When the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve, ohio state he was having a very different night than the rest of the east coast.
The Buckeyes dominated the defending national champions for most of the Peach Bowl on Saturday night, entering the fourth quarter leading by 14 points, but Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett they closed the gap to 41-35 with a minute remaining before taking the lead with a 76-yard drive and a 10-yard touchdown pass to Adonai Mitchell.
Ohio State had a chance to win the game back with a 50-yard field goal attempt, but as the East Coast ushered in the New Year, the Buckeyes said goodbye to the College football playoff title game.
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A video of the devastating moment synchronized with the ball’s drop in Times Square showed the unfortunate timing of Noah Ruggles’ failed attempt.
“I just try to lay it all on the line. Honestly, games like this blow my mind, it all comes down to one play, but obviously it doesn’t come down to one play,” Ohio State quarterback CJ said. Stroud said, refusing to blame Ruggles.
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“So many things line up on those plays. On the last drive, I saw how much time we had left and how many timeouts and I knew we could do it and I did everything I could to get us there.”
Georgia will look to claim back-to-back tiles on January 9 when they meet No. 3 TCU at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.
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“If we’re going to have any chance of winning a national championship, we’ve got to play much better soccer than we did tonight, but we’ve got to keep the resiliency and composure along with us,” Georgia coach Kirby Smart said.
Associated Press contributed to this report.