This Day in Georgia History: January 2nd

Dawg Post's look at this day in the history of Georgia athletics.

1984

#7 Georgia beats #2 Texas 10-9 in the 1984 Cotton Bowl at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. The loss prevented the Longhorns from winning the National Championship and paved the way for #4 Miami to do so with its win in the 1984 Orange Bowl. John Lastinger ran 17 yards for a go-ahead touchdown with just 3:22 left on the clock to lift the Bulldogs to a 10-9 triumph over Texas before 67,891. The winning TD had been set up when Bulldog sophomore Gary Moss recovered a Craig Curry fumbled punt at the Longhorn 23-yard line. Lastinger called his own number on the third play from scrimmage and darted outside right where he streaked 17 yards for the touchdown.

2005

Four-Star Plantation (FL) defensive lineman Jeff Owens commits to Georgia. Jeff Owens commits to Georgia

2012

#17 Michigan State beats #16 Georgia 33-30 in triple overtime in the 2012 Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins led a late rally in the fourth quarter and Dan Conroy kicked a 28-yard field goal in the third overtime to lift the Spartans over the Bulldogs 33-30 in the Outback Bowl. Georgia's Blair Walsh became the Southeastern Conference's career scoring leader with a field goal in the second extra period. But he missed a 42-yarder in the first overtime after conservative play calling and had a 47-yard attempt blocked on the final play of the game.

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