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2016 Liberty Bowl

SPECIAL THANKS BOWL HISTORY HONORS 76 | 58th AutoZone Liberty Bowl TCU GEORGIA BOWL EVENTS WELCOME down in the final minute of the first half to cut the lead to 10-7 after a UGA fumble. Late in the fourth quarter, Georgia muffed a punt that led to a Colonels touchdown that brought the game within two points at 26-24 with 3:42 left to play. In the subsequent possession, Georgia was able to pick up two first downs to hold on to the victory. The Georgia defense limited the Colonels to 236 total yards while notching two interceptions and a fumble. Georgia linebacker Lorenzo Carter returned the fumble for a touchdown after cornerback Aaron Davis knocked the ball loose from Nicholls’ quarterback on a sack in the third quarter to put UGA up 26-14. Offensively, McKenzie provided the spark for the Bulldogs as he collected 142 all-purpose yards stemming off a 66-yard touchdown reception from Eason and a 55-yard punt return that set up a 26-yard field goal in the third quarter. Eason finished with 204 yards passing and a touchdown, while Chubb totaled 80 yards on 20 carries. GAME 3: #16 Georgia 28, Missouri 27 Sept. 17 | Columbia, MO Jacob Eason found Isaiah McKenzie on a 4th-and-10 for a 20-yard game-winning touchdown with 1:29 left to play that pushed the No. 16-ranked Georgia Bulldogs past the Missouri Tigers 28-27 in front of a crowd of 57,098 at Faurot Field in Memorial Stadium and a SEC Network televised audience. The Bulldogs received the ball from the Tigers with 3:41 left on the clock trailing 27-21. True freshman quarterback Eason led Georgia 90 yards down the field on 10 plays, going 3-for-8 with 43 yards and the touchdown through the air. Junior wideout McKenzie caught two balls in the final drive for 26 yards and the score. Eason set career-highs across the board as he went 29-for-55 with 308 yards and three touchdowns. McKenzie grabbed a career-best 10 receptions for 122 yards and three scores. Georgia Nick Chubb had 63 yards on the ground on 19 carries. The Georgia defense caused five turnovers on the day. Safety Quincy Mauger matched his career-high of two interceptions that he set vs. Mizzou in 2014. Sophomore cornerback Juwuan Briscoe hauled in one interception and two fumble recoveries, both career-highs. Sophomore linebacker Natrez Patrick led the Bulldogs with nine total tackles. The game was a tale of two halves as the first half featured a high-scoring aerial attack from both team and the second half consisted of a defensive struggle. The teams combined for 41 points and 595 total yards in the first half but the second half saw 14 points and 287 total yards. After the game-winning touchdown, Aaron Davis stripped Missouri’s J’Mon Moore on the Tigers’ first play, which was recovered by Briscoe. The Bulldogs were able to kneel the ball to expire the game clock and collect a win in their SEC season opener. ISAIAH McKENZIE HAULED IN THE GAME-WINNING TOUCHDOWN TO GIVE GEORGIA A WIN IN ITS SEC OPENER.


2016 Liberty Bowl
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