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Outback Bowl Score Update: Georgia Leads Michigan State, 16-0, At Halftime

After one half of the 2012 Outback Bowl, the Georgia Bulldogs own a commanding 16-0 edge against the Michigan St. Spartans behind three highlight-reel scoring plays.

In the first period, Georgia punter Drew Butler pinned the Spartans deep in their own territory, on the two-yard line. On Michigan State's first offensive play of the game, Kirk Cousins threw to Keshawn Martin in the Spartans' own end zone, where Georgia cornerback Brandon Boykin took him down for a safety.

The second quarter proved uneventful until Aaron Murray hooked up with Tavarres King for an 80-yard touchdown, after which Murray flew like a jet plane:

A three-and-out on the Spartans' next possession forced them to punt. Boykin fielded it inside Georgia's five-yard line and returned it for a touchdown:

The Spartans had just 72 yards of total offense in the first half.

We'll have plenty on this Bowl Game throughout the Bowl season, so keep it locked to this StoryStream. For more on the Spartans, check out The Only Colors, SB Nation's Michigan State blog. Also, check out Dawg Sports, SB Nation's Georgia Blog, for news and notes on the Bulldogs.You can also check out the SB Nation College Football Hub for more on this and every Bowl game.

Photographs by, thelastminute, turtlemom nancy , fesek, kthypryn, justinwright, sue_elias, pointnshoot, and scrapstothefuture used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.