"We didn't have any problem moving the ball against SEC defenses", Riley quipped on November 6, responding to a question about Big 12 criticism, and referencing the Sooners' 35-19 win over Auburn in last season's Sugar Bowl.
The Sooners are in the College Football Playoff! We'll have plenty of time to break down the game but I like Georgia's chances to win and advance to the championship game against either Clemson or. The Sooners made a statement to start the season with a dominant win in Columbus over Ohio State. Eight games have hit the under, while five games have gone over.
Georgia coach Kirby Smart will collect $900,000 in bonuses for Georgia's run so far: $500,000 for reaching the playoff, $250,000 for winning the SEC title and $150,000 for reaching the league title game.
Smart has his team two wins away from a national title in his second season. "Have a ton of respect for him, the coach he is, the team that they have".
The Bulldogs (12-1) routed the Auburn Tigers 28-7 in the SEC title game on Saturday night while the Oklahoma Sooners (11-1, 8-1) downed TCU 41-17 in the Big 12 title game.
A meeting between Oklahoma and Georgia would pit Heisman Trophy front-runner Baker Mayfield of the Sooners against Georgia's hard-hitting defense. "Just unbelievable experience", Chubb said. "It's really nearly like when you watch Brett Favre back in the day".
No. 2 Oklahoma and No. 3 Georgia, two of the more prominent programs in college football, have never played each other.
These two teams were very almost flawless.
AutoZone Liberty Bowl: Iowa State vs. Georgia, which rebounded from a regular-season loss to Auburn, is ranked No. 3.
Kickoff for the CFP semifinal game at the Rose Bowl presented by Northwestern Mutual between the third-ranked Bulldogs (12-1) and the Big 12 champion Sooners (12-1) will be at 5:10 p.m. ET and be televised on ESPN.
Georgia's senior class is 40-12 in their career with three bowl wins (Belk, TaxSlayer and AutoZone Liberty). "Kind of seemed like a dream, kind of out there a little bit".
The victor will play either No. 1 Clemson (12-1) or No. 4 Alabama (11-1) on January 8 in Atlanta in Mercedes-Benz Stadium in the national championship. The Bulldogs defeated UCLA, 9-0, in the 1943 Rose Bowl, scoring all their points in the fourth quarter.