Angry Dawgs: No. 3 Georgia beats No. 2 Michigan 34-11 in CFP
Stetson Bennett threw three touchdown passes, Nakobe Dean led an angry Georgia defense and the third-ranked Bulldogs returned to their dominant ways, beating No. 2 Michigan 34-11 in the Orange Bowl to advance to the College Football Playoff championship.
Michigan can’t keep up with Georgia’s passing attack, throttled in Orange Bowl
The lopsided game saw the Bulldogs stretch Michigan horizontally, racking up 515 total yards, 325 of them through the air, and expose an inexperienced linebacking unit and undersized secondary. It was the first time since 2010 that Michigan allowed an opponent to score on its first four possessions. Offensively, the Wolverines’ game plan fell by the wayside after falling behind early. For the first time all season involving Michigan, there was no debate as to which team on the field was the better one. The Wolverines, meanwhile, will begin reflecting on an extraordinary season, one marked by progress, triumph and, tonight, crushing defeat.mlive.com
Picks for Alabama-Cincinnati and Michigan-Georgia, and an upset is brewing: College Football Survivor Show
COLLEGE FOOTBALL, USA -- Doug Lesmerises and Shehan Jeyarajah have been talking about the College Football Playoff since July, and now it’s time for them to make their picks for the semifinals in the Orange Bowl and Cotton Bowl. They are joined on The College Football Survivor Show by Tyler Shoemaker at the start of the show to talk about the betting lines, with Alabama favored by 13.5 over Cincinnati and Georgia favored by 7.5 over Michigan. And then it’s on to their picks and their reasoning, and some attempted explanation of why Doug is the way he is. Thanks for listening to The College Football Survivor Show. Previous episodes of The College Football Survivor ShowDeep dives on the two semifinalsThe playoff is setmlive.com
Containing Georgia star TE Brock Bowers will be a ‘chess game’ for Michigan
But none have had the combination of size and speed like Georgia freshman tight end Brock Bowers. Bowers will attract plenty off attention from the Wolverines when the two teams square off in the Orange Bowl on Friday in South Florida. “Brock is a heck of a player, man,” Michigan defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald said Tuesday. Tight end, it’s a little bit more difficult.”RELATED: Strength vs. strength: Michigan’s run game stares down Georgia’s stout front sevenMichigan (12-1) also faced another skilled tight end in Iowa’s Sam LaPorta in the Big Ten championship game. He doesn’t say a lot, he just works.”MORE: Thanks, NIL: How Michigan football players are cashing in during playoff runOrange Bowl area a ‘hot spot’ for COVID-19 as Michigan and Georgia prep for playoffAlabama exploited Georgia’s stingy defense.mlive.com
No. 1 Georgia routs Georgia Tech 45-0, looks ahead to Bama
Stetson Bennett passed for 255 yards and four touchdowns, and No. 1 Georgia finished its undefeated regular season with a 45-0 victory over Georgia Tech. Georgia gained momentum for next week’s Southeastern Conference championship game against No. 3 Alabama in Atlanta.