ATLANTA — Jack Podlesny kicked a 53-yard field goal with 3 seconds left, and No. 9 Georgia secured a 24-21 victory in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl after handing No. 8 Cincinnati its first loss of the season on Friday. Box Score
Cincinnati led for most of the game and held a 21-10 advantage in the fourth quarter.
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However, Georgia was able to keep the Bearcats (9-1) off the scoresheet in the final quarter, while scoring 14 points for themselves to seal the win as the Bulldogs captured their second straight New Year’s Six bowl.
The winning field goal attempt was the career longest for Podlesny and it gave Georgia a 22-21 lead before Azeez Ojulari sacked Desmond Ridder for a safety on the last play of the game.
JT Daniels completed 26 of 38 passes for 392 yards and a touchdown with one interception, while Ojulari had three of the Bulldogs’ school record-equalling eight sacks in the game.
George Pickens had seven catches for 135 yards and a touchdown, while Zamir White ran for a score for Georgia (8-2), which had just 45 rushing yards.
Ridder finished 24 of 37 for 206 yards and two touchdowns, while Jerome Ford carried the ball eight times for 97 yards and a score for Cincinnati.
Josh Whyle and Alec Pierce each caught a pass for a touchdown for the Bearcats, the American Athletic Conference champions.