2000 Peach Bowl: LSU 28, Georgia Tech 14
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Editor's Note: Leading up to the 2008 Chick-fil-A Bowl on Dec. 31 in Atlanta, LSUsports.net will take a look back at LSU's four victories in the bowl. LSU has never lost a Chick-fil-A Bowl. Here's a look back at the 2000 Peach Bowl victory over Georgia Tech.
2000 Peach Bowl
LSU 28, Georgia Tech 14
December 29, 2000
Georgia Dome (73,614)
Rohan Davey came off the bench to lead the Tigers to a 28-14 come-from-behind win over Georgia Tech in the Peach Bowl. Trailing 14-3 at halftime, Davey started the second half and led the Tigers to a touchdown on the first possession of the half.
In all, Davey, the game's Most Outstanding Offensive Player, threw three second half touchdown passes and he finished the contest with 17 completions in 25 attempts for 174 yards. Davey hit wideout Josh Reed on a 9-yard scoring pass early in the fourth quarter to give the Tigers the lead for good at 17-14.
Reed’s remarkable catch in the back of the endzone was followed up with a two-point conversion. Reed finished the game with nine receptions for 96 yards, while fullback Tommy Banks capped his senior season with two touchdown receptions and a career-best seven catches for 71 yards.
LSU's defense was also on its game, forcing Georgia Tech into six turnovers, including four fumbles. The Yellow Jackets entered the contest with only 12 turnovers all season.
Linebacker Bradie James led the defensive unit and was named the Peach Bowl's Most Outstanding Defensive Player, just eight days after his father passed away.
Placekicker John Corbello got the scoring started in the game with a 32-yard field goal. He later added a career-long 49-yard field goal in the fourth quarter.
The victory was the third in three chances for the Tigers in the Peach Bowl, having also won the bowl in 1968 and 1996. The game was played before a Peach Bowl record crowd of 73,614 fans.