The National Championship for Jan. 9 is ready.
No. 1 Georgia will meet No. 3 TCU after taking down No. 4 Ohio State, 42-41, on Saturday evening within the Peach Bowl.
Georgia’s repeat hopes are nonetheless alive, having defeated Alabama in final season’s title recreation. Georgia is now 14-0 this season.
Earlier within the day, No. 3 TCU defeated No. 2 Michigan, who additionally entered the day undefeated, within the largest upset in CFP historical past.
Georgia was favored to win, however for an extended whereas, it actually did not appear to be that was the case.
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Georgia was down 14 coming into the fourth quarter, however they kicked a subject aim early to make it an 11-point deficit. After forcing a three-and-out, Stetson Bennett discovered Arian Smith on the primary play of their subsequent drive for a 76-yard drive. They went for 2 and obtained it, making it a 38-35 recreation with 8:41 to go. The Buckeyes needed to accept a subject aim with 2:43 to go, giving a streaking Georgia offense yet one more probability. Effectively, they had been within the pink zone in a couple of minute. On 2nd and 5 from the Buckeye 10, Stetson discovered Adonai Mitchell for the 10-yard landing, and the following subject aim gave Georgia a 42-41 lead with 54 seconds left.
C.J. Stroud had lower than a minute to ship the Buckeyes to the Nationwide Championship after Georgia overcame a 14-point deficit to take a one-point lead – they had been in subject aim vary in about 30 seconds. Noah Ruggles got here on for a 50-yard subject aim with eight seconds left, however he missed extensive left, giving Georgia the victory.
Ohio State obtained off to a 21-7 lead as they picked off Bennett after going up a landing and turning that into one other seven factors (who else however Marvin Harrison Jr. to attain twice within the first half). However after Kendall Minton introduced the Bulldogs again to inside a landing, they compelled a three-and-out, and Bennett ran one in to tie the sport. The Bulldogs added a subject aim with 1:44 to go within the half, however Stroud threw for 75 yards on simply 4 performs in lower than a minute to take a 28-24 lead into the locker room.
Georgia obtained the ball to start out the second half however went three-and-out, and OSU took benefit, as Stroud discovered Emeka Egbuka for a 10-yard landing to go up 11. Each groups exchanged punts, however Kearis Jackson returned the Buckeyes’ punt into subject aim vary. Nevertheless, Jack Podlesny missed the sphere aim, and Ohio State took one other journey towards the tip zone. Nevertheless, on third and aim, Stroud was on the lookout for Harrison once more, however he took a tough hit and needed to be tended to by trainers. After a quick cease, the Buckeyes knocked the sphere aim to go up 38-24, and Harrison by no means returned to the sport.
After which, effectively, the remaining is historical past.
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The Bulldogs outscored OSU 18-3 within the fourth quarter for the comeback victory.
Bennett accomplished 23 of his 34 passes for 398 yards and three touchdowns, whereas 10 Bulldog receivers had a minimum of one catch.
Stroud threw for 348 yards on 23 of 34 passing, whereas Egbuka and Harrison mixed for 218 receiving yards on 13 catches.
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Georgia and TCU will face off at SoFi Stadium in Southern California.