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Georgia defeats Cincinnati in Peach Bowl

Jack Podlesny was the hero for Georgia.

NCAA Football: Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl-Georgia vs Cincinnati Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The Georgia Bulldogs came away with a Peach Bowl victory on Friday, defeating the Cincinnati Bearcats by a 24-21 margin.

JT Daniels led the Georgia passing attack, going 26-38 with 392 passing yards and a touchdown, as the Bulldogs were able to connect on big passing plays multiple times throughout the day. George Pickens had seven receptions for 135 yards and a touchdown.

Cincinnati’s Desmond Ridder performed well, as well. Ridder went 24-37 with 206 yards and a pair of passing touchdowns. One went to Josh Whyle and the other went to Alec Pierce.

Oddly, there were a combined seven fumbles in this game, although each team lost just one.

Cincinnati roared to a 21-10 lead early in the second half, but the Bulldogs kept chipping away and coming back, leading to a fourth quarter drive down the field. With three seconds left and a two-point Bearcats lead, Kirby Smart called on Jack Podlesny for a 53 yard field goal attempt, and Podlesny kicked it straight through to put the Bulldogs up by a point. Georgia would tack on a safety on Cincy’s Hail Mary attempt to grab the 24-21 win.

The Bulldogs finish the season at 8-2 on the year, as it seems like JT Daniels will be the long-term answer at quarterback going forward.