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Georgia lands Sugar Bowl game against Texas

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Posted at 2:38 PM, Dec 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-02 15:39:40-05

Georgia was oh-so-close to knocking off top-ranked Alabama in the Southeastern Conference championship game and earning a spot in the College Football Playoff.
    
Instead, the Bulldogs will settle for an intriguing matchup against Texas in the Sugar Bowl on New Year's Day in New Orleans. It's the first time the two powerhouse programs have played since the Cotton Bowl on Jan. 2, 1984.
    
Georgia (11-2, 7-1 SEC) is led by D'Andre Swift and Elijah Holyfield, an impressive tandem of running backs who have combined for nearly 2,000 yards on the ground this season. The Bulldogs' only two losses were to LSU during the regular season, and the 35-28 loss to the Tide on Saturday.
    
Texas (9-4, 7-2) enjoyed a breakout regular season and has a chance to win 10 games for the first time since 2009. The Longhorns lost to Oklahoma on Saturday in the Big 12 championship game.

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