The 2012 Outback Bowl was one of the most exciting games of the college football postseason as it became just the second of the year to head into overtime. After a pair of stops, it was the first to go to double (and then triple) overtime before the game ended with the Michigan State Spartans pulling out a 33-30 triple overtime victory over the Georgia Bulldogs.
The Spartans blocked Blair Walsh's 47-yard field goal attempt in the third overtime to clinch the victory.
Michigan State was in trouble heading into halftime as they trailed 16-0, but Kirk Cousins orchestrated a solid second half on his way to an impressive fourth quarter drive to force overtime. The quarterback was able to avenge a heart-breaking interception in the first overtime when kicker Dan Conroy hit the game-winning field goal in the third overtime.
The Bulldogs were obviously impressive in the first half, but Aaron Murray and the Georgia offense sputtered just enough in the second half to allow the Spartans to force overtime. Murray had a chance to tie the game in the third overtime, but Michigan State's defense was able to force the Bulldogs to settle for -- and miss -- the potential 47-yard game-tying field goal.
For more on the Michigan State Spartans, go to The Only Colors. For an opposing view, check out Dawg Sports. You can also head over to SB Nation's main NCAA Football hub at SBNation.com/NCAA-Football.