Since the inaugural run of the College Football Playoff a handful of years ago, the natural tendency has been to put it on a pedestal above all other bowl games. But the plain truth is that there are handful of teams playing in major bowl games who were simply one catch, kick, turnover or instant replay review away from gaining entry to the highly-exclusive tournament. This means that there are a handful of bowl games featuring squads who are just about as deserving as those competing for the Championship. All fans should have their eyes on The Sugar Bowl, scheduled to unfold on the afternoon of January 1 in New Orleans. All fans interested in seeing the game and festivities live can secure their 2019 Sugar Bowl Tickets now.
The 85th version of this annual classic will go down inside of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, a longtime epicenter for huge, high-stakes college football games. It will feature the Texas Longhorns and the Georgia Bulldogs, two talented teams who played very admirably throughout the course of a long and demanding season. This game is truly outstanding because it is the perfect way of determining the strength of the Southeastern Conference versus the strength of the Big 12 Conference.
Texas will come in ranked #15, and Georgia will come in as the #5-ranked team in the nation. It is a mismatch on paper, which is why the experts in Vegas have made the Bulldogs about a 2-touchdown favorite. This means that when the game plays out on the immaculate turf inside of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Georgia is expected to essentially dominate. But that might not be the case.
Texas lost their first game of the season to Maryland, which set them back. They then rattled off six consecutive victories before losing by a field goal to Oklahoma State and losing by a single point to West Virginia the following weekend. They bounced back quickly with a road win against Texas Tech with their season on the line. The victory was impressively followed up by victories against Iowa State and a road victory at Kansas. The Longhorns scored 24 points in both games, enough to secure a two touchdown and one touchdown victories. In the Big 12 Championship Game, Texas fell to an Oklahoma squad looking to avenge an early-season loss to the Longhorns. They did so, but Texas played admirably in a 38-24 defeat.
The Georgia Bulldogs ran through their competition this season, aside from the day they were dominated by the LSU Tigers in Baton Rouge. They lost to the Crimson Tide in the SEC Championship Game, which made them a two-loss team and essentially disqualified them from CFP contention. This will likely translate into them being determined to slaughter Texas, or it could mean that they are going to be somewhat despondent and uninterested. Either way, it will be very interesting and entertaining to find out. 2019 Sugar Bowl Tickets are available now.