Predictions and projections have been thrown around for a while now, but we finally know for sure where the Georgia Bulldogs and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will be playing their bowl games this year.
The Bulldogs are going to Jacksonville to play in the Gator Bowl against the same team they played last year: Nebraska. The game is going to start off 2014 on January 1 at noon, on ESPN2. Here’s more from the Florida Times-Union:
The expected Georgia vs. Michigan matchup fell through when the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl in Tempe, Ariz., picking ahead of the Gator in the Big Ten, took the Wolverines to play Kansas State. The only other option the Gator had in the Big Ten was Minnesota (8-4), which has a poor bowl record of its fan base buying tickets and traveling.
The Bulldogs will play in the Gator Bowl for the first time since 1989, when they beat Michigan State 34-27 in coach Vince Dooley’s final game. Nebraska played in the 2009 Gator Bowl, beating Clemson 26-21.
Meanwhile, the Yellow Jackets are going to be facing Ole Miss in the Music City Bowl. This marks the first time that Georgia Tech will play in the Music City Bowl, and the second time for Ole Miss. The game is set for December 30 at 2:15 p.m. and televised by ESPN. Here’s more from The Tennessean:
Georgia Tech went to the Sun Bowl the past two years.
The Yellow Jackets snapped a seven-game bowl losing streak last year by beating Southern Cal 21-7.
Like Ole Miss, the Yellow Jackets also started the season with a three-game win streak. That included a 38-14 win over Duke, which lost to Florida State in the ACC championship game Saturday.
Georgia Tech ended the regular season with a 41-34 overtime loss to Georgia. The Yellow Jackets led 20-7 at the half and 27-17 in the fourth quarter.
Stay tuned for ALL of your bowl coverage as the games approach!