#16 Georgia (8-3, 5-3 SEC) vs. Boston College (7-4, 4-3 Big East) Dec. 28, 2001: Adelphia Coliseum (68,498), Nashville, Tenn., 5:00 pm et., ESPN Radio: Georgia Radio Network (WSB 750 AM-Atlanta, WNGC-FM 106.1 Athens) INTERNET GAME DAY LIVE: http://georgiadogs.fansonly.com/sports/m-footbl/sched/geo-m-footbl-sched.html
What's at Stake?
For the first time in school history, Georgia can post five consecutive seasons where it has finished ranked in the Associated Press final Top 20. Twice in school history, the Bulldogs have had four seasons of finishing in the AP Top 20 (1980-83 and 1997-2000). u For the first time in school history, Georgia has posted five consecutive seasons (1997-2001) with at least eight wins. Twice in school history, the Bulldogs have had four consecutive eight-win seasons (1980-83, 1997-2000).
BULLDOG SEASON REVIEW
Year Rec. AP Bowl 1997 10-2 10th Outback d. Wisconsin 33-6 1998 9-3 14th Peach d. Virginia 35-33 1999 8-4 16th Outback d. Purdue 28-25OT 2000 8-4 20th O'ahu d. Virginia 37-14 2001 Currently 8-3, ranked 16th
Currently, Georgia has set a school record with four consecutive seasons with a bowl victory. Overall, Georgia is making its 37th bowl appearance, which ranks sixth nationally. The Bulldogs have a 19-14-3 bowl record. With their invitation to the Music City Bowl, the Bulldogs have participated in 18 different bowls throughout their 109-year history, more different games than any other team in the nation.
Up Next: Boston College in the Music City Bowl
Georgia faces Boston College (7-4, 5-3 Big East) for the fourth time in school history with the three previous matchups coming in 1950, 1951 and 1986. The Bulldogs are 2-1 against the Eagles. 1950 in Boston: Georgia wins 19-7 1951 in Athens: Georgia wins 35-28 1986 in Tampa: Boston College wins the Hall of Fame Bowl 27-24
Fast Facts from the Last Meeting :
Boston College scored the winning touchdown with 32 seconds left to edge Georgia 27-24 in the first Hall of Fame Bowl held in Tampa, Fla. Shawn Halloran threw a five-yard strike to Kelvin Martin for the victory. Georgia trailed by 13 at the half but rallied back to take a 24-20 lead on a five-yard TD run by QB James Jackson early in the fourth quarter. In the first quarter, Jackson gave the Bulldogs the early lead on a seven-yard TD run but then the Eagles responded with 20 straight points. The Eagles got on the board with a 23-yard field goal at the end of the first quarter by Brian Lowe and then scored 17 points in the second quarter for a 20-7 halftime advantage.