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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.

6 comments:

  1. They also had Andre Rison on that '88 team. I remember he caught a touchdown pass on a 3rd and 30 play, right on the goal line. Damn, I was a pissed off kid right at that moment.

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  2. That was Dooley's last game too. I was also there . Rison had over 200 yards receiving that night.I was glad to see all zeros on the score board after seeing him torch us.

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  3. Don't forget that Rodney Hampton destroyed the MSU defense on the ground and in the air, which allowed us to win that game. I was also there and remember the shock of seeing Rison score a TD on 3rd and 30, it was like a foreshadowing of the Willie Martinez years.

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  4. And Wayne Johnson was airing it out, too. What a great last game for Dooley.

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  5. Only way we lose, just like LSU game, is if Murray turns the ball over. Need seem poised play at QB. Not sure it's going to happen with Murray. Hasn't happened in 2 years (0-6 vs. teams that finished in the top 20)

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  6. Because he's the reason, and the only reason, we haven't beaten a top 20 team in 2 years?

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