2005 Outback Bowl
|2005 Outback Bowl|
|Date||January 1, 2005|
|Stadium||Raymond James Stadium|
|MVP||David Pollack (Georgia DE)|
|Referee||Jack Childress (ACC)|
|United States TV coverage|
|Announcers||Mark Jones, Bob Davie, Holly Rowe|
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.