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2016 Liberty Bowl

SPECIAL THANKS BOWL HISTORY HONORS 80 | 58th AutoZone Liberty Bowl TCU GEORGIA BOWL EVENTS WELCOME GAME 5: #11 Tennessee 34, #25 Georgia 31 Oct.A 1 | Athens, GA wild second half led to an even wilder ending, as a No. 20 Georgia (3-2, 1-2) lead with four seconds remaining disappeared with a Tennessee Hail Mary pass giving the No. 11 Volunteers (5-0, 2-0) a 34-31 win. Tennessee’s Joshua Dobbs launched a 43-yard throw toward the endzone with Jauan Jennings hauling it in for the game winner as time ran out. In the previous drive, Georgia used its own come-from-behind touchdown with Jacob Eason finding Riley Ridley on a 47-yard connection, giving the Bulldogs a 31-28 advantage with 10 seconds left in the contest. Eason completed 17-of-28 passes for 211 yards, targeting Isaac Nauta with five of those throws for 83 yards. Sony Michel led the rushing attack with 91 yards on 16 carries with a touchdown while Brian Herrien added 74 yards on 15 carries. Defensively, Natrez Patrick tallied a team-high 10 tackles, including five solo stops. Aaron Davis and Maurice Smith followed with eight and seven tackles, respectively, as Smith also grabbed a late interception. After holding the lead for most of the game, a late fumble by Georgia in its endzone allowed the Vols to recover and score for its first lead at 28-24 with less than three minutes left in the game. Starting at the Georgia 4-yard line, Eason was hit and lost the ball with Tennessee’s Corey Vereen recovering for the touchdown. The Bulldogs came out to a commanding 17-0 lead early but the Volunteers answered with a touchdown in the final minute of play in the first half and then scored on their openings possession of the second half to make it a 17-14 game. FRESHMAN RILEY RIDLEY PUT GEORGIA AHEAD WITH JUST 10 SECONDS REMAINING AS HE HOOKED UP WITH JACOB EASON FOR A 47-YARD TOUCHDOWN. GAME 6: Georgia 28, South Carolina 14 Oct. 9 | Columbia, SC An authoritative rushing attack helped Georgia (4- 2, 2-2) defeat South Carolina (2-4, 1-4) by a 28-14 final score. The game was played on Sunday, due to Hurricane Matthew, in front of a crowd of 77,221 at Williams-Brice Stadium. The Bulldogs ran wild as they amassed 326 rushing yards, its largest output on the ground this season. Veteran backs Sony Michel (133 yards) and Nick Chubb (121 yards) both surpassed the 100-yard mark, while freshman Brian Herrien (82 yards) nearly hit triple digits as well. On the defensive side, the Bulldogs limited South Carolina to 318 yards, with 164 coming on their two scoring drives. For the game, USC was held to 2-for-13 on third downs and turned the ball over three times. Georgia started off fast, opening the game with a seven play, 73-yard drive that ended with a Nick Chubb 15- yard touchdown. The Bulldogs tallied three runs of 15 or more yards on the opening drive. SONY MICHEL LED A DOMINANT RUSHING ATTACK TO HELP GEORGIA DEFEAT SOUTH CAROLINA. Georgia cornerback Malkom Parrish interception a


2016 Liberty Bowl
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