With just over 24 hours before kick-off for the Allstate Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, LA, what could this postseason have in store for Texas football and UGA?
The time is almost upon us. The start of the Allstate Sugar Bowl between Texas football and the Georgia Bulldogs kicks off on New Years Day at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, LA, at 7:45 p.m. CT. Texas football hasn’t played in a bigger postseason game since the 2009 BCS National Championship Game against the Alabama Crimson Tide, so there’s a lot on the line for them.
Moreover, Georgia is looking to prove a point that it should’ve been included in the College Football Playoff Field. Instead, the Dawgs were placed at No. 5, behind the Oklahoma Sooners and Notre Dame Fighting Irish, in the College Football Playoff Rankings to just be on the outside looking in on the four team field.
Entering the slate of all the New Year’s Six Bowl games this postseason, Texas football has the least wins of all the teams included in the field. What Texas football does have working for them is the chip on the shoulder to prove that this team is for real and that the Big 12 should not be taken lightly by anyone.
In terms of what the Big 12 brings to the table for the postseason, it should already be known that this group of teams can play during bowl season. Although it’s not the most impressive field of Big 12 teams, the Baylor Bears and TCU Horned Frogs did win the conference’s first two bowl games.
Here’s a look at the 10 reasons why everyone should be excited for the Allstate Sugar Bowl showdown between the Texas Longhorns and the Georgia Bulldogs in New Orleans, LA, on Jan. 1.