Chick-fil-A Bowl Game Record Book







Mississippi State 0 0 3 14 17
Clemson 0 0 0 7 7
Attendance: 73,315

The first scoreless first half in Peach Bowl history greeted a record crowd of 73,315 as the Clemson and Mississippi State defenses forced their will on their opponents. In the third quarter, MSU finally broke through with a 39-yard field goal from junior kicker Scott Westerfield, capping a seven-play, 31-yard drive.

The Bulldogs added a touchdown just 3:20 into the fourth quarter when sophomore quarterback, and game MVP Wayne Madkin scrambled in from the Clemson two-yard line. Clemson stormed back, moving the ball 70 yards on eight plays finding the end zone on Brandon Streeter’s quarter-back sneak from the one. Mississippi State put the game away on its next possession when Madkin hooked up with Dontae Walker on a 15-yard pass play. The win gave the Bulldogs a 10-2 record and No. 12 national ranking.

Scoring: MSU – Westerfield 39-yard field goal. MSU – Madkin 2-yard run (Westerfield kick). CLEM – Streeter 1-yard run (Lazzara kick). MSU – Walker 15-yard pass from Madkin (Westerfield kick).

Georgia 0 7 14 14 35
Virginia 0 21 6 6 33
Attendance: 72,876

The No. 19-ranked Georgia Bulldogs avenged 1995's loss to Virginia with a stirring, come-from-behind 35-33 victory in front of a record crowd of 72,876.

After 12th-ranked Virginia had built a 21- point lead by capitalizing on three interceptions by Georgia freshman quarterback Quincy Carter, the Bulldogs responded with 21 points of their own. Virginia regained the lead late in the third quarter on a 67-yard pass from Aaron Brooks to Terrence Wilkins. The extra point failed, however, and at the end of three quarters the Cavaliers led 27-21. Georgia took the lead for good on its first possession of the fourth quarter when senior running back Olandis Gary capped a 67-yard drive with a two-yard run. After a Carter quarterback sneak from one yard out and an extra point conversion upped the Bulldog lead to eight points, Virginia responded as Brooks scrambled 30 yards to cut the lead to two points at 35-33 with 1:34 remaining. Bulldog Jeff Harris broke up the Cavaliers’ two-point conversion, seemingly icing the victory for Georgia. However, Vi rginia re covered the onside kick, setting up a 48-yard field goal attempt with 19 seconds remaining. Todd Braverman’s kick sailed wide right, though, and Georgia held on for the victory.

Scoring: VA – Southern 2 yd run (Braverman kick). VA – Wilkins 43 yd pass from Brooks (Braverman kick). VA – Jones 24 yd pass from Brooks (Braverman kick). GA – Small 11 yd pass from Carter (Hines kick. GA – Bailey 14 yd pass from Carter (Hines kick). GA – Gary 15 yd run (Hines kick). VA – Wilkins 67 yd pass from Brooks (Braverman kick failed). GA - Gary 2 yd run (Hines kick). GA – Carter 1 yd run (Hines kick). VA –

Auburn 3 3 0 15 21
Clemson 0 7 10 0 17
Attendance: 71,212

Auburn scored first with a 52-yard Jaret Holmes field goal in the first quarter. Clemson answered back in the second quarter with a blocked Auburn punt which lead to a Clemson touchdown. Auburn’s Holmes booted another 24-yarder to make it a 7-6 game at the half. Terry Witherspoon scored a touchdown to make the score 14-6. They then went on to score three on a David Richardson field goal. In the fourth quarter, Dameyune Craig scored on the opening drive with a 22-yard run. With 8:45 left in the game, Auburn’s Rusty Williams made a 7-yard touchdown run, putting Auburn above with a 18-17 score. With four minutes left in game, Auburn’s Holmes topped it off with a 22-yard field goal, giving Auburn the 21-17 win.

Scoring: AU-Holmes 52 FG. CU-blocked punt (Richardson kick). CU-Witherspoon reception (Richardson kick). CU-Richardson FG. AU-Craig 22 run (Holmes kick). AU-Williams 7 run. (Holmes kick). Holmes 22 FG.

 LSU 0 10 0 0 10
Clemson 7 0 0 0 7

LSU's Aaron Adams blocked a potential game-tying field goal by freshman kicker Matt Padgett with less than two minutes remaining in the game to preserve the victory for LSU. In a game dominated by defense, LSU overcame an early seven point deficit and the 151-yard rushing performance by Clemson tailback Raymond Priester to capture its second consecutive bowl victory and post its first 10-win season since 1987.

Scoring: CU-Greene 3 run (Padgett kick). LSU-Faulk 3 run (Richey kick). LSU Richey 22 FG.

 Virginia 14 10 3 7 34
Georgia 3 11 3 10 27
Attendance: 70,284
Virginia controlled the game and led 27-17 after three quarters. Early in the fourth quarter, Georgia kicked a field goal to narrow the margin to seven points. With 1:09 remaining, Virginia fumbled deep in their territory. Georgia's Jason Ferguson picked up the loose ball and returned it 10 yards for a touchdown. The extra point tied the game witnessed by the Peach Bowl's largest crowd ever - 70,284. With the record crowd roaring, the ensuing kickoff was run back by Virginia's Demetrius Allen for record-setting and game-winning 83-yard return for a touchdown.

