Georgia No.11 defeats No.6 Cincinnati 24-21 at Peach Bowl

NEW ORLEANS: Justin Fields threw six touchdown passes to pass Trevor Lawrence and the Ohio State No.3 avenged the painful college football playoff loss to Clemson last season with a 49-28 victory in Sugar Bowl semi-final on Saturday night.

The Buckeyes (7-0) head to the CFP title game for the first time since the inaugural playoffs to face the No.1 Alabama on Jan. 11 at Hard Rock Stadium in South Florida. Ohio State beat the Crimson Tide in the semifinals on their way to the 2014 National Championship.

In a clash between quarterback prodigies from Georgia, Fields could have given the Jacksonville Jaguars something to think about what to do with that top pick in the NFL draft. Lawrence is the alleged No.1, but Fields outscored him that night, with 22 for 28 for 385 yards. He set a Sugar Bowl record for TD passes and had him play more than half the game after taking a vicious shot from the side that forced him to miss a game and spend time in the medical tent .

Lawrence had 33 for 48 for 400 yards and three total TDs in what is expected to be the last junior varsity game. His last pass was intercepted, but Clemson (10-2) went 34-2 in his starts and won a national title when he was a freshman.

The third game between Clemson and Ohio State in the playoffs, and the fourth bowl game since the 2013 season, was one the Buckeyes have been pointing to since a 29-23 loss to the Tigers at the Fiesta Bowl last year. That score was everywhere the Buckeyes shot at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center in Columbus this year.

A chance for revenge nearly derailed when the Big Ten canceled fall football in August due to the pandemic. An abridged Big Ten season caused more headaches, with the Buckeyes having three games canceled due to COVID-19[feminine[feminine problems, including their own outbreak. The playoff committee still loved Ohio state enough to put the Buckeyes in the bottom four, despite much criticism from various parts of the country, including Clemson.

ROSE BOWL

NOT. 1 ALABAMA 31, NO. 4 NOTRE DAME 14

ARLINGTON, Texas: DeVonta Smith caught three of his Heisman Trophy finalist teammates, Mac Jones, four touchdown passes, Najee Harris ran for 125 yards with a high point in hurdles and Alabama beat Notre Dame in the game moved from the Rose Bowl to reach her fifth game for the CFP title.

While the venue for this Rose Bowl was really not traditional, the Crimson Tide (12-0, No.1 CFP) playing for the national title is a common event in the CFP’s seven seasons.

Notre Dame (10-2, No.4 CFP), in the football final for only the second time, has lost seven consecutive New Year Six games since 2000.

Alabama were leading 14-0 after scoring the first two times they had the ball, including a 97-yard drive where Harris jumped over 6-foot cornerback Nick McCloud just after crossing the line. scrum, landed on both feet and then sprinted for a 53-yard gain before falling out of bounds. Jones threw a 12-yard TD pass to tight end Jahleel Billingsley in the next game.

That touchdown came in between practices when Smith, who has 16 touchdowns in his last seven games, turned short passes into scores of 26 and 34 yards. Smith finished with seven catches for 130 yards, and added a nifty 7 yards in the front corner of the end zone right on the pylon in the middle of the third quarter. Jones completed 25 of 30 passes for 297 yards.

CFP officials have moved the Rose Bowl approximately 1,400 miles due to COVID-19[feminine[feminine restrictions in California that would have prevented family or fans from attending the game at his usual home in Pasadena. There was a small crowd of 18,373 at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys.

It was another thud of a finish for the Fighting Irish winning all 10 games of the regular season, including a home win over Clemson. But Notre Dame then lost 34-10 in the ACC title game against the Tigers.

FISHING BOWL

NO. 11 GEORGIA 24, NO. 6 CINCINNATI 21

ATLANTA: Jack Podlesny threw a 53-yard field goal with three seconds left, and Georgia handed Cincinnati their only loss of the season with a spectacular victory in the Peach Bowl.

Georgia (8-2) trailed 21-10 in the fourth quarter, but put down Desmond Ridder and Cincinnati and JT Daniels helped rally the Bulldogs with his arm. Daniels finished with 392 passing yards.

Podlesnys’ third basket was their longest of the season and gave Georgia a 22-21 lead. Azeez Ojulari sacked Ridder for end-game safety. It was Ojularis’ third bag. Georgia tied a school record with eight sacks.

Ridder completed 24 of 37 passes for 206 yards and two touchdowns. Jerome Ford added a 79-yard touchdown early in the second period, but it wasn’t enough for the Bearcats.

Cincinnati (9-1) was motivated to use the Peach Bowl to earn national respect. Coach Luke Fickell wanted the Bearcats to be included in this season’s playoffs and he said it was an opportunity to be judged equally with the Power 5 teams going forward.

CITRUS BOWL

NO. 15 NORTHWEST 35, AUGUST 19

ORLANDO, Fla .: Peyton Ramsey threw three touchdown passes and ran for a score and the Northwest defense held him up against Auburn in the Citrus Bowl,

Ramsey, a graduate transfer, had 291 passing yards and 50 rushing yards to help Northwestern (7-2) win their fourth straight game. Ramaud Chiaokhiao-Brown, John Raine and Riley Lees had touchdowns for the Wildcats, following a loss to Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship game.

Bo Nix threw 292 yards for Auburn (6-5), the Tigers were led by interim coach Kevin Steele after Gus Malzahn was sacked on December 13. Bryan Harsin takes after seven seasons at Boise State.

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