Well, it’s official, Georgia football will take on Ohio State in the College Football Playoff semifinal game. These two will faceoff in Atlanta at Mercedes Benz Stadium in the Peach Bowl to decide who goes to the national championship against the winner of the TCU and Michigan Fiesta Bowl semifinals.
The playoff committee got the Top 4 teams correct, and after TCU’s heartbreaking loss to Kansas State, the Horned Frogs deserved to stay at No.3. We just saw the Michigan/Ohio State matchup two weeks ago. Why have this rivalry matchup again so soon? Ohio State couldn’t get into the conference championship, so No. 4 is the right place for them.
Since Georgia was the clear No.1 team in the country, they will take on Ohio State and got to pick the closer playoff location. The Dawgs are now 2-0 in Atlanta this year — why not make it 3-0? With how Georgia is playing this year, this matchup bodes well for the Dawgs.
Georgia football knows who it’ll hunt down in the College Football Playoff semifinals.
As head coach Kirby Smart said at SEC Media Days, Georgia will not be hunted, and they will do the hunting. The Buckeyes may have a chip on their shoulder about losing to Michigan and almost missing the playoffs again, but they better come ready because the Dawgs are on another level.
Georgia is a step above the rest of the playoffs right now, and while that may sound overconfident, it is true. What the Dawgs have been able to do this season is impressive, and how they play football will challenge Ohio State. Let those Buckeye fans talk all they want the next 20-plus days because at 8 p.m. ET on Dec. 31, the Dawgs will do plenty of talking.
Michigan laid out the game plan to beat Ohio State, and Smart will have that film on repeat as they prepare for the Buckeyes. This matchup is one college football fans have wanted for years, and we finally got it. The Dawgs and the Buckeyes will finally go head-to-head — this matchup is why we love college football. Who will get bragging rights and another shot at a second College Football Playoff Championship? We hate to spoil it for everyone, but Georgia will.