That is the seventh largest crowd ever for an Oklahoma football game and the second largest crowd for a Sooner bowl game.
ESPN provided a great replay showing that Parker did not step out of bounds during his fumble return.
Baker Mayfield is the most polarizing player in college football. "'Y'all are going to stop them and we're going to keep doing what we're doing'". "I just got through there and tried to make a play". "My team just had faith in me", said Michel, who broke down afterward. "They showed true character today". Michel got 181 yards in 11 carries; Chubb 145 yards and two touchdowns in 14 carries.
Georgia displayed a rapid-response offense of its own, albeit of a different style, scoring on one-play drives with runs of 75 yards (Michel) and 50 (Chubb).
At first, it looked like it was going to be the Oklahoma Sooners.
It's incredible how quickly Georgia's defense went from an F to an A. Everyone knew Baker Mayfield was going to make plays - he's the reigning Heisman Trophy victor. That changed after Georgia scored 17 unanswered to tie it at 31 as Mayfield forced a pass on third-and-10 on his own 18 into tight coverage.
"They say adversity kind of reveals character", Smart said. But the Sooners, who confounded Georgia for 360 yards in the first half, were held to 29 yards in the third quarter as the Bulldogs forged a 31-31 tie.
Q. Kirby and Roquan, you guys were lit up pretty good in the first half but not in the second half, where you had ten possessions in the second half and scored ten points. A defensive pass interference in the end zone put Georgia at the goal line and Chubb ran it in on a direct snap.
Mayfield started his career at Texas Tech with the Red Raiders before transferring to Oklahoma.
Trailing by 45-38 with 3:22 left in regulation, Fromm methodically marched the Bulldogs for the game-tying touchdown drive that spanned seven plays and 59 yards.
Georgia did arrive back early Tuesday morning and the first order was to rest before getting back to practice Wednesday afternoon.
Oklahoma was not going to go away quietly, of course.
"I tried to dive through it and I nearly got through there". Riley stuck to his guns a bit too much with the game on the line as Mayfield threw just three passes for 13 yards in overtime.
Michel took advantage of his opportunity to make up for the fumble when he was given the ball in the second overtime. His almost untouched run up the left sideline ended the game and put Georgia in title game. Letting the ball go farther would have pushed the Bulldogs out of field-goal range with only 6 seconds left before intermission.
Two plays later, Mayfield bought time with his feet, waiting for his primary target, fullback Dimitri Flowers, to wheel around the back of the end zone, where Mayfield delivered a dart.
So, that triangle comes full circle in Pruitt's final Alabama game before taking over full time as Tennessee's head coach.
A 55-yard field goal by Rodrigo Blankenship to end the first half helped give Georgia momentum. But when they tried to kick another in the second it was blocked. During his free time, he blogs about fantasy sports and handicaps games. "I'm just ready for this game plan, ready to watch Georgia film but I'm really just really excited about this game". "I didn't think we played to the level that we're capable of". How Georgia was able to respond in the second half on defense is what earns Georgia an A.
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