Considered a national championship contender at the beginning of the season, No. 8 Georgia (9-2) fell short with losses to Southeastern Conference rivals Tennessee and Auburn.
Still, the Tampa, Fla., bowl is a good consolation prize, following up appearances in the Sugar and Capital One the last two years.
``I'm really happy for our team and especially our seniors,'' Georgia coach Mark Richt said. ``We have the opportunity to play on New Year's Day, to play a quality opponent in Wisconsin, to finish the season with 10 wins and in the top 10 in the final rankings.''
Georgia will be playing in the Outback Bowl for the third time in eight seasons. The Bulldogs routed Wisconsin 33-6 in 1998 and rallied from a 25-point deficit to beat Purdue 28-25 in overtime two years later.
Georgia also played in Tampa in 1986, losing to Boston College 27-24 in a game then known as the Hall of Fame Bowl.
``I'm certainly happy with the selection of our team to represent the Southeastern Conference in the Outback Bowl,'' athletic director Damon Evans said. ``We have had an outstanding experience in Tampa on three previous occasions, and I know our fans will be excited about returning to what is one of the country's most attractive bowl sites.''
Wisconsin (9-2) accepted an Outback invitation after losing its final two regular-season games to Michigan State and Iowa