Bulldogs score 14 fourth quarter points, defeat Bearcats in 2021 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The No. 8 Cincinnati Bearcats were hoping to show the nation that they could play with the big buys in the college football atmosphere.

The Bearcats were leading the game heading into the fourth quarter.

Georgia Bulldogs wide receiver George Pickens makes a diving reception against the Cincinnati Bearcats at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
George Pickens makes a diving reception against the Cincinnati Bearcats at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

Then, in the final quarter of their season, things fell apart for the team. The No. 9 Georgia Bulldogs were able to come-from-behind to win the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.

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With the win, the Bulldogs improved to 8-2 on the season. The Bearcats fell to 9-1 with the loss.

This was just the second meeting all-time between the two teams. Georgia also won the inaugural game on October 30, 1976 when they won 31-17.

Georgia quarterback JT Daniels went 26 of 28 for 392 yards. He had one touchdown pass and one interception.

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Since becoming the Bulldogs starting quarterback, the former USC transfer went 4-0 to end the season.

Zamir White had 11 carries for 39 yards and a touchdown. George Pickens had seven receptions for 135 yards and a touchdown.

Cincinnati quarterback Desmond Ridder went 24 of 37 for 206 yards. He had two touchdown passes.

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Jerome Ford had eight carries for 97 yards and a touchdown. Michael Young Jr. had four receptions for 59 yards.

White scored a rushing touchdown for the Bulldogs. Pickens also caught a touchdown reception.

Jack Podlesny also made three field goals. The team also recorded a safety on the final play of the game.

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Ford scored on a rushing touchdown for the Bearcats. Alec Pierce and Josh Whyle also caught touchdown receptions.

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