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Sport Michigan vs. Georgia live score, updates, highlights from 2021 College Football Playoff semifinal

07:13  01 january  2022
07:13  01 january  2022 Source:   sportingnews.com

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In dominating fashion, Georgia defeated Michigan in the Orange Bowl 34-11 to advance to the 2021 College Football Playoff national championship. Georgia dominated from the start of the game, scoring on each of its first five possessions. Quarterback Stetson Bennett completed his first seven passes One quarter remains before the 2021 College Football Playoff championship teams are set and Georgia holds a significant lead over Michigan 27-3 in the semifinals . The third quarter was a scoreless period, as Georgia missed a field goal and Michigan threw an interception in the endzone.

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This has been the season Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines have waited for.

They finally knocked off rival Ohio State for the first time since he became the new head coach, and proceeded to win the Big Ten. Now, No. 2 Michigan finds itself in the College Football Playoff set to face its biggest challenge of the season, No. 3 Georgia in the Orange Bowl.

The Bulldogs enter the game ranked No. 2 in total yards allowed per game at just 253.2 and have allowed the fewest points per game among FBS teams at just 9.5, but they'll be tasked against a Michigan offense that averaged the 17th-most yards per game in the nation at 451.9 and averaged the 12th-most points per game at 37.7.

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Michigan and Georgia will meet at the Orange Bowl for a highly anticipated College Football Playoff semifinals matchup. Find out how you can watch both CFP games below then dive into the updated odds, most relevant trends and betting picks for the Michigan Wolverines vs . Georgia Bulldogs battle at the 2021 Orange Bowl. 2021 -22 College Football Playoff Schedule, Dates, TV Channel. Cotton Bowl : No. 1 Alabama vs . No. 4 Cincinnati | Friday, Dec.

Michigan . Georgia . The 2021 Orange Bowl semifinal game features two teams similar not only for their play style but also for their status as college football blue bloods looking to return to the pinnacle of college football . No. 2 Michigan has enjoyed its most successful season in years under Jim Harbaugh in 2021 , upending Ohio State for the first time since 2011 and winning its first outright Big Ten championship since 2003. That has resulted not only in the Wolverines' first ever playoff berth, but also their best chance at a national championship since their historic 1997 season, when they won the AP

Georgia had been viewed as the No. 1 team all season until it was routed 41-24 against No. 1 Alabama in the SEC Championship game. Michigan is coming off a 42-3 blowout win against Iowa in the Big Ten Championship.

The CFP semifinal matchup will feature several of the nation's top defensive linemen, with Michigan boasting Heisman Trophy finalist Aidan Hutchinson, while Georgia has one of the nation's top defensive tackles in Jordan Davis.

Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights from Michigan vs. Georgia in their College Football Playoff semifinal on Friday. Follow below for complete results from the 2021 Orange Bowl.

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Michigan vs. Georgia score

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Michigan 0 3 - - -
Georgia 14 13 - - -

Michigan vs. Georgia live score, updates

9:32 p.m.: Now Haskins has a big run up the right side for a gain of 19 to keep the Wolverines moving.

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Oddsmakers expect the more competitive College Football Playoff semifinal matchup will involve No. 2 Michigan facing No. 3 Georgia . Do not mention that to No. 4 Cincinnati, who already felt disrespected ahead of its announced matchup with No. 1 Alabama. Georgia appeared to be on track for an undefeated season until it ran into Nick Saban and Alabama in the SEC Championship game. As reported here at Sports Illustrated, Michigan running back Blake Corum, who has been dealing with an ankle injury for over a month, is fully recovered ahead of the beginning of the College Football Playoff .

9:31 p.m.: McNamara with a big pass up the middle to All for a 21-yard gain to the 50.

9:30 p.m.: McNamara finds Haskins for a 10-yard gain to pick up the first down, but he's sacked on the next play for a loss of six.

9:28 p.m.: Michigan is back on offense at its own 25 looking for a miracle to win against Georgia, down by 24 points to start the half.

