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2019 Sugar Bowl, Texas vs Georgia: Time, TV channel, watch online

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Will the Bulldogs be motivated to finish strong after their SEC Championship meltdown?

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The Georgia Bulldogs and Texas Longhorns make their way to New Orleans to square off in the 2019 Sugar Bowl on Tuesday evening. Here’s what you need to know.


How to watch or stream

Time: 8:45 p.m. ET

TV: ESPN

Streaming: WatchESPN


Betting Info

Line: Georgia -12

O/U: 60

[via OddsShark]


Series History

Georgia and Texas have played four other times, with the Longhorns holding a 3-1 lead. Their wins came in 1949, 1957, and 1958. Georgia finally got on the board with a 10-9 victory in the 1984 Cotton Bowl.


Sugar Bowl History

The team that wins Tuesday’s game will be .500 all-time in Sugar Bowl appearances. It is the tenth appearance for Georgia, who are 4-5 in their other nine, and the fourth for Texas, who are 1-2 in their other three.


Preview

This probably isn’t where Georgia wants to be, let’s get that out of the way. If they had it their way, they wouldn’t have lost to Alabama and they would have been in the Playoff and either preparing for the Championship or being done after a semifinal loss.

As it stands though, Georgia is in the Sugar Bowl and Jake Fromm will look to put the finishing touches on a strong sophomore season, as he’s undisputedly remaining the guy after Justin Fields announced his intent to transfer last month.

The Bulldogs will be without cornerback DeAndre Baker as he prepares for the NFL Draft, but they still should have a significant advantage in this game against Tom Herman and the Longhorns. Texas allowed 264 passing yards per game this season, which puts them in the lower third of all teams in the country. While that could be the product of pass-happy Big 12 offenses, it’s also something Fromm and the Georgia offense could look to exploit.