Some enormous question marks loom for both Georgia and Texas football entering the Sugar Bowl, but some will be answered early in the first half.
Once the Allstate Sugar Bowl kicks off between Texas football and the Georgia Bulldogs on New Years Day, the final postseason game before the national title game will be set to be decided. The College Football Playoff National Championship Game kicks off on Jan. 7, and the Sugar Bowl is the final postseason game before then.
As of Dec. 27, most of the Power Five bowls have already or are close to kicking off in the next few days. All of the non-New Year’s Six Bowl games will have concluded by the official turn of the calendar year. That is unless the Texas A&M Aggies carry the NC State Wolfpack into an overtime affair like it did against the LSU Tigers to cap the regular season.
The Sugar Bowl kicks off at 7:45 p.m. CT on New Years Day at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, LA. It is nationally televised on ESPN. The line is set to favor Georgia by 13 points and the over/under is set at 58 total points. Even though it is the only New Year’s Six Bowl with a double-digit spread, it should be one of the most intriguing to watch out of the entire postseason slate.
Moreover, this is the only New Year’s Six Bowl that has a spread set by more than a one-possession margin. That could give Texas football a whole lot of motivation to prove the doubters wrong, and come out and compete for that elusive 10th win of a successful 2018 campaign.
Here’s a look at the five burning questions for the Texas Longhorns in the Allstate Sugar Bowl between the Texas Longhorns and Georgia Bulldogs on Jan. 1.