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.
First Team All-America
First Team All-SEC
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2005 Senior Bowl
2005 East-West Shrine Game
Villages Gridiron Classic
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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.
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
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