The No. 5 Georgia Bulldogs got off to a disastrous start in this year’s Allstate Sugar Bowl, thanks to special teams miscues and an unfortunate fumble.
However, the Bulldogs were able to scratch and claw their way back into the game before halftime, with a Brian Herrien touchdown.
Sophomore quarterback Jake Fromm took a significant sack on the ensuing drive and the Dawgs head to the lockers trailing by 13 points.
Georgia will receive the second-half kickoff but after a 15-yard penalty on Tyler Simmons, any hopes of a big return are now most likely gone.
Still, there is a lot of football to be played but it is not looking good in the ‘Big Easy’ for the Bulldogs.
Texas leads Georgia 178-118 in total yards, with complete control of the run-game statistics. The Longhorns have 80 yards to the Bulldogs’ 29 rushing and a D’Andre Swift fumble.
Punter Jake Camarda has had two significant miscues for Georgia with a kneel-down on a punt and a shank in the first quarter.
Since then, the young Bulldog defense has been able to limit the Longhorns a bit, without Jim-Thorpe-Award-winning cornerback Deandre Baker.
The game has similarities to last season’s Rose Bowl in Pasadena, exactly one year ago from today.
Can the Dawgs come back once again? We will find out soon enough.