What OU head coach Lincoln Riley said about facing Georgia in the College Football Playoff
First-year Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley is having a whirlwind of a season.
Riley’s Sooners won the Big 12 Conference Saturday against TCU, and they are ranked No. 2 in the College Football Playoff ahead of playing the No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs.
The Sooners’ offense is very explosive, averaging 44.9 points per game, led by Heisman Trophy favorite in QB Baker Mayfield.
Georgia’s defense hasn’t seen anything like Oklahoma’s offense, and to be fair, the Sooners’ offense hasn’t seen a defense like Georgia’s yet either. The Bulldogs are giving up just 13.2 points per game.
Following the rankings, Riley joined ESPN to discuss the playoff.
“We’re certainly looking forward to it,” Riley said about facing Georgia.
Rece Davis then asked Riley what he thought about the challenges of facing another SEC defense.
“They’re always a challenge,” he continued. “There are great defenses in that league. Georgia is tremendous. Great athletes all over the field. Kirby and his staff do a great job. It’ll be one of the best defenses we’ve played since I’ve been here.”
The Bulldogs-Sooners matchup in the Rose Bowl should be incredible.