Instant analysis: Michigan State 33, Georgia 30 (3 OT)

January, 2, 2012
How the game was won: Michigan State's Anthony Rashad White blocked a Blair Walsh field goal in the third overtime, sealing the Spartans' 33-30 win over Georgia. After neither team scored in the first overtime, they traded field goals in the second, and the Spartans hit a field goal in the third. Georgia rode a dominant defensive effort to a 16-0 halftime lead, only to have two Aaron Murray interceptions in the third quarter spark a Michigan State comeback. The teams traded the lead in the fourth quarter before a Michigan State touchdown in the last minute sent the game to overtime at 27-27.

Turning point: Georgia seemed well on its way to a victory when Murray threw an interception that Darqueze Dennard returned 38 yards for a touchdown that cut Georgia's lead to 16-14 late in the third quarter.

Stat of the game: 205. Georgia receiver Tavarres King not only had a career day against Michigan State, he had the best performance of any Bulldogs receiver in program history. The junior caught six passes for 205 yards, including an 80-yard touchdown catch.

Player of the game: Brandon Boykin. The senior cornerback scored on offense, defense and special teams Monday. He recorded a safety on Michigan State receiver Keshawn Martin on the Spartans' first offensive play, returned a punt for a 92-yard touchdown in the second quarter and caught a 13-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter that gave Georgia a 27-20 lead.

Record performance: Blair Walsh broke former Georgia kicker Billy Bennett's SEC career scoring record with eight points against Michigan State. The senior went 2-for-4 on field goals -- although he missed twice in overtime -- and kicked two extra points to finish his career with 412 points, three more than Bennett's previous record.



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