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Michigan State Vs. Georgia, 2012 Outback Bowl TV Schedule, Odds And More

Monday's Outback bowl match-up between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Michigan State Spartans will pit two of the nation's top five defenses against each other. Michigan State finished fifth in the country allowing 272.7 yards per game while the Bulldogs finished third allowing just 268.5.

A win by the Bulldogs would be their No. 27 in 47 career appearances trailing only Alabama, USC and Oklahoma. It woud also give Georgia its fourth season of at least 11 victories under Mark Richt. Michigan State is looking for its first bowl victory under head coach Mark Dantonio who is 0-4.

Game date/time: Monday, January 2, 2012, 1:00 p.m. ET

Location: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida


Spread: Georgia favored by three points

Series History: Georgia leads all-time series 2-0 with both meetings occurring in bowl games. Georgia defeated Michigan State 34-27 in the 1989 Gator Bowl and 24-12 in the 2009 Capital One Bowl.

For more on this game, visit Georgia blog Dawg Sports and Michigan State blog The Only Colors, plus SB Nation Detroit.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.