Purdue quarterback Drew Brees threw touchdown passes of 3 and 11 yards to wide receiver Chris Daniels as Purdue opened up a 13-0 lead. Brees fired a 21-yard touchdown pass to Vinny Sutherland as Purdue led 19-0 at the end of the 1st quarter. In the second quarter, Brees fired a 32-yard touchdown pass to Chris James, and Purdue led 25-0. Georgia's Terrence Edwards scored on a 74-yard touchdown run cutting the margin to 25-7. A Georgia field goal before halftime made the score 25-10.
In the third quarter, Georgia quarterback Quincy Carter scored on an 8-yard touchdown run, and the 2-point conversion attempt was good making the score Purdue 25, Georgia 18, after 3 quarters. In the fourth quarter, Carter found Randy McMichael for an 8-yard touchdown pass to tie the game at 25. In overtime Hap Hines kicked a 21-yard field goal as Georgia escaped with a 28-25 victory.