After missing out on the College Football Playoff the Georgia Bulldogs’ consolation prize is a rematch of one of the most storied bowls in program history, and a preview of a much-anticipated non-conference series.
Georgia will in fact take on the Texas Longhorns in the Sugar Bowl at 8:45 eastern on New Year’s Day.
The ‘Horns (9-4, 7-2 Big XII) took some real steps forward in Tom Herman’s second season in Austin. After an inexplicable loss to open the year against Maryland, the Texans played good football behind QB Sam Ehlinger and a veteran defense.
Texas endured close losses to Oklahoma State and West Virginia, then a revenge loss yesterday to CFP participant (Ed. note: Whatever) Oklahoma. I watched that West Virginia game and came away with the impression that Jake Fromm and the UGA offense could score some points on the UT secondary. But we’ll have more on that in the coming days.
For now, we’re ending the year in the dean of SEC bowls with a chance for the Red and Black to notch the third twelve win season in the last seven years. Let’s get it done.