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This Day in Georgia History

January 01, 2004

Capital One Bowl Georgia 04

It was almost Jan. 1, 2000 – but this time in reverse. Playing against Purdue in the Capitol One Bowl in Orlando, Georgia jumped out to a 24-0 lead in the second quarter. Four years earlier, Purdue had jumped to a 25-0 halftime lead over Georgia–but in that game Georgia pulled off the biggest bowl comeback in history. In 2004, Purdue tried the same thing, with the game ending in a 27-27 tie. In overtime, Georgia scored a touchdown. Purdue then took possession – but could not match the score, and the game ended with a 34-27 victory for Georgia. One bit of football history was made when Georgia place kicker Billy Bennett hit two field goals and four extra points to give him 409 career points – a new NCAA collegiate scoring record.