2011 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game

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2011 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game
Regular season starter game
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2011 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game logo
1 2 3 4 Total
Georgia 7 0 7 7 21
Boise State 7 7 14 7 35
Date September 3, 2011
Season 2011
Stadium Georgia Dome
Location Atlanta, Georgia
Referee Tom Ritter
Attendance 73,614
United States TV coverage
Network ESPN
Announcers: Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe
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The 2011 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, the fourth edition of the game, featured Boise State, of the Mountain West Conference, and Georgia, of the SEC, on September 3, 2011. The game took place in Atlanta, Georgia at the Georgia Dome. Boise State won the game 35–21 for the school's first ever win against a team from the SEC.

Game Summary[edit]

The defenses seemed to dominate the 1st five minutes of the game as neither team was able to get a 1st down on their 1st two possessions. But soon after, Georgia was able to explode with a 80-yd touchdown run from Brandon Boykin as Georgia was able to take a 7-0 lead. Both teams were forced to punt on their next possession and then, Kellen Moore had a 17-yd touchdown pass to Matt Miller to even things up at 7-7. The 1st quarter would end with the game tied at 7-7.

The defenses would continue to dominate as no team was able to score for the 1st ten minutes of the 2nd quarter. Kellen Moore had a 12-yd touchdown pass to Kyle Efaw with less than one minute remaining in the 1st half to give Boise State a 14-7 lead at halftime.

Boise State would get off to a successful 3rd quarter start with a Doug Martin 7-yd touchdown run to give Boise State a 21-7 lead. Georgia would manage to get the ball to the Boise State 28 yard line on their next possession but Blair Walsh would miss a 54-yd Field Goal. Both teams forced a three-and-out on each other's next possessions and then, Kellen Moore had a 3-yd touchdown pass to Tyler Shoemaker to give Boise State a 28-7 lead. Georgia would finally get something going on their next possession with a Aaron Murray 36-yd touchdown pass to Orson Charles to cut the Boise State lead to 28-14. The 3rd Quarter would end with Boise State ahead 28-14.

Boise State would get off to a strong start in the 4th quarter with a D.J. Harper 1-yd touchdown run to give Boise State a 35-14 lead. Georgia would strike back instantly with a Aaron Murray 51-yd touchdown pass to Malcolm Mitchell to cut the Boise State lead to 35-21. Boise State would manage to get the ball to the Georgia 42-yd line on their next possession and would punt it from there. Georgia would get the ball all the way to the Boise State 39-yd line on their next possession and would turn the ball over on downs when Aaron Murray threw an incomplete pass. Georgia would force a three-and-out on Boise State;s next possession. Byron Douglas would sack Aaron Murray on 4th and 12 from their own 7 yard line and Boise State would win the game 35-21 for Boise State's 1st ever win against a SEC team.[1]

Scoring Summary[edit]

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP Boise State Georgia
1 8:39 2 81 0:52 Georgia Brandon Boykin 80-yard touchdown run, Blair Walsh kick good 0 7
1 2:17 6 58 2:17 Boise State Matt Miller 17-yard touchdown reception from Kellen Moore, Dan Goodale kick good 7 7
2 0:48 7 51 3:29 Boise State Kyle Efaw 12-yard touchdown reception from Kellen Moore, Dan Goodale kick good 14 7
3 11:01 11 76 3:59 Boise State Doug Martin 7-yard touchdown run, Dan Goodale kick good 21 7
3 3:10 5 29 1:38 Boise State Tyler Shoemaker 1:38-yard touchdown reception from Kellen Moore, Dan Goodale kick good 28 7
3 1:19 5 55 1:51 Georgia Orson Charles 36-yard touchdown reception from Aaron Murray, Blair Walsh kick good 28 14
4 11:37 8 76 4:42 Boise State D.J. Harper 1-yard touchdown run, Dan Goodale kick good 35 14
4 10:15 4 69 1:22 Georgia Malcom Mitchell 51-yard touchdown reception from Aaron Murray, Balir Walsh kick good 35 21
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 35 21

External links[edit]

  1. ^ Kellen Moore tosses three TD passes to help Boise St. roll past Georgia ESPN.com September 3, 2011 Retrieved August 4, 2014