End Second Quarter

9:01 p.m.: The ruling on the field stands, but Christopher Smith has been ejected from the game for targeting on the review. Georgia will start with the ball at the Georgia 36-yard line.

8:58 p.m.: McNamara's pass to Wilson is tipped into the air, and Derion Kendrick intercepts it. The play is under review to see if Kendrick was in bounds on the catch. Jim Harbaugh is furious that the call on the field isn't pass interference.

8:57 p.m.: Michigan will start its drive from the 25.

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1. Georgia pride. Well, it's wounded for one thing along with some other body parts. The imprint left on the Dawgs backside from the Alabama game rhymes with "gas sticking". It was that bad for a generational defense that had given up only nine touchdowns all season until the Tide scored 41 points (including five touchdowns) in the SEC Championship Game. Need more college football in your life? Listen below and subscribe to the Cover 3 Podcast where we give a comprehensive breakdown of the 2021 College Football Playoff . 4. Michigan 's sneaky good offensive attack.

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8:55 p.m. Georgia scoring play: The Bulldogs take just three plays to score, capping it off with a 57-yard touchdown pass to Jermaine Burton along the right sideline to break this game wide open with 1:38 left in the half. Georgia extends its lead to 27-3.

8:53 p.m.: Georgia nearly blocks the punt, but the ball is sent away. Georgia starts with the ball at its own 31.

8:51 p.m.: McNamara was sacked with 2:14 left in the second to force a punt out of Michigan.

8:49 p.m.: Michigan gets the ball at its own 25.

8:45 p.m. Georgia scoring play: Bennett's pass to Ladd McConkey is caught, but short of the first down at the Michigan 11. Podlesny makes his second field goal of the night, this one at 28 yards. Georgia extends its lead to 20-3.

8:43 p.m.: Trading big plays. After Michigan gets a huge play on its last drive, Georgia responds with Bennett finding Cook along the sideline for 53 yards to jump right back into the red zone at the Wolverine 15-yard line.

8:41 p.m.: Georgia will start its drive at the 25 with 7:16 left in the half.

8:37 p.m. Michigan scoring play: McNamara is sacked, rushes for a short gain and finds Erick All for seven yards, but the Wolverines will settle for a field goal from 36 yards out by Jake Moody to get on the board. Georgia still leads 17-3.

8:35 p.m.: Michigan gets the big play it has needed. McNamara hits Roman Wilson on the right sideline with a 42-yard pass to move the Wolverines up to the Georgia 19-yard line.


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8:33 p.m.: Hassan Haskins takes his fourth carry of the game up four yards for a first down at the Michigan 38.

8:31 p.m.: Back at its own 25 goes the Michigan offense, now trailing by three scores with 12:26 to play in the half.

8:27 p.m. Georgia scoring play: Michigan finally gets a stop on third down as Bennett's pass to John Fitzpatrick deflects out of the tight end's hands. Jack Podlesny drills the 43-yard field goal to cap off Georgia's third scoring drive. Georgia extends its lead to 17-0.

8:26 p.m.: Bennett follows that rush up by gaining 20 on a scramble to move the Bulldogs up to the Michigan 27.

8:25 p.m.: McIntosh gives Georgia its fourth third-down conversion of the day with a four-yard rush up the middle. Wolverines haven't been able to get the Bulldogs off the field.

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8:20 p.m.: Bennett finds George Pickens, his first reception of the day, for a nine-yard gain to give the Bulldogs a first down at the Georgia 41.

End First Quarter

8:11 p.m.: Nakobe Dean shows off why he was the 2021 Butkus Award winner. He catches Blake Corum two yards behind the line of scrimmage on a pass to force Michigan to punt. Fair caught at the Georgia 24-yard line by Kearis Jackson.

8:09 p.m.: Michigan picks up the first down, with McNamara finding Daylen Baldwin on third-and-five with a six-yard pass.

8:07 p.m.: Michigan takes the touchback and will start with the ball at its own 25 with 4:41 left in the first quarter.

