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Michigan State Vs. Georgia, Outback Bowl 2012: Bulldogs Take 16-0 Lead Into Half

Georgia began the second half of the Outback Bowl up 2-0, but with the ball on the Michigan State 41 on a 3rd and 17. Going with a safe rush to try and pick up a couple extra yards, Aaron Murray took it, but Chris Norman forced a fumble and Michigan State took over at their own 41-yard line, after William Gholston recovered the ball.

Unfortunately for them, they were unable to get anything out of it, after a false start penalty set them back another five yards and Kirk Cousin missed his receiver on 3rd and 10. They were forced to punt, so Georgia took over inside their own 20. At this point, it turned into the punt bowl, as each team exchanged punts three times back and forth, before Georgia took over again and widened the gap between them and MSU. That is to say, widened the 2-0 gap.

On 1st and 10 from their own 20-yard line, Aaron Murray hit Tavarres King for an 80-yard touchdown pass. Nobody came close to catching him, save for a referee that was almost bowled over. So Michigan State took over again with time running out in the half, and were forced to an immediate three-and-out. Mike Sadler came out to punt, and, of course, Brandon Boykin returned it 92 yards for a touchdown. That gave the Bulldogs a 16-0 lead.

Michigan State got the ball back, but were unable to do anything and trailed 16-0 heading into the half. Below, we've got video of the King touchdown.

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