ORLANDO, Fla. — Matthew Stafford threw three touchdown passes in the second half, hitting Knowshown Moreno for the clinching score to lead No. 16 Georgia over No. 19 Michigan State 24-12 Thursday in the Capital One Bowl.
Ranked No. 1 early this season, the Bulldogs (10-3) gave coach Mark Richt his sixth bowl win in eight tries.
Stafford was just 6-for-14 for 71 yards in the first half. He went 14-for-17 after that as the Bulldogs broke loose.
Michigan State (9-4) was not ranked earlier this season and later reached as high as 15th.