8:03 p.m. Georgia scoring play: The Bulldogs reach into their bag of tricks. Bennett hands the ball off to McIntosh, who then heaves the ball to a wide-open Adonai Mitchell in the end zone for the score. Georgia extends its lead to 14-0.

8:02 p.m.: White is stopped after a gain of only two out to Michigan's 18, but that's enough for the first.

8:00 p.m.: James Cook was very close to breaking loose after a long gain. He rushed ahead 21 yards before he was brought down at the Michigan 29-yard line.

7:55 p.m.: McNamara's pass on third down is swatted away and falls incomplete. The Wolverines go for it on fourth down, and it's another incompletion, handing Georgia the ball at its own 41.

7:53 p.m.: Donovan Edwards charges up 10 yards to pick up another first down for the Wolverines, moving them into Georgia territory up to the 47.

7:52 p.m.: After Michigan is moved back on a false start penalty, Cade McNamara scrambles 18 yards up the middle for a first down.

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7:51 p.m.: Michigan takes the touchback to start at its own 25.

7:49 p.m. Georgia scoring play: First CFP game for Bowers, first drive, first touchdown. He catches a pass from Bowers on the left and takes it up nine yards untouched into the end zone to score first against Michigan. Georgia takes a 7-0 lead.

7:48 p.m.: White gains two yards up the middle to gain a first-and-goal at the Michigan 9.

7:43 p.m.: Brock Bowers makes a strong catch on the fingertips along the left sideline for a 35-yard gain that puts the Bulldogs at the Michigan 20-yard line.

7:42 p.m.: Stetson Bennett completes his first pass of the game out to Adonai Mitchell for 16 yards and a first down out to Georgia's 45-yard line.

7:41 p.m.: First offensive play of the game is Zamir White up the middle nine yards.

7:40 p.m.: Kenny McIntosh returns the kick 14 yards out to Georgia's 20, where he is met by a strong Michigan kickoff return coverage. The Orange Bowl is underway.

7:38 p.m.: Michigan won the toss and elected to defer to the second half. Georgia's offense will start the game.

7:22 p.m.: Michigan defensive back Daxton Hill has been warming up on the field. He's been questionable leading up to the game, and is a key piece of the Wolverines' defense.

7:01 p.m.: Michigan and Georgia now both know the team to beat in the national championship: No. 1 Alabama.

Michigan vs. Georgia start time

  • Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. ET

Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday, Dec. 31. It is the second of the two playoff games, following the Cotton Bowl matchup between No. 1 Alabama and No. 4 Michigan at 3:30 p.m. ET.

What channel is Michigan vs. Georgia on?

  • TV channel: ESPN

The game will be broadcast nationally on ESPN. Chris Fowler (play-by-play) and Kirk Herbstreit (analyst) will call the game from the booth, while Holly Rowe and Marty Smith will report from the sidelines.

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Skycast ESPNU
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  • Live streams: ESPN app, fuboTV (7-day free trial)

Both College Football Playoff semifinals will broadcast on ESPN and are available to stream live on all of the network's digital platforms (ESPN.com, ESPN App, etc.).

Cord-cutters have several live streaming options available to watch. Below is the list.

Streaming option Cable subscription needed? Free? Cost Free trial?
ESPN.com/ESPN App Yes Yes - -
Yahoo! Sports App No Yes - -
fuboTV No No $60/month Yes
AT&T TV Now No No $55/month Yes
Hulu Plus Live TV No No $55/month Yes
Sling TV No No $35/month No
YouTube TV No No $65/month Yes

College football bowl schedule

Date Bowl Matchup Time (ET) TV
Dec. 31 Cotton Bowl Classic (CFP semifinal) No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Cincinnati 3:30 p.m. ESPN, fuboTV
Dec. 31 Orange Bowl (CFP semifinal) No. 2 Michigan vs. No. 3 Georgia 7:30 p.m. ESPN, fuboTV
Jan. 10 CFP National Championship TBD vs. TBD 8 p.m. ESPN, fuboTV

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