Georgia-Ohio State: College Football Playoff sights and images

 Before the new year, the No. 1 Georgia Bulldogs face the No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes in the second College Football Playoff semifinal. The CFP Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta is the Bulldogs' de facto home game.

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Georgia entered the day as one of three FBS teams that had not allowed more than 21 points in any half this season, but that quickly changed as Ohio State surged out to a 21-7 lead by the midway point of the second quarter.

Despite the early disadvantage, the Bulldogs pieced together three scoring drives and lead 24-21 for a brief period. Georgia is 1-9 under Kirby Smart when trailing by at least 14 points, and the Buckeyes immediately regained the lead due to a 37-yard touchdown pass from C.J. Stroud with 49 seconds remaining before halftime.

The winner will face the TCU Horned Frogs in the next round, but in the meantime, here are some sights and scenes from Atlanta:

Bulldogs supporters are not happy.

Georgia has surrendered more than 35 points to a non-SEC opponent for the third time in the last ten seasons with less than nine minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, and Bulldogs supporters are not happy.

However, the team's touchdown at 8:41 put the reigning winners within a field goal of tying the game.

This season, Marvin Harrison Jr. has found the end zone frequently, and that trend continued in the first half. With the game's first score, Harrison equaled Chris Olave (2021) and David Boston (1998) for the third-most receiving touchdowns in a season in Ohio State history. He also drew the attention of prominent Buckeyes fan and Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James.

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Prior to halftime, Harrison ran it up. He had five catches for 106 yards and two scores. His eighth 100-yard receiving game of the season is tied for the second most in Buckeyes history.

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