Game Summary - January 1, 1998

January 1, 1998

Georgia 33, Wisconsin 6

Tampa Stadium became a sea of red as the 11th ranked Bulldogs squared-off against the youthful Badgers and their powerhouse running back Ron Dayne. The game was a classic test of size vs speed.

Surprisingly a Bulldog back stole the show as Georgia took control of the game early compiling 123 rushing yards in the first quarter en route to a 12-0 lead. Georgia RB Robert Edwards notched 68 yards and two TDs in the period.

The young Badger line, which started five freshman, could not match the quickness of the Bulldog defense as Dayne was repeatedly hit in the backfield before he could get any forward momentum. He would finish with just 36 yards on 14 carries.

Meanwhile, Georgia quarterback Mike Bobo was almost perfect on the day and would set an NCAA record for consecutive pass completions in a game with 19 straight. His favorite target was Hines Ward who would make 12 catches for 122 yards.

The Bulldogs would prevail 33-6 with Bobo taking home the MVP award and Edwards finishing with 110 yards. The Badgers matured however and would go on to win the Big Ten and the Rose Bowl the next year. Dayne would go on to set an NCAA career rushing record and win the Heisman Trophy.

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