TAMPA BAY (WKZO) -- The Michigan State Spartans take on the Georgia Bulldogs in a re-match of the 2009 Capital One Bowl. The Spartans enter the game 10-3 looking to avoid a 2-game losing streak to end the 2011 season.
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Michigan State stopped Georgia on their opening drive by holding them on a 3rd down and short forcing a punt to the Michigan State 1-yard-line. The Spartans responded by throwing an out-pass in the end zone that was stopped behind the goal line for a safety.
Michigan State came up with a big-time stop inside the Spartans 10-yard-line on 4th-down and 1 to give them the ball back. Georgia had been moving on the strength of a pass-interference penalty and a strong running game.
Michigan State and Georgia continue to trade field position but neither team has been able to score. The Spartans still trail 2-0.
On the 1st play of their possession Georgia Quarterback Aaron Murray hit Tavarres King for an 80-yard-touchdown reception. Georgia leads Michigan State 9-0.
Georgia is pulling away from Michigan State following a 92-yard punt return for a touchdown. The return gives the Bulldogs a 16-0 lead over the Spartans.
Michigan State scores on an 8-yard-touchdown run by Le'Veon Bell. Spartans cut the Bulldogs lead to 16-8 with 2-point-conversion.
Michigan State Darqueze Dennard intercepts Aaron Murray and returns it for a touchdown. The Spartans fail on the 2-point-conversion to bring themselves within 16-14 in the 3rd quarter.
Georgia kicks a 32-yard-field goal to give the Bulldogs a 19-14 lead over the Michigan State Spartans in the 4th quarter. The field goal was a win for the Michigan State defense after Kirk Cousins threw an interception to bring the Bulldogs into the red zone.
Following a long gain on a screen pass the Spartans found Keith Nichol on 3rd down and 7 from the 7-yard-line to take their first lead of the day. Michigan State leads Georgia 20-19.
Georgia drove right down the field and scored on a 13-yard-pass from Aaron Murray to Brandon Boykin. The Boykin touchdown was followed by a 2-point-conversion to give the Bulldogs a 27-20 lead late in the 4th quarter.
Le'Veon Bell ties it 27-27 with a 1-yard-touchdown run. It took the Spartans several plays to get into the end zone after a 1st down by Keyshawn Martin where his knee went down at the 1-yard-line.
47-yard field-goal is good by Blair Walsh of Georgia. Georgia leads 30-27.
Michigan State follows with a Dan Conroy field-goal to tie the game at 30-30.
Spartans Conroy hits field goal to give Spartans 33-30 lead.