Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Good trends for the Outback Bowl
Since the Hall of Fame Bowl (where we were 0-1, against BC in 86) became the Outback in the mid 90s, Georgia has won all 3 appearances (against Wisconsin after the 1997 and 2004 seasons, and in a strong comeback over Purdue in the first football game of this millenium after the 1999 season). So we've had good success in Tampa.
Against Michigan St, we're 2-0, beating them in the Citrus after the somewhat disappointing 08 season, and in the Gator after 1988 when they had Tony Mandarich. Against the Big Slow, we're also pretty successful, having beaten them all 7 times we've played in bowl games (the 5 mentioned above, plus Purdue in the 04 Citrus, and Ohio St in the 93 Citrus). Yeah, we lost to Penn St in the 83 Sugar, and Nebraska in the Sun Bowl over 40 years ago, but neither of them were in the B1G at the time.