BCS National Championship Game

Rose Bowl matchup with Oklahoma standing in the way of Georgia's date with destiny

Rose Bowl matchup with Oklahoma standing in the way of Georgia's date with destiny

Every dog has its day.

Georgia fans have had to believe in that for decades.

Now the No. 3 Bulldogs sit at the precipice. They face No. 2 Oklahoma on Monday in the Rose Bowl, which serves as a semifinal in the College Football Playoff. The winner heads to Atlanta for next week’s national championship game.

The Sooners and their fans are accustomed to these moments. Oklahoma has won seven national championships and during the Bowl Championship Series era was runner-up three times. This is the Sooners’ second appearance in the semifinals under the CFP format.

In Georgia, things haven’t been so peachy.

It has been 37 years since people in Athens celebrated the...

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