ATLANTA, Ga. (FOX19) - The Cincinnati Bearcats were on the doorstep of a perfect season until Georgia kicked a game-winning field goal in the final seconds of the Peach Bowl to win 24-21 on Friday.
Georgia’s Jack Podlesny drilled a 53-yard field goal with three seconds left to give the Bulldogs a 22-21 lead over the Bearcats. Georgia then added a safety in UC’s final possession to seal the win.
UC had a 21-19 lead with the ball with less than two minutes left in the game. On 3rd and 2, the Bearcats opted to pass instead of run and couldn’t get the first down. They punted it back to Georgia with 1:28 left in the game.
Desmond Ridder completed 24 of 37 passes for 206 yards and two touchdowns in the loss.
Jerome Ford had 97 yards and a touchdown, including a 79-yard touchdown run.
Georgia’s J.T. Daniels completed 26 of 38 passes for 392 yards with a touchdown and an interception. George Pickens had seven catches for 135 yards and a touchdown.
UC finishes the season as American Athletic Conference champions with a 9-1 record.
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