It wasn’t all bad for Murray. Late in the second quarter, Murray connected with tight end Nick Truesdell, who dazzled with a one-handed catch for a 28-yard gain.
A high school All-American at Plant, Fla., Murray was recruited by Georgia where as a four-year starter he became the SEC’s all-time leader in completions (921), passing yards (13,166) and passing touchdowns (121). He holds two school single-season passing touchdown records — 36, in 2012, and 35, in 2011.
Murray was replaced by Quinton Flowers — a former quarterback at South Florida who spent time on the practice squads of the NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals and Indianapolis Colts — in the second half, offering some dazzle of his own.
The Guardians won 23-3.
Former Falcons head coach (1990-93) Jerry Glanville, who at 78-years-old coaches Tampa’s defense, caught the attention of social media for wearing two headsets during the game.
While with the Falcons, Glanville was known for an extravagant style that included cowboy hats and belt buckles the size of salad plates.