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Michigan State Vs. Georgia: Kirk Cousins Forces Overtime In Outback Bowl

The Michigan State Spartans looked to be dead in the water when the Georgia Bulldogs went ahead 27-20 late in the fourth quarter, but the senior class wouldn't go down without a fight in the 2012 Outback Bowl. Senior quarterback Kirk Cousins orchestrated an excellent fourth quarter drive to tie the game at 27 points apiece and force overtime.

Cousins completed six of his seven passing attempts on the final drive of regulation that spanned 8t yards in less than two minutes, eventually moving the ball to the one-yard line with 26 seconds left before Le'Veon Bell pushed it across the goal line to force overtime. Cousins completed 25 of his 42 passing attempts in regulation for 285 yards on his way to leading the game-tying drive.

The Georgia offense had 19 seconds left to tie the game, but Michigan State's defense did just enough to force the overtime period.

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