With only one senior among the key starters, the Bulldogs have several top young players at skill positions making them a dangerous opponent for Michigan State.
Here is a quick breakdown of each skill position for the Bulldogs.
Quarterback: Aaron Murray (6-1, 211, Redshirt Sophomore)
One of the top young quarterbacks in the country, Murray, who is in his second year as a starter, threw for 33 touchdowns with only 12 interceptions on the season. The starter in all 13 games for the Bulldogs this season, passed for 2,861 yards hitting on just over 58% of this throws. The Spartans defense will need to place pressure on Murray to keep him off rhythm if they want to slow down the Bulldogs offense.
Key Backup: Huston Mason (6-3, 196, Sophomore)
Tailback: Isaiah Crowell (5-11, 215, Freshman)
Just like the Spartans, Georgia did not have a 1,000 yard rusher in 2011. Crowell may not have the size of LeVeon Bell, however, he did rush for 847 yards (4.7 avg) and score five rushing touchdowns in only seven games started.
Key Backup: Carlton Thomas (5-7, 163, Junior)
Fullback: Bruce Figgins (6-4, 272, Senior)
Figgins is a big size blocker who will catch a pass here and there. On the season he posted seven catches for 96 yards and one touchdown in eight starts.
Key Backup: Alexander Ogletree (5-10, 224, Sophomore)
Tight End: Orson Charles (6-3, 241, Junior)
The leading pass catcher with 44 receptions, Charles is an athletic tight end with good size and hands with five touchdowns on the season.
Key Backup: Aron White (6-4, 239, Senior)
X-Receiver: Malcolm Mitchell (6-1, 184, Freshman)
The leader in receiving yards, Mitchell is a young star in the making and a receiver that will test the Spartans defensive backfield. On the season he's posted four touchdowns.
Key Backup: Marlon Brown (6-5, 222, Junior)
Z-Receiver: Tavarres King (6-1, 192, Junior)
King has posted 41 catches on the season for 500 yards and seven touchdowns.
Key Backup: Chris Conley (6-3, 202, Freshman)
Strengths: Georgia has received solid play from Murray who has six offensive pass catching weapons at his disposal. Michigan State linebackers, safeties, and corners should expect to be tested early and often in the Outback Bowl.
Weakness: With a 4.1 average the Bulldogs are not a bad rushing team. However, the majority of the carries have been given to Crowell a true freshman who has appeared in 11 games while making seven starts. Crowell's biggest game came against Ole Miss when he rushed for 147 yards on 30 carries. His longest rushing touchdown was a 27 yarder against Coastal Carolina and his longest run from scrimmage was 29 yards against Ole Miss.