by Cathy Drummond
The final score Georgia Bulldogs 26 – Baylor Bears 14. In one of the lowest attended games on record, the Allstate Sugar Bowl was competitive, to say the least. In one of College Football’s premiere Bowl games. The Sugar Bowl. The University of Georgia and Baylor University duked it out before a crowd of about 55,211. One of the lowest attendance figures for a Sugar Bowl game on record. According to Nola.com last night’s Sugar Bowl was just ‘shy’ of setting the all-time low attendance record for the 85-year history of this Historic game. However, don’t tell the fans of either squad. These fans were just in New Orleans’s heaven. The final score was 26 – 14 Georgia.
After both teams’ hopes were dashed in regard to reaching the pinnacle of College Football. The National Championship. However, the University of Georgia Bulldogs pronounced (Bull-dawgs) and the Baylor University Bears both managed to gather themselves to compete in a somewhat well fought game.
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The Georgia Bulldogs began the scoring with a 3-point field goal after not scoring on the ‘Dawgs’ first three possessions. Georgia will then score a Touchdown on Georgia’s next possession, making the score 10-0. The Georgia Bulldogs would score another 3-point field goal. Scoring three times before Baylor would. Making the score 13-0 with 8:08 to go before halftime. Eventually Georgia would go ahead 19-0 before halftime with a failed two-point play.
The first half belonged to the Georgia Bulldogs and Freshman George Pickens. Freshman Pickens won the most Outstanding Player Award. The (outstanding) Freshman finished the game with 12 passes for 175 yards and a touchdown. Pickens would be contained to just one reception for a total of just 10 yards for the second half of this year’s Allstate Sugar Bowl. And the Baylor University Bears from Waco Texas would at least try to make a second half comeback. They would fall short.
The second half started off with a Baylor Bear bang. The Baylor Bears would score on a touchdown on the team’s opening drive. Cutting Georgia’s lead 19-7. Georgia would then score its final touchdown with 7:16 remaining in the third quarter. The Baylor Bears tried to mount a ferocious comeback. Baylor Quarterback Charlie Brewer connected threw a touchdown with 4:16 to go in the third quarter to again cut into Georgia’s lead. The score was now 26 – 14 Georgia.
On Baylor’s next drive is quite possibly where the team suffered its biggest loss. The Bears would lose its starting Quarterback Brewer due to a late hit out of bounds. The Baylor Bears Junior Quarterback suffered a concussion on the late hit. The Georgia Bulldogs were flagged 15 yards, but the damage was already done. Brewer would have to leave the game. Back-up Quarterback Jacob Zeno would finish the game to no avail. The final score Georgia Bulldogs 26, Baylor Bears 14.