#3 Georgia wins Rose Bowl for the ages over #2 Oklahoma
PASADENA, Ca. -- It was the first overtime game in the 107 year history of the Rose Bowl, and it went to the Georgia Bulldogs. Kirby Smart and his Dawgs won their first ever College Football Playoff game 54-48 over No. 2 Oklahoma in double overtime on Monday night in front of more than 92,000 fans.
The back and forth game saw Georgia score 24 unanswered points at one point to take the lead in the second half, but found themselves trailing with less than a minute remaining in the game. That is when Nick Chubb ran in a touchdown with 55 second left to tie up the game and send it to overtime.
The two teams traded field goals in the first overtime but in the second extra period, Jonathan Ledbetter blocked a field goal to bring the Dawgs within a score of heading to the national championship. On Georgia's next offensive possession, Sony Michel ran in a touchdown from 27 yards out from the wildcat formation to send the Dawgs to Atlanta.
Sony Michel and Nick Chubb combined for 326 yards and six of Georgia's seven touchdowns in the game. Jake Fromm threw for 210 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions on a massive stage for the true freshman from Warner Robins.
Georgia now awaits the winner of the Allstate Sugar Bowl between No. 1 Clemson and No. 4 Alabama.