Georgia Ready to Tackle Undefeated Cincinnati in Peach Bowl
Georgia is headed for the Peach Bowl on New Year’s day, where they’ll try to hand Cincinnati their first loss of the year.
Cincinnati may not be a name team, but their record compares to the best teams in the country according to Georgia coach Kirby Smart.
Said Smart:”You know since 2018, their record is one of the top five in all of college football. That immediately grabbed the attention of our players. We feel like we’ve had a good program over the last three to four years as well.”
Smart says he’ll do his best to make sure his guys are motivated for this bowl game.
Said Smart:”I think we learned a valuable lesson as a staff that it’s not necessarily who you go play with, but what their mindset is if you go play a game or a bowl game. My language is football. Okay. And they’ve got a good football team, and they haven’t been beat all right, and they beat some really good teams that I have a lot of respect for. So to me, the hardest thing to judge this year is that nobody has really played across conference right? So if you didn’t really play across conference, you really can’t judge a lot of things because all you know is your conference.”
Bearcats coach Luke Fickel expects to see a motivated Georgia team in Atlanta.
Said Fickel:”In this 2020 year, I think everybody has sacrificed so much. Anybody that towards the end of that year. This year. The last four or five or six weeks whatever, if they’re playing good football, they’ve got something within their program that’s naturally or natural motivation.”
Of course beating Georgia would be a feather in the cap for the Bearcats.
Said Fickel:”But it’s a huge measuring stick for me and what we’re trying to build here. I think for both of us and both programs, I think it’s huge in not just making statements, but building momentum going into the off-season.”