Georgia pulls off dramatic CFP Peach Bowl comeback over Ohio State
Atlanta, Georgia - In a thrilling one-point finish, the Georgia Bulldogs defeated The Ohio State Buckeyes in the College Football Playoff (CFP) Peach Bowl to advance to the National Championship game.
For much of the second half of Georgia's Playoff semifinal game against Ohio State, it appeared that the Bulldogs were not going to get the chance to defend their national championship title.
The Buckeyes' defense kept the pressure on Georgia's quarterback Stetson Bennett. That is until the 25-year-old delivered a 10-yard touchdown pass with 54 seconds left on the clock, leading the Bulldogs to an unbelievable 42-41 victorious comeback over Ohio State.
During the Buckeyes' final shot to win it all, kicker Noah Ruggles failed to make a 50-yard field goal attempt with three seconds left in the game – setting off wild celebrations from Georgia's sideline and fans in attendance.
Entering the fourth quarter trailing Ohio State 38-24, the Bulldogs garnered the largest fourth-quarter comeback ever in CFP history.
Now, Georgia will have the chance to become the first team to win back-to-back national championship titles since coach Nick Saban's Alabama team in 2011-12.
The Georgia Bulldogs will defend their National Championship title against Fiesta Bowl winner TCU on January 9 at 7:30 PM EST at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood.
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