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1991 Independence Bowl
Bowl Game
1 2 3 4 Total
{{{Visitor School}}} 14 3 7 0 24
{{{Home School}}} 0 7 0 8 15
Date December 29, 1991
Season 1991
Stadium Independence Stadium
Location Shreveport, Louisiana
MVP Andre Hastings, UGA
Torrey Evans, UGA
Attendance 46,932
Payout US$1,300,000


Independence Bowl
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The 1991 Independence Bowl was a post-season college football bowl game between the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Georgia Bulldogs. Georgia defeated Arkansas, 24-15.[1]

SettingEdit

Arkansas and Georgia met in the 1969 Sugar Bowl, with Arkansas taking a 16-2 decision, and the 1976 Cotton Bowl Classic, which Arkansas won 31-10. Georgia's head coach Ray Goff played quarterback in the 1976 Cotton Bowl loss to Arkansas. The game is played in Shreveport, Louisiana, and this was during the 1991 Louisiana gubernatorial election. One of the cantidates was David Duke, a former member of the Ku Klux Klan. Many of Georgia's black players said that they would not go to Shreveport if Duke was elected, but he was defeated by Edwin Edwards.[2]

ArkansasEdit

With the Southwest Conference dying, Arkansas athletic director Frank Broyles had engineered a deal for Arkansas to move to the flourishing Southeastern Conference. 1991 was Arkansas' final season before the move, and the Razorbacks finished the regular season at 6-5.

GeorgiaEdit

Georgia defeated #6 Clemson, but lost to an unranked Vanderbilt team to enter the game at 8-3.

Game SummaryEdit

Georgia began the scoring early, throwing two touchdown passes from Eric Zeier to take an early 14-0 lead. After Georgia added a second quarter field goal, Arkansas finally got on the board when E.D. Jackson rushed in from seven yards out. After halftime, Georgia's Andre Hastings broke a 53-yard touchdown run. Jackson would again score for the Hogs, and add a two-point conversion. However, the Hogs couldn't score again and fell short, 24-15.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Year by Year Results." Article. Independence Bowl. Retrieved on August 12, 2010.
  2. Garbin, Patrick. "1991 Independence Bowl: Georgia Bulldogs Danced In Shreveport at Hogs' Expense." December 22, 2009. Article. Retrieved August 12, 2010.
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