Boxscore
Michigan State 33, Georgia 30
Monday, January 2, 2012 1:00 PM
Location - Raymond James Stadium
Attendance - 49429

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 OT T
Michigan State 0 0 14 13 6 33
Georgia 2 14 0 11 3 30

Recap


Dan Conroy kicked a 28-yard field goal in the third overtime and Michigan State blocked a potentially tying kick on the ensuing drive to down Georgia, 33-30, in the Outback Bowl on Monday.

Kirk Cousins passed for 300 yards and a touchdown and Le’Veon Bell rushed for a pair of scores for the Spartans (11-3), who snapped a five-game bowl losing streak.

The Bulldogs (10-4) had a chance to win in the first overtime but Blair Walsh missed a 42-yard field goal attempt wide right.

The schools traded field goals in the second overtime and Michigan State got the first crack in the third, with Conroy converting. Walsh’s 47-yard attempt was blocked on 4th-and-14 to end it.

Trailing, 27-20, with 1:55 left, Cousins drove Michigan State 85 yards and Bell punched it in from the 1-yard line with 19 seconds remaining to send it to overtime.

The Bulldogs built up a 16-0 lead at the half, but Michigan State began to creep back into it in the third quarter. The Spartans turned an interception into eight points when Bell rushed in for an 8-yard score and Cousins completed the two-point conversion pass.

The defense made it a 16-14 game 1:33 later, when Darqueze Dennard intercepted Murray and brought it back 38 yards for a score.

Following a Georgia field goal, Cousins drove the Spartans down and gave them their first lead of the day with a 7-yard touchdown pass to Keith Nichol.

The two-point conversion failed and any momentum was short-lived, as Murray drove 81 yards in 1:38, finding Brandon Boykin for a 13-yard score and getting the two-point conversion to make it 27-20.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 12:07
Georgia   S  Georgia 2 - Michigan State 0
2nd Quarter - 3:06
Georgia   TD  Georgia 9 - Michigan State 0
2nd Quarter - 1:39
Georgia   TD  Georgia 16 - Michigan State 0
3rd Quarter - 7:52
Michigan State   TD  Georgia 16 - Michigan State 8
3rd Quarter - 1:47
Michigan State   TD  Georgia 16 - Michigan State 14
4th Quarter - 9:58
Georgia   FG  Georgia 19 - Michigan State 14
4th Quarter - 8:22
Michigan State   TD  Georgia 19 - Michigan State 20
4th Quarter - 6:44
Georgia   TD  Georgia 27 - Michigan State 20
4th Quarter - 0:19
Michigan State   TD  Georgia 27 - Michigan State 27
OT - 0:00
Georgia   FG  Georgia 30 - Michigan State 27
OT - 0:00
Michigan State   FG  Georgia 30 - Michigan State 30
OT - 0:00
Michigan State   FG  Georgia 30 - Michigan State 33
TEAMS

Team Records

  Michigan State Georgia
W/L 11 - 3 - 0 10 - 4 - 0
Conference 7 - 2 - 0 7 - 2 - 0

Team Stats

  Michigan State Georgia
Score 33 30
First Downs 15 15
3rd Down Efficiency 6-for-20
30%
6-for-18
33%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
0-for-1
0%
Total Yards 391 339
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 29-73 39-51
Average/Rush 2.5 1.3
Passing
Comp-Att 28-51 20-32
Passing Yards 318 288
Average/Pass Play 6.1 8.0
Penalties-Yards 8-50 5-15
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-1
Interceptions Thrown 3 2
Time of Possession 28:26 31:34

PLAYER STATS

Michigan State (11 - 3)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
K. Cousins 27/50 300 1 3
K. Martin 1/1 18 0 0
Georgia (10 - 4)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
A. Murray 20/32 288 2 2
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
L. Bell 17 48 2.8 2
K. Cousins 4 23 5.8 0
E. Baker 6 10 1.7 0
K. Martin 2 -8 -4.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
K. Malcome 12 51 4.2 0
B. Boykin 2 8 4.0 0
I. Crowell 3 3 1.0 0
B. Smith 2 3 1.5 0
C. Thomas 2 0 0.0 0
R. Samuel 9 0 0.0 0
A. Murray 8 -13 -1.6 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
B. Linthicum 7 115 16.4 0
B. Cunningham 7 66 9.4 0
K. Nichol 4 53 13.2 1
L. Bell 5 39 7.8 0
K. Martin 4 35 8.8 0
T. Anderson 1 10 10.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
T. King 6 205 34.2 1
M. Mitchell 7 51 7.3 0
B. Boykin 1 13 13.0 1
M. Brown 1 6 6.0 0
K. Malcome 1 6 6.0 0
M. Bennett 1 4 4.0 0
I. Crowell 1 4 4.0 0
O. Charles 1 2 2.0 0
A. Murray 1 -3 -3.0 0
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