Georgia bowl trivia: 10 answers that will surprise you
Georgia will appear in its 20th consecutive bowl game when it faces TCU in the Liberty Bowl on Dec. 30, which is the third-longest active streak in the nation.
The Bulldogs have a long and storied history, and they have had more than a few memorable bowl game moments. Think you know your Georgia history? Well, let’s find out.
1. Which bowl game has Georgia played in more than any other?
A. Capital One/Citrus
Answer: C. The Bulldogs have played in 51 bowl games. Only two teams have played in more. Georgia has played in 17 different bowls, which is an NCAA record. With nine appearances, the Bulldogs have played in the Sugar Bowl more than any other and are 4-5.
2. Which team has Georgia played most often in bowl games?
D. Michigan State
Answer: A. Although the Razorbacks joined the SEC in 1992, the Bulldogs have squared off with them four times, going 2-2.
3. Georgia has played three overtime bowl games, two have been against which team?
B. Michigan State
C. North Carolina
Answer: D. The Bulldogs had a memorable three-overtime matchup with Michigan State in 2012, but before that they played in two overtime games against Purdue.
4. In which bowl game has Georgia never played?
A. Oahu Bowl
B. Bluebonnet Bowl
C. Birmingham Bowl
D. Oil Bowl
Answer: C. No, the Oil Bowl is not a fossil fuel-rich region in the Middle East. It was a bowl game the Bulldogs played in 1946. Georgia was a part of the Bluebonnet Bowl in 1978 and competed in the Oahu Bowl in 2000. The SEC has a tie-in with the Birmingham Bowl, which came into existence in 2006, but the Bulldogs have never been.
5. Which Georgia player holds the record for most pass attempts in a bowl game?
A. Matthew Stafford
B. Hines Ward
C. David Greene
D. Aaron Murray
Answer: B. The Bulldogs have a long list of esteemed quarterbacks that have rolled through Athens, but Ward holds this record. An exciting player in his time at Georgia, Ward became one of the NFL’s top wide receivers upon turning pro. After an injury to Mike Bobo in the 1995 season, Ward took over at quarterback and he set a school record with 59 pass attempts in the Peach Bowl.
6. How many fruit-named bowls has Georgia played in?
Answer: A. It’s only fair that a school from the Peach State play in a lot of fruit-themed bowl games. Over the years, the Bulldogs have played in the Orange, Peach, Citrus and Tangerine bowls.
7. Before Georgia lost a bowl game, it had one end in a tie. Which team did the Bulldogs’ first postseason tie come against?
Answer: C. Georgia won its first four bowl games. It’s fifth bowl game, the 1948 Gator Bowl, ended in a 20-20 tied against Maryland. The two teams very nearly had another tie in the 1973 Peach Bowl, which the Bulldogs won 17-16.
8. Which bowl game did Georgia win to earn its first national champion designation after the 1942 season?
A. Sun Bowl
B. Orange Bowl
C. Rose Bowl
D. Peach Bowl
Answer: C. Although Ohio State was named the AP national champions in 1942, the poll was released before bowl games were played. After Georgia defeated Virginia 9-0 in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1, the Bulldogs became consensus national champions for the first time in school history.
9. Who is the only Georgia coach to have a losing record in bowl games?
A. Vince Dooley
B. Jim Donnan
C. Ray Goff
D. Wally Butts
Answer: A. The all-time winningest coach in Georgia history also happens to be the only one with a losing record. While Dooley coached in 20 bowl games, he went 8-10-2. Butts was 5-2-1, Goff went 2-2, Donnan was a perfect 4-0 and Mark Richt was the winningest coach in bowl games with a 9-5 record.
10. Georgia’s largest margin of victory is 31 points. Who did the Dawgs beat?
C. Texas A&M
Answer: D. Donning black jerseys, the Bulldogs marched up and down the field against Hawaii en route to a 41-10 victory in the January 2008 Sugar Bowl. It was a complete team victory in which both Georgia’s offense and defense dominated the Rainbow Warriors.
William McFadden covers the University of Georgia for Saturday Down South. For news on everything happening between the hedges, follow him on Twitter @willmcfadden.