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The greatest game in Rose Bowl history puts Georgia in the national championship.

An unforgettable comeback may’ve resulted in the Bulldogs’ most memorable game. They’ll face the winner of Clemson-Alabama on Jan. 6 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Here’s how the already legendary game went down:

After Georgia failed to produce on its opening drive, the Sooners responded with a lightning-quick score. Baker Mayfield and crew didn’t even break a sweat in building a 7-0 lead.

<div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Heck of a start, Baker Mayfield.<br><br>4-for-4<br>63 yards.<br>TD. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RoseBowl?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RoseBowl</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CFBPlayoff?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#CFBPlayoff</a></p>— CollegeFootball 24/7 (@NFL_CFB) <a href="https://twitter.com/NFL_CFB/status/947956385534242816?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 1, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Heck of a start, Baker Mayfield.<br><br>4-for-4<br>63 yards.<br>TD. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RoseBowl?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RoseBowl</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CFBPlayoff?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#CFBPlayoff</a></p>— CollegeFootball 24/7 (@NFL_CFB) <a href="https://twitter.com/NFL_CFB/status/947956385534242816?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 1, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Fact is, Georgia has not faced an offense like Oklahoma’s this season… (in other words, a Big 12 offense)</p>— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) <a href="https://twitter.com/Jake_Trotter/status/947956311639048192?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 1, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>


<div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Gonna be interesting to see how the Jets and Broncos work the phones to try to get ahead of each other for Baker.</p>— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) <a href="https://twitter.com/AllbrightNFL/status/947956396926136320?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 1, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Georgia didn’t take long to answer, riding the Nick Chubb and Sony Michel duo to a tied game.

<div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Complete list of Georgia players to score a Rose Bowl touchdown: Frank Sinkwich, Sony Michel.</p>— Mark Bradley (@MarkBradleyAJC) <a href="https://twitter.com/MarkBradleyAJC/status/947958301483864065?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 1, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Sony Michel picks a great time to get his first receiving TD of the year. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RoseBowl?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RoseBowl</a><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/UGA?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#UGA</a>: 7<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OU?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#OU</a>: 7</p>— UGA Football Live (@UGAfootballLive) <a href="https://twitter.com/UGAfootballLive/status/947958607722762241?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 1, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Sony Michel the best RB in the CFB playoff</p>— Jon Ledyard (@LedyardNFLDraft) <a href="https://twitter.com/LedyardNFLDraft/status/947957862000676864?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 1, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Robby Anderson took over the next drive. Oklahoma ran down the field for another score.

<div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Georgia had allowed 13.2 points per game entering today.<br><br>Oklahoma has 14 points, and we're 8:04 into the first quarter ... <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RoseBowl?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RoseBowl</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CFBPlayoff?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#CFBPlayoff</a></p>— CollegeFootball 24/7 (@NFL_CFB) <a href="https://twitter.com/NFL_CFB/status/947960724780867584?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 1, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">12 plays, 155 yards, 2 TDs so far for Sooners.</p>— TOWERS' TAKE (@ChipTowersDN) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChipTowersDN/status/947960527073951744?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 1, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Oklahoma runs downhill, too.<br><br>Touchdown. Rodney Anderson after runs of 45, 9 and 9 on consecutive carries.</p>— George Schroeder (@GeorgeSchroeder) <a href="https://twitter.com/GeorgeSchroeder/status/947960203827277825?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 1, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Rodrigo Blankenship shanked a 48-yard field goal to leave Georgia without points for the second time in three drives.

<div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Rodrigo Blankenship's 48-yard field goal try is wide left. <br><br>That was 4th &amp; 3 from the OU 31. <a href="https://t.co/HrMnZ6npFO">pic.twitter.com/HrMnZ6npFO</a></p>— Dr. Saturday (@YahooDrSaturday) <a href="https://twitter.com/YahooDrSaturday/status/947963384343027712?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 1, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

The Sooners took advantage. They produced another balanced drive with Anderson’s 41-yard dash capping it.

<div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Rodney Anderson is destroying Georgia's vaunted defense.</p>— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) <a href="https://twitter.com/nfldraftscout/status/947965273323245568?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 1, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Not to be outdone, Michel burst through the middle for a 75-yard touchdown.

<div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="de" dir="ltr">Sony. Michel. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/DontBlink?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#DontBlink</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RoseBowl?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RoseBowl</a></p>— Eddie Timanus (@EddieTimanus) <a href="https://twitter.com/EddieTimanus/status/947966560664252417?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 1, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Defense optional I see. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RoseBowl?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RoseBowl</a></p>— Mike Greenberg (@Espngreeny) <a href="https://twitter.com/Espngreeny/status/947966764532584448?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 1, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Oklahoma added a field goal to extend its lead to 24-14. After a trio of punts, Oklahoma ran a brilliantly designed trick play – resulting in Mayfield catching a touchdown.

UGA managed to squak out another three on Blankenship’s 55-yard kick as time expired in the half.

<div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Heisman Trophy Winner 🏆 Baker Mayfield catches a Touchdown on a perfect 3rd &amp; Goal playcall <a href="https://t.co/5zYRpVCGxC">pic.twitter.com/5zYRpVCGxC</a></p>— NCAAF Nation (@NCAAFNation247) <a href="https://twitter.com/NCAAFNation247/status/947977714601988098?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 1, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Only Auburn had more yards and points than <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Oklahoma?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Oklahoma</a> has against <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Georgia?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Georgia</a> (360 and 31) ... but Sooners has come in just one half. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RoseBowl?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RoseBowl</a></p>— Cory McCartney (@coryjmccartney) <a href="https://twitter.com/coryjmccartney/status/947978340035678208?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 1, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Here’s your <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RoseBowl?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RoseBowl</a> First Half recap... <a href="https://t.co/WN7tT5CyEa">pic.twitter.com/WN7tT5CyEa</a></p>— FloridaGeorgiaLineRuinedCountry (@BigHeadSports) <a href="https://twitter.com/BigHeadSports/status/947977510045798401?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 1, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Georgia’s defense forced a three-and-out to start the second half, and Chubb’s 50-yard run pulled his team within seven.

