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No. 3 Bulldogs put on a show in win over No. 2 Wolverines in Miami

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

The No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs put on a show against the No. 2 Michigan Wolverines. The Bulldogs defeated the Wolverines 34-11 on New Year’s Eve in the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. 

With the win, the Bulldogs improved to 13-1. The loss dropped the Wolverines to 12-2. 

Jermaine Burton scores a touchdown against the Michigan Wolverines in the Capital One Orange Bowl (Photo by Georgia Bulldogs Football/Instagram) 

Michigan had their seven-game win streak snapped with the loss. 

The Bulldogs advance to the 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship with the win. Georgia will face the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide on Monday, January 10th at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

This is the rematch of the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship. The Bulldogs were leading in the game.

Tua Tagovailoa then sparked a comeback to get the win when he hit DeVonta Smith for the game-winning touchdown at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Mercedes-Benz Stadium was the site of the last meeting between the two teams on December 4th in the Southeastern Conference Championship game. The Crimson Tide won 41-24. 

Alabama is 42-25-4 all-time against Georgia. The Crimson Tide has won eight straight games in the series dating back to the 2008 season. 

Bulldogs quarterback Stetson Bennett went 21 of 31 for 310 yards. He also had three touchdown passes.

Zamir White had 12 carries for 54 yards. James Cook had three receptions for 99 yards and a touchdown. 

Wolverines quarterback Cade McNamara started the game and struggled. J.J. McCarthy came in late and finished the game. 

McNamara went 11 of 19 for 106 yards. He also threw two interceptions.

McCarthy went 7 of 17 for 131 yards. He also threw one touchdown pass.

Hassan Haskins had nine carries for 39 yards. Erick All had four receptions for 63 yards. 

The Bulldogs became the first College Football Playoff team to score on their first five drives to start the game.

The Wolverines outscored the Bulldogs 8-7 in the second half. McCarthy hit Andrel Anthony for a 35-yard touchdown reception. 

Following the touchdown, A.J. Henning converted a two-point conversion. 

Bulldogs’ Stetson hit Cook for a 39-yard touchdown reception. 

In the first half, Georgia led 27-3. Bennett hit Brock Bowers for a 9-yard touchdown reception. 

Kenny McIntosh hit Adonai Mitchell for an 18-yard touchdown reception. Jack Podlesny also made a 43-yard field goal. 

Bennett also hit Jermaine Burton for a 57-yard touchdown reception. 

Wolverines kicker Jake Moody made a 36-yard field goal in the first half. 

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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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