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End of CFP playoff speculation? Longhorns defeat Bulldogs in Sugar Bowl

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Georgia Bulldogs felt like they deserved to be in the College Football Playoff. Following Notre Dame’s loss in the College Football Playoff to the Clemson Tigers, several players went on social media to say they deserved to be in the game.

The No. 15 Texas Longhorns defeated the No. 5 Bulldogs on New Year’s Day. The Longhorns defeated the Bulldogs, 28-21, in the Allstate Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Texas Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger throws a pass against the Georgia Bulldogs during the Allstate Sugar Bowl
Sam Ehlinger throws a pass against the Georgia Bulldogs during the Allstate Sugar Bowl (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

The Longhorns ended their season with a 10-4 record. They ended their season with a one-game win streak.

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Texas improved to 29-24-1 all-time in Bowl games. They have won their last two Bowl games.

The Bulldogs fell to 11-3. They lost their final two games of the season.

With the loss, Georgia fell to 31-21-3 all-time in Bowl games. They now have a two-game Bowl losing streak.

Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger went 19 of 27 for 169 yards.

Tre Watson had 18 carries for 91 yards. Lil’Jordan Humphrey had seven receptions for 67 yards.

Bulldogs quarterback Jake Fromm went 20 of 34 for 202 yards. He had three touchdown passes and one interception.

Elijah Holyfield had 12 carries for 62 yards. Riley Ridley had five receptions for 61 yards.

The Bulldogs outscored the Longhorns 14-8 in the second half. Fromm hit Mecole Hardman for a three-yard touchdown reception. Fromm also connected with D’Andre Swift for a five-yard touchdown reception.

Ehlinger scored on a one-yard touchdown in the second half for the Longhorns. The two-point conversion was good.

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Texas led 20-7 at halftime. Ehlinger scored on a two-yard rushing touchdown. Ehlinger also scored on a nine-yard rushing touchdown.

Cameron Dicker made two field goals. He first made a 37-yard field goal. Dicker also made a 30-yard field goal.

Fromm hit Brian Herrien for a 17-yard touchdown reception.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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