Author Boxing Collere Football College Basketball Court Fantasy Golf MLB
Collegiate Sports Forums
MMA NFL NHL NBA Opinion Racing Rumors Soccer Tennis Tickets WWE Submit

Among the non-BCS Bowl Games, the 2012 Outback Bowl may have the most anticipated on-field matchup. Both Michigan State and Georgia finished the regular season ranked in the Top 20 in all the polls, and both played in their respective Conference Championship Games. Set for Monday, January 2, the Outback Bowl is one of only six non-BCS Bowl Games that will be played in 2012. The fan bases of both teams are considered among the most supportive and loyal in all of College Football, and considering the game is being played in a vacation destination like Tampa, you can bet that fans of the Spartans and Bulldogs will flock to Florida to watch the gridiron action in person. If you’re looking to purchase Michigan State vs. Georgia Tickets it’ll cost you around $70 for an upper-level seat, with anything in the 200 level and below running $100 and up.

Find 2012 Outback Bowl Tickets

Michigan State Spartans v. Georgia Bulldogs

Monday, January 2, 2012

Tampa, Florida @ Raymond James Stadium

Michigan State got off to a rock start on the year, losing to Notre Dame in their third game, but they opened Big Ten Conference play with victories over Ohio State, Michigan, and Wisconsin (on a last-second Hail Mary, no less). They finished Big Ten play with a 7-1 record, good for first place in the Legends Division, and played against Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship Game for a spot in the Rose Bowl. They lost in heartbreaking fashion, and as such, earned an invitation to the Outback Bowl instead. They are led offensively by QB Kirk Cousins and WR B.J. Cunningham.

The Georgia Bulldogs had a very similar season, dropping their first two games (to Boise State and South Carolina), then reeling off 10 straight wins that earned a first place finish in the SEC East Division. They faced off against #1 LSU in the SEC Championship Game, falling 42-10, and when no BCS Bowl came calling, accepted a bid to play in Tampa against MSU. Offensively, the Bulldogs are paced by QB Aaron Murray and RB Isaiah Crowell.

The Outback Bowl in its current incarnation has been around since 1986. Typically pitting an SEC team against a Big Ten team, the game was known as the Hall of Fame Bowl from 1986-1994, but was renamed the Outback Bowl after Outback Steakhouse purchased the naming rights. This will be Michigan State’s first appearance in the game, while Georgia is 3-1 in four appearances.