Georgia Football: Top 3 Bowl Wins Under Mark Richt

Ross DurrenceCorrespondent IIJuly 18, 2011

Georgia Football: Top 3 Bowl Wins Under Mark Richt

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    In his ten years in Athens, Mark Richt has coached the Bulldogs to six top 10 finishes. 

    A key to his success has been the Dawgs' performance in bowl games. Posting a strong 7-3 record in the postseason, Richt is poised to crack the top five in all-time bowl victories.

    Let's take a look back at the Dawgs' three biggest bowl wins under Coach Richt.

3. 2006 Chick-Fil-a Bowl

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    UGA: 31
    Virginia Tech: 24

    Trailing 21-3 at half time, Mark Richt led his Bulldogs on a furious comeback to knock off Frank Beamer and the Hokies.

2. 2008 Sugar Bowl

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    UGA: 41
    Hawaii: 10

    There were many experts who thought Hawaii would give the Dawgs a run for their money in the 2008 Sugar Bowl.

    They could not have been more wrong.

    The Dawgs stormed into New Orleans and throttled the Warriors.

3. 2003 Sugar Bowl

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    UGA: 26
    Florida State: 13

    In Georgia's first Sugar Bowl in 20 years, Richt led the Dawgs to a victory over his former mentor, Bobby Bowden.

    The Dawgs finished with a 13-1 record, and were ranked third in both the AP and Coaches final polls.