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How to watch Texas vs Georgia: Game time, TV, live streaming, and more

The Longhorns are in New Orleans to take on the Bulldogs in the Allstate Sugar Bowl.

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NCAA Football: Big 12 Championship-Texas vs Oklahoma Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

For the first time since the 2009 National Championship game, the Texas Longhorns are playing in a New Year’s Six Bowl. Their prize for their success? A matchup with one of the top teams in the country, the Georgia Bulldogs.

Georgia had a legitimate argument for playing in the College Football Playoff, but the CFP committee valued the Oklahoma Sooners’ conference championship than any of the Bulldogs’ accolades. So like the Longhorns, they find themselves taking their conference’s bid in the Allstate Sugar Bowl, while the Alabama Crimson Tide play for a National Championship.

The Bulldogs rank in the top 15 of nine statistical categories overall, as well as No. 3 overall in the S&P+. According to advanced statistics, Georgia boasts the No. 3 offense and the No. 16 defense in the country, paced by two dynamic running backs in D’Andre Swift and Elijah Holyfield and sophomore phenom Jake Fromm.

The Longhorns have already tied their most successful season since 2012, and with a win over their SEC opponent players and coaches may finally be able to answer whether or not Texas is back.

“It’s a culture. That’s literally what we do,” junior wide receiver Collin Johnson said. “Smash-mouth football, that’s all we know. Just hitting and going out there and playing football the way it’s supposed to be played. That play was the epitome of that.”

Two of the top six rushers in the SEC, despite each ranking outside of the top five in carries, Swift and Holyfield feature similar, yet complementary skillsets, which provides additional complications when attempting to game plan against them; successfully, at least.

Injury Report:

  • Freshman S Caden Sterns (knee) - will play
  • Freshman DT Moro Ojomo (ankle) - cleared to play
  • Freshman Al’vonte Woodard (shoulder) - doubtful
  • Freshman WR Joshua Moore (shoulder) — out
  • Sophomore OL Patrick Hudson (illness) — out
  • Freshman TE Rob Cummins (knee) — out
  • Sophomore LB/DE Marquez Bimage (shoulder) — out

How to Watch:

TV: ESPN

Time: 7:45 p.m. Central

Radio: Texassports.com, Longhorns IMG Radio Network. Broadcasts are also available on Sirius 132, XM 199, and App Ch. 953

Online Streaming: WatchESPN

Odds: Georgia -12.5