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									1981 Sugar Bowl
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The 1981 edition to the Sugar Bowl featured the top ranked Georgia
Bulldogs, and the seventh ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
                                                                                                             1981 Sugar Bowl
                                                                                                   Georgia Bulldogs        Notre Dame Fighting Irish
In the first quarter, Notre Dame scored on a 50 yard Oliver field goal,                                 (11-0)                     (9-1-1)
giving the Irish a 3-0 lead. Another Notre Dame scoring opportunity in
the first quarter was foiled when Bulldog freshman Terry Hoage                                         17                              10
                                                                                                     Head coach:                    Head coach:
blocked a field goal. Hoage had been a last minute addition to the                                   Vince Dooley                   Dan Devine
roster by coach Vince Dooley for his kick blocking ability. Due to good                             AP Coaches                     AP Coaches
field position would eventually result in Georgia's Rex Robinson booting                             1    1                         7    8
a 46 yard field goal of his own to tie the game at 3.                                                                  1   2   3   4 Total

On the ensuing kickoff, a communication gaffe between the Irish's                                             Georgia 10   7   0   0   17

deep return players resulted in neither one fielding the kick which                                      Notre Dame 3      0   7   0   10
bounced at the one yard line and was recovered by Georgia's Bob
                                                                                            Date              January 1, 1981
Kelly. Two plays later Georgia's Herschel Walker scored on a 1 yard
                                                                                            Season            1980
touchdown run as Georgia led 10-3.
                                                                                            Stadium           Louisiana Superdome
In the second quarter, Walker scored on a 3 yard run making the score
                                                                                            Location          New Orleans, Louisiana
17-3. In the third quarter, Notre Dame scored on a 1 yard run to make
                                                                                                          United States TV coverage
the score 17-10. Georgia's defense held on to that lead giving Georgia
the victory and the 1980 National Championship.                                             Network           ABC
                                                                                            Announcers:       Keith Jackson and Frank Broyles
Herschel Walker was named Sugar Bowl MVP. Bulldog defensive back
                                                                                                                    Sugar Bowl
Scott Woerner made several key plays throughout the day including a
                                                                                                           < 1980                  1982 >
late game interception that sealed the win.

Note
The 1981 edition of the Sugar bowl marked the debut of Georgia's Costumed Mascot Hairy Dawg.
President Jimmy Carter was in attendance, shortly before leaving office.

References
      ESPN College Football Encyclopedia

  V    · T· E·                                              1980–81 NCAA football bowl game season
   Independence (Dec. 13) · Garden State (Dec. 14) · Holiday (Dec. 19) · Tangerine (Dec. 20) · Fiesta (Dec. 26) · Hall of Fame Classic (Dec. 27) ·
    Sun (Dec. 27) · Liberty (Dec. 27) · Gator (Dec. 29) · Bluebonnet (Dec. 31) · Cotton (Jan. 1) · Sugar (Jan. 1) · Rose (Jan. 1) · Orange (Jan. 1) ·
                                                                   Peach (Jan. 2) ·

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                Bolded years, indicates it was also the BCS National Championship Game.
      Notes
                *Game was played in Atlanta, Georgia because of Hurricane Katrina.

  V   · T· E·                                                   Georgia Bulldogs bowl games

       1942 Orange Bowl · 1943 Rose Bowl · 1946 Oil Bowl · 1947 Sugar Bowl · 1948 Gator Bowl · 1949 Orange Bowl · 1950 Presidential Cup ·
      1960 Orange Bowl · 1964 Sun Bowl · 1966 Cotton Bowl Classic · 1967 Liberty Bowl · 1969 Sugar Bowl · 1969 Sun Bowl · 1971 Gator Bowl ·
        1973 Peach Bowl · 1974 Tangerine Bowl · 1976 Cotton Bowl Classic · 1977 Sugar Bowl · 1978 Bluebonnet Bowl · 1981 Sugar Bowl ·
        1982 Sugar Bowl · 1983 Sugar Bowl · 1984 Cotton Bowl Classic · 1984 Florida Citrus Bowl · 1985 Sun Bowl · 1986 Hall of Fame Bowl ·
          1987 Liberty Bowl · 1989 Gator Bowl · 1989 Peach Bowl · 1991 Independence Bowl · 1993 Florida Citrus Bowl · 1995 Peach Bowl ·
             1998 Outback Bowl · 1998 Peach Bowl · 2000 Outback Bowl · 2000 Oahu Bowl · 2001 Music City Bowl · 2003 Sugar Bowl ·
         2004 Capital One Bowl · 2005 Outback Bowl · 2006 Sugar Bowl · 2006 Chick-fil-A Bowl · 2008 Sugar Bowl · 2009 Capital One Bowl ·
                                        2009 Independence Bowl · 2010 Liberty Bowl · 2012 Outback Bowl ·

 V    · T· E·                                              Notre Dame Fighting Irish bowl games
      1925 Rose Bowl · 1970 Cotton Bowl Classic · 1971 Cotton Bowl Classic · 1973 Orange Bowl · 1973 Sugar Bowl · 1975 Orange Bowl ·
      1976 Gator Bowl · 1978 Cotton Bowl Classic · 1979 Cotton Bowl Classic · 1981 Sugar Bowl · 1983 Liberty Bowl · 1984 Aloha Bowl ·
     1988 Cotton Bowl Classic · 1989 Fiesta Bowl · 1990 Orange Bowl · 1991 Orange Bowl · 1992 Sugar Bowl · 1993 Cotton Bowl Classic ·
      1994 Cotton Bowl Classic · 1995 Fiesta Bowl · 1996 Orange Bowl · 1997 Independence Bowl · 1999 Gator Bowl · 2001 Fiesta Bowl ·
  2003 Gator Bowl · 2004 Insight Bowl · 2006 Fiesta Bowl · 2007 Sugar Bowl · 2008 Hawai'i Bowl · 2010 Sun Bowl · 2011 Champs Sports Bowl ·



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