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2022 CFP Semifinal Preview: Georgia vs. Ohio State

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The No. 1 Georgia Bulldogs will face No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes in the College Football Playoff Semifinal. These two teams will play on Saturday, December 31st at 8 pm on ESPN in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.

The winner of this game will advance to the College Football Playoff National Championship Game. The final game of the season will take place on Monday, January 9th, 2023, at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.

Brock Bowers makes a reception against the LSU Tigers in the SEC Championship Game (Photo by Steve Limentani/ISI Photos/Getty Images)

The Bulldogs are the reigning College Football Playoff National Championships. They defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana last January.

Georgia will bring their perfect season into the game. They are presently 13-0.

The Bulldogs concluded the regular season with an Southeastern Conference Championship victory. They defeated the No. 16 LSU Tigers 50-30 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

The Buckeyes had to wait it out to see if they would get in. This is the fourth time that they’ve got into the College Football Playoff on the final day since the CFP was established in 2014.

Ohio State brings an 11-1 record into the contest. Their only loss of the season came in “The Game” against the Michigan Wolverines when they were defeated 45-23 on Saturday, November 26th.

These two teams have only played one other time. That came in 1993.

On January 1st, 1993, the Bulldogs won the Florida Citrus Bowl 21-14 over the Buckeyes.

The Bulldogs are averaging 39.2 points per game. They have the second-best defense at the FBS level, as they are giving up 12.8 points per game.

Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett has gone 269 of 396 for 3,425 yards. He has thrown 20 touchdown passes and six interceptions.

Kenny McIntosh had 136 carries for 709 yards and 10 touchdowns. Brock Bowers has had 52 receptions for 726 yards and six touchdowns.

The Buckeyes has the second-best scoring offense at the FBS level with 44.5 points per game. They are giving up 19.2 points per game.

Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud has gone 235 of 358 for 3,340 yards. He has thrown 37 touchdown passes and six interceptions.

Miyan Williams has had 125 carries for 817 yards and 13 touchdowns. Marvin Harrison Jr. has had 72 receptions for 1,157 yards and 12 touchdowns.

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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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