"It's set in", Mayfield softly said. "I never get to put on this jersey again".
However, head coach Lincoln Riley gave defensive coordinator Mike Stoops a vote of confidence on Wednesday morning, indicating that there wouldn't be a change. They just felled the stylish Sooners and their swaggering quarterback, and now they'll face Alabama, the gold standard of college football. The Sooners failed to make a first down on six of those possessions.
With the scored tied at 38, Georgia had the ball near midfield, when Michel had the football pop out after a big hit by Caleb Kelly, which Steven Parker picked up and rumbled 46 yards for the go-ahead score. That allowed Georgia to run a play and get a 55-yard field goal from Rodrigo Blankenship with one second to go in the second quarter.
"That's a good football team".
"They came out hot".
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Smart and two players, running back Sony Michel and linebacker Roquan Smith, participated in a teleconference with reporters Tuesday.
And now Michel, an American Heritage Plantation alumnus, has the chance to close out his college career with a national championship, a feat Georgia hasn't accomplished since 1980.
Georgia defeated Mayfield and the Sooners 54-48 in double overtime in the Granddaddy of Them All, continuing on the path to Atlanta - the path Oklahoma thought it was on. Georgia blocked Oklahoma's attempt at a field goal and only needed a field goal to win it. Instead, place-kicker Austin Seibert was able to tie the game up at 48. Because as much as I would like to sit here for the rest of my life and relive the glory that was that Rose Bowl victory, there is still work to be done.
Mayfield and company responded when running back Rodney Anderson ran for three straight plays, eventually ending up in the end zone to retake the lead, 14-7.
"There was a lot of excitement, but our ultimate goal was to get to the national championship, and I think that's everybody's focus", Michel said. But they had short memories, forgot the last play and focused on winning the next. "That's what happens in big-time games". This Georgia team made the most of the decisions by some top players, including running backs Nick Chubb and Michel and linebacker Lorenzo Carter, to return for their senior seasons.
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But on Thursday, Tagovailoa called out those who may be dismissing Hurts, who is 26-2 as a Bama starter, after Tag's performance. Tagovailoa threw a pick, but made huge throws in going 14-of-24 passing for 166 yards, key runs and put to rest how good he is.
In December, Mayfield became the first ever former walk-on to take home the Heisman trophy, an illustrious honor for the projected first round pick.
Early in the fourth quarter - after giving up 24 consecutive points and momentum - Oklahoma faced a 38-31 deficit early in the fourth quarter. But at least the OU defense bowed up some.
After halftime, Mayfield only passed for 87 yards as the air attack couldn't get going. They went to overtime, where offenses are supposed to hold sway, against the nation's No. 1 offense. "Like coach Riley said, they're good up front".
Fromm was 20-of-29 passing for 210 yards and two touchdowns. Marquise Brown ended with eight catches for 114 yards. "I didn't make the throws I normally make, and it showed", he said.
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