The Allstate Sugar Bowl is going to feature a ton of NFL talent on one field on New Years Day, but there’s a few Texas football should key in on.
The individual matchups in the Allstate Sugar Bowl showdown between Texas football and the Georgia Bulldogs are going to be key to seeing how close this game will actually be. Many expect Georgia to wipe the floor with Texas football in the Sugar Bowl, but a guaranteed outcome like that just doesn’t seem the slightest bit realistic.
Among the New Year’s Six Bowl games that feature a line that favors one team by at least two possessions, the Sugar Bowl should be one that is closer than the odds indicate. Texas football just doesn’t get blown out by many teams, especially under this coaching regime.
Texas football is on the up and up, and there’s not much that the Dawgs should be able to do to make a huge statement and completely shut them down. Georgia is a solid team that is very talented on both sides of the ball, but so is Texas football. If the Dawgs come into this game with the mindset that it will run the table the entire way, it will actually benefit the Horns.
Any early edge the Horns could get against Georgia the players and coaching staff will absolutely take. Head Texas football coach Tom Herman is just too smart and accustomed to making in-game adjustments this year that he should be able to keep his team on pace in the Sugar Bowl most of the way. That doesn’t mean he shouldn’t respect the talent Georgia brings to the table, though.
Here’s a look at the five most problematic players from the Georgia Bulldogs for the Texas Longhorns to deal with in the Allstate Sugar Bowl on New Years Day.