Georgia's 5 Most Exciting Bowl Games since 90

ATHENS - Dean Legge reviews the most exciting bowl games since 1990.

5. 2006 Sugar Bowl

Down four touchdowns, D.J. Shockley rallied the Bulldogs to within three points with time winding down in the fourth quarter. The underdog Mountaineers, however, faked a punt and killed the clock to win 38-35.

4. 2000 Outback Bowl

Georgia's hangover lasted deep into the fourth quarter, but when Quincy Carter and the Dawgs awoke from their New Year's slumber, they scored late on a tipped pass to tie it up, and then won in overtime thanks to Hap Hines' game-winning field goal.

3. 1995 Peach Bowl

Ray Goff's final game as head coach may have been his most exciting. Underdog Georgia, powered by Hines Ward, pushed top-15 Virginia to the limit. Jason Ferguson recovered a fumble with less than two minutes to go in the game to tie it up at 27. But on the ensuing kickoff Virginia's Petey Allen took it the distance for seven points and a 34-27 win.

2. 2006 Chick-fil-A Bowl

Down 21-3, Georgia had another bowl game comeback – this time with Tony Taylor leading the way. Mark Richt's onside kick call in the third quarter got the momentum squarely on the Dawgs' side. That transitioned to Taylor's outstanding play in the final quarter. Taylor set up two fourth quarter touchdown on interceptions. Georgia went on to win 31-24 at the Dome – its third consecutive post-season game at the venue.

1. 1998 Peach Bowl

Three years after the Bulldogs were stunned by Virginia they returned the favor. Down 21-0, and with freshman quarterback Quincy Carter looking like a junior varsity backup, Georgia's shot at a nine-win season seemed kaput. Carter threw three interceptions which led directly to Virginia touchdowns. But Carter rallied the Dawgs by throwing three touchdowns to the Dawgs. Donnan's Dawgs scored 28 points in the second half before hold their collective breaths while watching Todd Braverman's 48-yard field goal attempt fall just short. Georgia won 35-33 as Chick-fil-A cows fell from the Georgia Dome roof.


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