Michigan State won a triple overtime come-from-behind thriller yesterday, beating Georgia 33-to-30 in the Outback Bowl in Tampa. Anthony White blocked a 47-yard field goal in the third overtime to give the Spartans the victory over the Bulldogs and their first bowl win since 2001.
Dan Conroy's 28-yard field goal provided the Spartans with the winning margin. After an interception in the first overtime, Georgia kicker Blair Walsh missed a 42-yard field goal wide right that would have won the game.
Le'Veon Bell's one-yard touchdown run with 14 seconds left in regulation tied the game for Michigan State, which finished 11-and-3. Georgia, which led 16-to-0 at halftime, ended up 10-and-4.
Michigan State fifth year senior quarterback Kirk Cousins tossed three interceptions, but was in control on the biggest drive of the day, marching the Spartans 85 yards in the final 1:38 of regulation to send the game into overtime.
The victory ended MSU’s 5-game bowl losing streak. The Spartans also prevented the Big Ten from being shutout in Monday’s bowl action.
ROSE BOWL: Oregon 45 Wisconsin 38
GATOR BOWL: Florida 24 Ohio State 17
CAPITAL ONE BOWL: South Carolina 30 Nebraska 13
TICKET CITY BOWL: Houston 30 Penn State 13
And fittingly, to finish off an exciting day on the gridiron, third ranked Oklahoma State outlasted number-four Stanford 41-to-38 last night in overtime in the Fiesta Bowl.
Tonight, it’s Michigan vs. Virginia Tech in the Sugar Bowl at the Superdome in New Orleans.