2005 Outback Bowl

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2005 Outback Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Georgia 3 7 14 0 24
Wisconsin 3 3 7 8 21
Date January 1, 2005
Season 2004
Stadium Raymond James Stadium
Location Tampa, Florida
MVP David Pollack (Georgia DE)
Referee Jack Childress (ACC)
United States TV coverage
Network ESPN
Announcers Mark Jones, Bob Davie, Holly Rowe
Outback Bowl
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The 2005 edition to the Outback Bowl featured the Georgia Bulldogs, and the Wisconsin Badgers. Both teams came into the game ranked and with only 2 losses.

Brandon Coutu provided the first scoring of the game, as Georgia got on the board first with a 20-yard field goal. Later in the first quarter, kicker Mike Allen got Wisconsin on the board with a 46-yard field goal, to tie the game at 3. In the second quarter, Allen connected on a 44-yard field goal, to give Wisconsin a 6-3 lead. Quarterback David Greene connected with wide receiver Fred Gibson for a 19-yard touchdown pass, to give Georgia a 10-6 halftime lead.

In the third quarter, Greene found Jeremy Thomas for a 24-yard touchdown to extend the lead to 17-6. Running back Thomas Brown rushed 29 yards for a touchdown, to increase Georgia's lead to 24-6, at the end of the third quarter. Quarterback John Stocco found wide receiver Darrin Charles for a 19-yard touchdown pass to trim the lead to 24-13.

With Georgia trying to run out the clock, David Greene threw an interception, that was returned by Andy Crooks for 11 yards for a Wisconsin touchdown. The ensuing 2-point conversion succeeded, and Wisconsin now trailed 24-21. The onside kick attempt failed, but there was still time left. Georgia eventually converted a fourth and 1 on Wisconsin's 15-yard line to seal the game.

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