He also showed his inexperience, missing a block that forced Murray to throw a pass before he was ready. The errant throw was intercepted in the second quarter. Murray could be seen talking to Crowell after the play.
However, Crowell was the bright spot in a running game that totaled 137 yards on 31 carries. Coach Mark Richt said the Broncos used stunting and late movement to disrupt Georgia's blocking schemes.
"The backs had to earn everything they got," Richt said.
Crowell said the game was a good experience. And like many of Georgia's players, he shrugged off the defeat, using a veteran's phrases:
"We just have to get out there Monday and start working hard and be prepared for South Carolina next week," he said.