- Georgia beat Oklahoma, 54-48, on Monday in a wild double-overtime Rose Bowl.
- Georgia linebacker Lorenzo Carter made an incredible play in the second overtime, blocking Oklahoma’s go-ahead field-goal attempt.
- One play later, Georgia running back Sony Michel broke free for the winning touchdown run.
Georgia defeated Oklahoma, 54-48, in the Rose Bowl on Monday in a wild double-overtime game that became an instant classic.
The game was a back-and-forth affair, with both teams showing off their explosive offenses and scoring on big plays.
After Oklahoma tied the game at 48-48 with a field goal that forced a second overtime, the Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield and co. went down the field on the first possession in the second overtime but could not get into the end zone.
Oklahoma kicker Austin Seibert attempted a go-ahead 33-yard field goal, but Georgia linebacker Lorenzo Carter reached out and blocked the attempt.
Needing only a field goal to secure the win, Georgia turned the ball over to its high-powered run game, and it took only one play before running back Sony Michel took off for the end zone.
The finish was appropriate for Georgia. Its powerful run game had generated several big plays, with Michel and his backfield partner Nick Chubb combining for five touchdowns on Monday. And as ESPN mentioned during the broadcast, Georgia had blocked several field goals during the season.
According to ESPN, Georgia’s 17-point comeback – it trailed by multiple scores in the first half – was the largest in Rose Bowl history. It was also the first Rose Bowl game that was settled in overtime.
Georgia will now face Alabama in Atlanta next Monday for a shot at the championship.