Georgia is headed to the College Football Playoff national championship after a 54-48 overtime win Monday over Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl.
Despite an offensive shootout, Georgia’s Lorenzo Carter blocked an Oklahoma go-ahead 27-yard field goal attempt in the second overtime. All the Bulldogs needed to do was score on the impending possession to advance to the title game for the first time since 1980.
Score they did as Sony Michel capped his 181-yard night with a 27-yard touchdown run on the second play of the series. Michel and fellow Georgia running back Nick Chubb were dominant down the stretch as the Bulldogs overcame a 31-17 halftime deficit.
Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield was impressive with his arm and legs dealing with flu-like symptoms leading up to the Rose Bowl but in overtime he struggled. Instead of putting the game in his hands, the Sooners opted for three running plays en route to a three-play field-goal drive to begin overtime.
Mayfield was 23 of 35 for 287 yards, two touchdowns and an interception while Sooners running back Rodney Anderson rushed for 201 yards and two touchdowns.
Here are three takeaways from Georgia’s Rose Bowl win to advance to the national championship.