Georgia Bulldogs advance to National Championship

Georgia Bulldogs advance to National Championship

Georgia Bulldogs advance to National Championship

College football added overtime in 1996. Along with a fairly steady performance by freshman quarterback Jake Fromm, who overcame first-half jitters to complete 20 of 29 passes for 210 yards and two touchdowns, it was enough to overcome the high-scoring Sooners.

For the first time since the 1982 season, Georgia will play for a national title.

After Georgia took the lead to begin the fourth, Lincoln Riley stuck to the ground game and used big runs from Anderson and Mayfield on a touchdown drive to tie it at 38.

Sony Michel ran for the game-winning, 27-yard touchdown in double overtime.

Michel ran for 181 yards and three touchdowns on 11 carries and was selected as the offensive player of the game. His almost untouched run up the left sideline ended the game and put Georgia in the January 8 national title game, against the victor of Monday night's Alabama-Clemson game (in progress on ESPN). The Sooners gained 360 yards and led 31-17 at halftime. Only two teams in the previous 103 Rose Bowl Games had overcome a double-digit deficit at halftime - Alabama in 1926 and MI in 1989. After another Georgia touchdown, the Sooners responded with a touchdown pass from Mayfield and then a fumble recovery by Steven Parker that was returned for a touchdown. He had one pass intercepted.

A number of records were broken in the shootout including Georgia's Chubb and Michel recording the most combined rushing yards by running back teammates in FBS history after their 240th combined yard Monday. Anderson finished with 201 yards rushing, while Mayfield threw for 287 yards and two touchdowns - and even caught a touchdown himself.

The matchup was determined by the final College Football Playoff rankings, which are made by a 13-member committee of five former coaches, four athletic directors, two former administrators, a college president and a former sports reporter.

Here are three takeaways from Georgia's Rose Bowl win to advance to the national championship. Atlantic Coast Conference champion Clemson was ranked first and Alabama fourth.

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