<div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">One play, 11 seconds and 50 yards: <a href="https://twitter.com/FootballUGA?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@FootballUGA</a>'s Nick Chubb gets his first TD of the game. Score: OU 31, UGA 24 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RoseBowl?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RoseBowl</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BoomerSooner?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BoomerSooner</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GoDawgs?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#GoDawgs</a></p>— Rose Bowl Game (@rosebowlgame) <a href="https://twitter.com/rosebowlgame/status/947987013566738432?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 2, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>



<div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Wow! Chubb has outstanding contact balance.</p>— Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) <a href="https://twitter.com/MoveTheSticks/status/947986548225486850?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 2, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Michel tore through the Sooners defense again to knot it up, erasing a 17-point deficit. 

<div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Sony Michel 6 carries, 142 yards<br>Nick Chubb 8 carries, 138 yards<br>Absolutely ridiculous.</p>— Michael David Smith (@MichaelDavSmith) <a href="https://twitter.com/MichaelDavSmith/status/947993707269279744?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 2, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Chubb &amp; Michel.<br><br>8⃣,1⃣9⃣8⃣ rushing yards (and counting).<br><br>The most by a RB duo in college football history. <a href="https://t.co/2IJKCwgFnD">pic.twitter.com/2IJKCwgFnD</a></p>— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) <a href="https://twitter.com/SECNetwork/status/947991708549120000?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 2, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">the NFL should let a team draft Chubb + Michel as a package deal</p>— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) <a href="https://twitter.com/minakimes/status/947986730602307584?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 2, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>


Then Dominick Sanders picked off Mayfield and returned it inside the 5-yard line to complete the momentum shift. Jake Fromm found Javon Wims in the end zone and Georgia jumped in front, 38-31.



As you’d expect, Oklahoma responded with its back against the wall. Mayfield regained his first-half form and led the game-tying drive with 8:47 left.


https://twitter.com/BigGame81/status/948002114940342272   

<div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">No quit in Baker Mayfield. What an incredible game.<br><br>Tell you what... Sugar Bowl has a tough act to follow...</p>— Bonnie Bernstein (@BonnieBernstein) <a href="https://twitter.com/BonnieBernstein/status/948002101887668224?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 2, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">This is an incredible game. Oklahoma ties it up, Sooner fans delirious. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/rosebowl?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#rosebowl</a> <a href="https://t.co/WbNhvXfq0z">pic.twitter.com/WbNhvXfq0z</a></p>— Greg Bluestein (@bluestein) <a href="https://twitter.com/bluestein/status/948002101140922369?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 2, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

With the Bulldogs moving, Oklahoma safety Steven Parker scooped and scored on a Michel fumble. The Sooners scored 14 points in under two minutes to regain the advantage.

https://twitter.com/abdulamemon/status/948004187140427776

<div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Baker Mayfield gets the defense fired up and they proceed to force a fumble for a TD<br><br>Leadership skills ➕➕➕<a href="https://t.co/SldnLgjDQd">pic.twitter.com/SldnLgjDQd</a></p>— 2018 NFL Draft (@DraftRT) <a href="https://twitter.com/DraftRT/status/948004147672109056?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 2, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>


<div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="et" dir="ltr">Tremendous play by Oklahoma</p>— Booger (@ESPNBooger) <a href="https://twitter.com/ESPNBooger/status/948003833925562368?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 2, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Georgia’s true freshman quarterback and future NFL running backs took over from there. The Bulldogs tied the game again with 55 seconds remaining.





<div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Those three points at the end of the half loom large</p>— Michael Lombardi (@mlombardiNFL) <a href="https://twitter.com/mlombardiNFL/status/948008117463162880?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 2, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

The Bulldogs defense stepped up to stop Oklahoma’s potential game-winning drive. The Sooners punted and Georgia played for overtime.


<div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RoseBowlGame?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RoseBowlGame</a> heads into overtime! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/UGA2RoseBowl?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#UGA2RoseBowl</a> <a href="https://t.co/fVcnaXv0ie">pic.twitter.com/fVcnaXv0ie</a></p>— AJC (@ajc) <a href="https://twitter.com/ajc/status/948009896561332224?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 2, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>



Overtime wasn’t a disappointment. The teams exchanged field goals in the first period. 

But Georgia blocked Oklahoma’s next kick attempt. And Michel sent them back to Atlanta for the national championship.


<div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">A touchdown Georgia fans will remember forever. <a href="https://t.co/4pyS5OSako">pic.twitter.com/4pyS5OSako</a></p>— ESPN (@espn) <a href="https://twitter.com/espn/status/948017555993776128?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 2, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>


<div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">FINAL!!!!! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/DawgsOnTop?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#DawgsOnTop</a><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CFBPlayoff?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#CFBPlayoff</a> // <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ATD?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ATD</a> <a href="https://t.co/S49jto22ao">pic.twitter.com/S49jto22ao</a></p>— Georgia Football (@FootballUGA) <a href="https://twitter.com/FootballUGA/status/948016378824376320?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 2, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>


<div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">StubHub's page for the college football title game has crashed.<br><br>Way to go Georgia fans.</p>— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) <a href="https://twitter.com/darrenrovell/status/948018130277879808?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 2, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>


 

 

 

 


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