Rose Bowl: Georgia knocks off Oklahoma in double overtime

Rose Bowl: Georgia knocks off Oklahoma in double overtime

It was only fitting that one of them would be the guy to send the Bulldogs to the National Championship Game. But his legendary career ended Monday night at the Rose Bowl, the Sooners left devastated by a blocked field goal and one last touchdown dash by the Dawgs.

"They kind of remind us of us", Alabama cornerback Anthony Averett said of Georgia. I don't think losing this game will have an impact on Mayfield.

The College Football Playoff has been around for four seasons now but no semifinal has been as entertaining as Monday's Rose Bowl. He never cared about the Heisman, he cared about his team and being able to lead them to be National Champions.

Georgia: It's back to Mercedes-Benz Stadium for the Bulldogs, where they beat Auburn to win the SEC championship and get in the playoff a month ago. "I respect them. They came out and fought".

Oklahoma had the first possession in the second overtime session, but a second field-goal attempt by Seibert in the OT session was blocked, and Georgia capitalized with a 25-yard touchdown scamper by Sony Michel that sent the Bulldogs on to the national championship game on January 8.

This made no sense since Michel had rushed for the most yards in the game (181) and ran for more touchdowns (3) and scored more TDs overall (4), than anybody.

Michel took advantage of his opportunity to make up for the fumble when he was given the ball in the second overtime.

Q. Sony, you had a 38-yard touchdown run.

"I'm sure all of us are taking a beating right now", he said to a small group of reporters Wednesday morning.

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Defensively, junior linebacker Roquan Smith collected a team-leading 11 tackles including a key 3rd-down tackle in the first period of overtime and was awarded defensive player of the game. "I'm just ready for this game plan, ready to watch Georgia film but I'm really just really excited about this game".

Georgia coach Kirby Smart lauded both Michel and Chubb.

"Really?" he said, interested in the details as they were explained. He also was on the receiving end of a touchdown pass from wide receiver Cee Dee Lamb on a trick play with time winding down in the opening half to put the Sooners up 31-14 with just six seconds remaining on the clock. We ran to the ball better.

Several other defensive players mentioned that little incident. Chubb and Michel totaled 8,284 rushing yards in their career.

"This decision was hard", said Riley, who became emotional during his weekly press conference, unable to speak for several seconds.

"I can't believe it's over", Mayfield said, choking back tears.

Mayfield threw for 287 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in the losing effort. "He could play at any school in the country, but he's out here trying to make us better in practice". He also set a Georgia bowl record with a 75-yard touchdown run.

"I told him that he had to keep running and trying to hit the corner", Chubb said. He showed the accuracy, mobility and energy that's led him to this point.

Lincoln Riley went to a horribly conservative play-calling style in the second half, relying on running back Rodney Anderson and not attacking the Bulldogs down the field, something which was so successful in the first half. College is one thing, but no one is going to get away with those types of antics in the NFL.

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