponents this season, responded to Bellamy’s yelling “humble yourself” after the game.
“Yeah,” the Heisman winner said. “But they can say what they want. They won the game. That’s just how it is.”
In the Georgia locker room, Bellamy didn’t mince words about why he chose to come after Mayfield.
"All I'm saying is humble yourself,” Bellamy said, according to ESPN’s Arash Markazi. “All the flamboyancy ... I carry myself the same way, but humble yourself, man. ... Our wide receivers came back and told us that they were running their routes before we went out there and he was on their line. Just humble yourself, man, just humble yourself. You're not built like that."
The third-ranked Georgia Bulldogs will face the No. 4 Alabama Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff National Championship game Monday at 8 p.m. at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium.