Georgia Opens As A Big Favorite Over Texas In The Sugar Bowl

Georgia Opens As A Big Favorite Over Texas In The Sugar Bowl

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Georgia Opens As A Big Favorite Over Texas In The Sugar Bowl


Las Vegas oddsmakers have opened Georgia as an 11 1/2-point favorite over Texas in the Sugar Bowl.

This will be Georgia’s 10th trip to the Sugar Bowl, and the Bulldogs first since a 41-10 victory over Hawaii in the 2008 season.

The No. 5 Bulldogs (11-2) and No. 14 Longhorns (9-4) have never met before in a Sugar Bowl, although their head coaches faced off as coordinators. While Kirby Smart was Alabama’s defensive coordinator and Texas head coach Tom Herman was the Ohio State offensive coordinator in 2014, the Buckeyes defeated the Crimson Tide 42-35 in New Orleans in the college football semifinal. Ohio State went on to beat Oregon for the national championship.

This is Georgia’s and Texas’ first meeting since the 1984 Cotton Bowl when the Dawgs knocked off the undefeated Longhorns from the national championship picture with a 10-9 upset.

Georgia and Texas agreed to a future two game series last November. The Bulldogs will travel to Austin on September 2, 2028, and will host Texas in Athens on September 1, 2029.

The Bulldogs and the Longhorns kickoff at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on New Year’s night at 8:45 p.m. ET.

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