Something to prove? Hype video illustrates how Georgia, Cincinnati have plenty of motivation
Georgia was a win over Florida away from making a trip to the SEC Championship Game. Cincinnati was ranked No. 8 in the final regular season College Football Playoff rankings even after an undefeated season and conference championship.
With that context, both teams have plenty to play for in the search to make a statement in the Peach Bowl, which is set for noon on Friday. That was illustrated in the hype video below to promote the game, scheduled to be played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
The Bearcats were ranked one spot ahead of Georgia in the CFP rankings that came out just before this matchup was set. The Bearcats are a touchdown underdog against two-loss Georgia.
Both teams have intriguing players at quarterback.
The Bulldogs have won all three games since they named JT Daniels the starting quarterback ahead of the Mississippi State game. Georgia averaged 41.7 points and almost 500 yards in the three wins as Daniels passed for nine touchdowns with one interception. Cincinnati, meanwhile, is led by dual-threat quarterback Desmond Ridder, who has a combined 29 touchdowns, including 17 passing.
Georgia will wear black jerseys for the game, while Cincinnati will wear red.
Georgia is set to be without a host of players, including opt outs CB Eric Stokes, LB Monty Rice, OG Ben Cleveland and TE Tre McKitty. Stokes and Cleveland have said they will enter the NFL draft. RB James Cook will also miss the game to be with family following his father’s death earlier this week.
Georgia’s defense could see the return of S Richard LeCounte and DT Jordan Davis, who have been out an extended period of time because of injuries.
Both teams are hungry. Both teams have something to prove.
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