By CHARLES ODUM, AP Sports activities Author
ATLANTA (AP) — Jack Podlesny kicked a 53-yard subject aim with three seconds remaining, and No. 11 Georgia handed No. 6 Cincinnati its solely lack of the season with a dramatic 24-21 victory within the Peach Bowl on Friday.
Georgia trailed 21-10 within the fourth quarter, however its protection clamped down on Desmond Ridder and Cincinnati and JT Daniels helped rally the Bulldogs along with his arm. Daniels completed with 392 yards passing.
Podlesny’s third subject aim was his longest of the season and gave Georgia a 22-21 lead. Azeez Ojulari sacked Ridder for a security on the ultimate play. It was Ojulari’s third sack. Georgia tied a college report with eight sacks.
Ridder accomplished 24 of 37 passes for 206 yards and two touchdowns. Jerome Ford added a career-long 79-yard landing run early within the second half nevertheless it wasn’t sufficient for the Bearcats.
Cincinnati (9-1, No. Eight CFP) was motivated to make use of the Peach Bowl to realize nationwide respect. Coach Luke Fickell wished the Bearcats to be included on this season’s playoff and he mentioned it was a chance to be judged evenly with Energy 5 groups sooner or later.
Georgia (8-2, No. 9 CFP) received regardless of working for less than 45 yards.
Ridder threw a 14-yard landing go to Alec Pierce within the first quarter and added an 11-yard scoring go to Josh Wyle late within the first half.
Daniels, who energized the Bulldogs’ offense when he took over at quarterback for the ultimate three regular-season video games, overcame an interception and a misplaced fumble to steer the comeback.
Georgia’s protection helped gasoline the rally. Ridder fumbled on a sack by Ojulari, and Adam Anderson recovered on the Bearcats 25. Zamir White’s 9-yard TD run trimmed Cincinnati’s result in 21-16, however Daniels’ go on the 2-point try was incomplete.
Podlesny kicked a 32-yard subject aim with 6:43 remaining. On its subsequent possession, Georgia coach Kirby Sensible elected to punt on a fourth-and-Three play from the Georgia 43 with 3:07 remaining.
Ridder ran for one first down earlier than the Bearcats punted with 1:28 remaining, giving Georgia possession at its 20.
Daniels, who threw just one interception whereas beginning Georgia’s final three video games, had turnover woes towards the Bearcats.
Daniels threw a first-quarter interception and dedicated a key turnover deep in Cincinnati territory within the third quarter. Daniels, scrambling on a second-down play on the Bearcats 11, fumbled when hit by Jarrell White, who additionally was credited with a sack. Defensive finish Ethan Tuckey recovered for Cincinnati.
A shanked 4-yard punt by Georgia’s Jake Camarda arrange the Bearcats on the Bulldogs 42. Seven performs later, Ridder’s 14-yard scoring go to Pierce gave Cincinnati a 7-Zero lead.
After throwing an interception, Daniels regrouped to throw a 16-yard landing go to George Pickens for a 7-7 tie late within the opening quarter.
Cincinnati: Led by Ridder, the Bearcats answered any doubts the Group of 5 crew may match up towards Georgia, from the Southeastern Convention. Ridder pissed off Georgia’s protection along with his mobility. Ford used his energy to burst by the road and his velocity to outrun the Bulldogs’ protection on his 79-yard scoring run early within the second half.
Georgia: White’s TD run within the fourth quarter was a uncommon spotlight for a dashing assault that averaged just one.9 yards on 24 carries. The Bulldogs performed with out backup working again James Cook dinner, who was along with his household following his father’s demise.
Cincinnati’s secondary misplaced two AP second-team All-America alternatives to accidents: cornerback Ahmad Gardner (again) and security James Wiggins (calf). Cincinnati additionally was with out working again Gerrid Doaks (ankle).
Coby Bryant’s interception of Daniels’ go meant for Pickens within the first quarter prolonged the Bearcats’ streak of forcing a turnover to 20 consecutive video games. It is the longest energetic streak amongst FBS groups. Getting into the sport, the Bearcats had been tied for fifth within the nation with 15 interceptions.
Bearcats left sort out James Hudson was known as for concentrating on and ejected late within the first half. Hudson lowered his helmet on successful that knocked Georgia cornerback Tyson Campbell to the bottom.
Regardless of the penalty, Ridder stored the drive alive with two extra passes, together with a go-ahead 11-yard scoring go to Whyle.
Cincinnati: Ridder, a junior, is predicted to announce his plans for 2021, a choice which may form the Bearcats’ offseason. The Bearcats are scheduled to open their 2021 season on Sept. Four towards Miami of Ohio.
Georgia: The Bulldogs, who’re anticipated to return most of their prime talent place gamers on offense, will open their 2021 season with a high-profile sport towards Clemson in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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