Final Record: Overall: 10-2; SEC: 6-2
'Dogs Win 10 Or More For Third Straight Season; Win Outback Bowl
With a 10-2 season, the 'Dogs registered 10 or more wins for the third straight year--only the second time that has happened in Bulldog history. Georgia's season ended with a 24-21 victory in the Outback Bowl, the 'Dogs' third straight post-season win, and leaving the Bulldogs ranked among the nation's top six teams for the third straight year.
Georgia's Attendance Average Ranks Fifth Nationally
Georgia's average home football attendance of 92,746 ranked fifth best in the country for the 2004 season according to NCAA statistics.
The 92,746 figure represents a sellout in all six Bulldog home games. The fifth-place finish marks the 18th time in the last 23 years that Georgia has ranked among the nation's top six teams in average home attendance. It's also the 22nd time in the last 23 years the Bulldogs have finished among the top seven.
Along the way, Georgia defeated defending national champion LSU, beat Florida for the first time since 1997 and knocked off Georgia Tech for the fourth consecutive year.
- David Pollack
- Rotary Lombardi Award - (Nation's Outstanding Lineman)
- Ted Hendricks Award - (Nation's Top Defensive End)
- Chuck Bednarik Award - (Nation's Top Defensive Player)
- Ronnie Lott Trophy - (Nation's Defensive Impact Player of the Year)
- SEC Defensive Player of the Year
- DE David Pollack, FS Thomas Davis
- DE David Pollack, FS Thomas Davis, LB Odell Thurman, WR Reggie Brown, WR Fred Gibson, OT Max Jean-Gilles, TE Leonard Pope
- QB David Greene
- QB David Greene
- QB David Greene, WR Reggie Brown, WR Fred Gibson
- LB Arnold Harrison
- FB Jeremy Thomas
- QB David Greene
- Sean Bailey, John DeGenova, David Greene, Albert Hollis, Jacob Hooten, Lee Jackson, Brian Jordan, William Koehler, Porter Lady, Bryan McClendon, Bartley Miller, Quentin Moses, Gary Rymer, Ryan Schnetzer, D.J. Shockley, Russ Tanner, Joseph Tereshinski III,Jeremy Thomas, Evan Wells, Stephen White.
First Team All-America
First Team All-SEC
Second Team All-SEC
2005 Senior Bowl
2005 East-West Shrine Game
Villages Gridiron Classic
SEC Good Works Team
Bulldogs to Make Third Appearance in the Outback Bowl
Tampa, Fla. -- The Georgia Bulldogs (10-2) won their third consecutive bowl game, holding off a late Wisconsin rally to defeat the Badgers 24-21 in front of 62,414 Outback Bowl fans at Raymond James Stadium and an ESPN national television audience.
It was the last game for several Bulldog seniors, including All-American DE David Pollack whose three-sack performance earned him Outback Bowl MVP.
Overall, Georgia's defense stifled the Badgers' offense, allowing just 13 points while recording seven quarterback sacks and forcing and recovering two fumbles.
Wisconsin (9-3) took an early second-quarter 6-3 lead in a battle of field goals, but Georgia's offense came to life in the middle of the game. Senior QB David Greene connected on a 24-yard touchdown with senior Fred Gibson and later a 24-yard TD to senior Jeremy Thomas, who made a great catch off a deflection.
Freshman Thomas Brown notched his fourth 100-yard rushing game of the year with 111 yards on 16 carries, including a 29-yard touchdown run to give Georgia a 24-6 lead.
Wisconsin rallied late with one offensive and one defensive touchdown, but the Bulldogs prevailed in the end.
- Georgia's game captains against Wisconsin were David Greene, David Pollack, Reggie Brown and Thomas Davis.
- With the victory, Georgia's senior class posted a 42-10 record in their career which is second best in school history. Only the Class of 1983 had a better mark at 43-4-1. Senior QB David Greene started all 52 games. The Class of 2004 posted their third straight season with at least 10 wins.
- Greene set the SEC Career Record for Total Offense on the first play of the game, a 31-yard pass to Leonard Pope. He finished his career as the NCAA's all-time winningest QB at 42-10.
- David Pollack also finished his Georgia career in style, tying an Outback Bowl record with three sacks. He ended his career with 36 sacks, which ranks fourth in SEC history and is a Bulldog record. Georgia's seven sacks on the day is an Outback Bowl record.
- Two more seniors, wide receivers Fred Gibson and Reggie Brown, also finished their careers in the record books. Gibson (4 rec., 42 yards, 1 TD) ended his career second in Georgia history with 20 TD-receptions and third in career receptions with 161. Brown (3 rec., 39 yards) ended his career with 144 catches which ties for fourth in school history with Hines Ward.
- The Bulldogs have played the Badgers twice in their history, both times an Outback Bowl victory (33-6 win in 1998). Georgia is now 7-2 all-time against Big Ten opponents.
- Senior and former walk-on Jeremy Thomas, fullback, caught his first and only career touchdown pass.
GA- B. Coutu 20-yd field goal 10:24, 1st Q
WIS- M. Allen 46-yd field goal 05:47, 1st Q
WIS- M. Allen 44-yd field goal 14:55, 2nd Q
GA- F. Gibson 19-yd pass from D. Greene (B. Coutu kick) 07:38, 2nd Q
GA- J. Thomas 24-yd pass from D. Greene (B. Coutu kick) 09:16, 3rd Q
GA- T. Brown 29-yd run (B. Coutu kick) 06:33, 3rd Q
WIS- D. Charles 19-yd pass from J. Stocco (M. Allen kick) 03:16, 3rd Q
WIS- A. Crooks 11-yd interception return (J. Orr pass) 04:13, 4th Q