After a scoreless first quarter, Virginia scored first on a 2 yard Anthony Southern touchdown run, making the score 7-0. Aaron Brooks threw a 43-yard touchdown pass to Terrence Wilkins making the score 14-0. Brooks threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to Thomas Jones as Virginia took a 21-0 lead. An 11-yard touchdown pass by Quincy Carter made the half time score 21-7.
In the third quarter, Carter threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Boss Bailey, as Georgia cut the deficit to 21-14. Olandis Gary's 15-yard touchdown run tied the game at 21. Brooks threw a 67-yard touchdown pass to Terrence Wilkins, but Todd Braverman missed the extra point giving Virginia a 27-21 lead at the end of three quarters. In the fourth quarter, Olandis Gary scored on a 2-yard run giving Georgia a 28-27 lead. Quincy Carter later scored on a 1-yard touchdown run giving the Bulldogs a 35-27 lead. In the fourth quarter, Brooks scored on a 30 yard scoring run bringing the score to 35-33, but failed to convert the two-point conversion. After Virginia recovered the ensuing onside kick, Braverman's last second field goal attempt went wide, giving Georgia the victory.