GEORGIA WINS! Reactions to UGA's Rose Bowl victory

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The first person to embrace Michel when he came off the field after the double-overtime victory was Garrison Hearst, the Doak Walker Award victor and Heisman Trophy finalist in 1992.

With its 54-48 victory over the Sooners in a College Football Playoff semifinal Monday, Georgia advanced to next week's national championship game in Atlanta. We are, too. We moved the ball on them like nobody has all season.

There are still months until the draft, but I know one thing for a fact, and that is that Baker Mayfield is the best quarterback coming out of the 2018 NFL Draft. "I'll be here for another year for the opportunity of a three-peat and the ultimate goal of winning a national title".

Mayfield and company responded when running back Rodney Anderson ran for three straight plays, eventually ending up in the end zone to retake the lead, 14-7. He nearly came through against Georgia, too.

Oklahoma: The Sooners start the post-Mayfield era next fall at home against coach Lane Kiffin's Florida Atlantic team.

Georgia scored the first three touchdowns of the second half and Fromm's 4-yard scoring pass to Javon Wims gave the Bulldogs their first lead, 38-31, with 13:47 remaining. Cameron Nizialek, like the rest of Georgia, did not have a hot start.

Seconds after Mayfield's TD catch, Sooners head coach Lincoln Riley called for a squib kick in an effort to burn as numerous remaining 10 seconds off the clock as possible. But Seibert's effort drilled Georgia's Tae Crowder, who fell on the ball.

A Rodrigo Blankenship field goal of 55 yards just before halftime began the Bulldogs' outpouring, which spanned the third quarter and spilled into the fourth.

The Georgia Bulldogs trailed by 17 points with almost half the game gone.

"It's been a great run, this senior class", Riley said.

"He told them, 'Hey, guys, we got y'all". It was a good call. Austin's been great with those.

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The Sooners simply weren't tough enough or strong enough or stout enough to win on this big stage.

And the Sooners failed to salt away the lead in regulation before failing to score a touchdown in overtime. It was the third quarter that ultimately did the Sooners in. Georgia does, however, have some senior leaders on this team that have overcome their share of adversity throughout the year, so we'll see. Oklahoma had 360 yards in the first half, the second-most the Bulldogs had allowed in a game this season.

KIRBY SMART: Yeah, I'm really disappointed and upset.

2 - Number of players who have rushed for 100 or more yards in a game against Georgia this season.

It was Michel's fumble that Oklahoma safety Stevan Parker returned 46-yards for a touchdown to give the Sooners a 45-38 lead late in the fourth quarter.

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The Sooners were hard-pressed all game long to tackle Georgia tailbacks Michel and Nick Chubb, who repeatedly left Sooners on the Rose Bowl turf, having had the Bulldogs in their grasp.

Oklahoma's offense had a chance to win it in overtime, but Georgia stifled an attack that hadn't been slowed since losing to Iowa State in early October.

The Bulldogs amassed 527 total yards with 317 on the ground and 210 through the air. A few minutes later, his legendary career officially came to a close.

There are only three or four big-name quarterbacks coming out of college this season, including Mayfield, but the demand for a franchise quarterback in the National Football League is immensely high.

"Sony came up to us and he was like, 'y'all keep doing what y'all do". But he'll have to settle for the memories he created along the way.

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. "It's been a wild ride".

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