Scoring: VA-Barber 1 run (Garcia kick). VA-Brooks 5 run (Garcia kick). GA-Parkman 36 FG. GA-Parkman 37 FG. VA-Garcia 36 FG. VA-Allen 82 pass from Groh (Garcia kick). GA Ward 1 run (Hunter kick). GA Parkman 20 FG. VA-Garcia 36 FG. GA-Parkman 42 FG. GA Ferguson 10 return of fumble recovery (Parkman kick). VA-Allen 83 return of kickoff (Garcia kick).

North Carolina State 6 7 8 7 28
Mississippi State 7 6 8 3 24
Attendance: 64,902

The lead see-sawed throughout the first three quarters. With the score tied at 20-20 early in the fourth quarter, Wolfpack QB Terry Harvey connected with Jimmy Gressett for a 62-yard completion. The four-play 80-yard scoring drive was capped off by an 11-yard Carlos King touchdown run. A stingy Wolfpack defense limited Mississippi State to only a field goal in the final minutes to seal the school's fourth Peach Bowl win.

Scoring: MSU-Rogers 37 FG. NCSU-Stephens 2 run (Videtich kick). MSU-Rogers 21 FG. NCSU-Videtich 45 FG. MSU-Davis 11 run (Rogers kick). NCSU-Videtich 36 FG. MSU-Safety, blocked punt. MSU-Rogers 29 FG. MSU-Rogers 36 FG. NCSU-Dickerson 3 pass from Harvey (Harvey pass). NCSU-King 11 run (Videtich kick). MSU-Rogers 30 FG.

Clemson 7 0 0 7 14
Kentucky 0 3 0 10 13
Attendance: 63,416

The Peach Bowl's decade of close games continued as Clemson came from behind to win 14-13. Emory Smith, brother of Emmitt, scored the winning TD on a 21-yard pass from Clemson's fourth quarter replacement QB Patrick Sapp with just 20 seconds remaining.

Scoring: CU-Smith 1 run (Welch kick). UK-Nickles 34 FG. UK-Chartman 5 pass from Jones (Nickles kick). UK-Nickles 26 FG. CU-Smith 21 pass from Sapp (Welch kick).

North Carolina 0 0 14 7 21
Mississippi State 14 0 0 3 17
Attendance: 69,125

The Silver Anniversary Peach Bowl was the first played in the Georgia Dome. A sellout crowd of 69,125 established new Peach Bowl and Georgia Dome records. In the first quarter, Mississippi State jumped ahead 14-0. The Tar Heels tied the game at 14-14 with a blocked punt that was returned for a touchdown. A fourth-quarter interception returned for a touchdown gave the Tar Heels the win.

Scoring: MSU-Truitt 2 pass from Plump (Gardner kick). MSU-Roberts 22 run (Gardner kick). NC-Means 1 run (Pignetti kick). NC-Walker 24 return of blocked punt (Pignetti kick). NC-Baskerville 44 interception return (Pignetti kick). MSU-Gardner 46 FG.

East Carolina 7 10 0 20 37
NC State 7 7 13 7 34
Attendance: 59,322

In the final Peach Bowl at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, East Carolina rallied from a 17-point fourth quarter deficit to defeat in-state rival, North Carolina State, 37-34. The game was played before the largest crowd (59,322) in Peach Bowl history. Pirates QB Jeff Blake completed the last of his record-setting 4 TD passes to TE Luke Fisher with 1:32 remaining to give ECU the victory.

Scoring: NCSU-Downs 2 run (Hartman kick). ECU-Van Buren 5 pass from Blake (Brenner kick). NCSU-Harrison 4 pass from Jordan (Hartman kick). ECU-Brenner 27 FG. ECU-Gallimore 55 pass from Blake (Brenner kick). NCSU-Hinton 14 pass from Jordan (Hickman kick). NCSU-Manior 1 run (kick blocked). NCSU-Davenport 52 pass from George (Hartman kick). ECU-Blake 2 run (Brenner kick). ECU-Johnson 17 pass from Blake (run fail). ECU-Fisher 22 pass from Blake (Brenner kick).

Auburn 7 10 0 10 27
Indiana 7 3 0 13 23
Attendance: 38,962

A one-yard bootleg by Auburn QB Stan White, with 39 second left, gave the Tigers a heart-stopping come-from-behind victory over Indiana. Auburn's last-second victory was the fourth game of the last five that was decided in the last minute of play.

Scoring: AU-White 6 run (Von Wyl kick). IU-Green 3 run (Bonnell kick). AU-A. Smith 11 pass from White (Von Wyl kick). AU-Von Wyl 26 FG. IU-Green 2 run (pass fail). IU-Green 11 run (Bonnell kick). AU-Von Wyl 38 FG. AU-White 1 run (Von Wyl kick).

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