Texas to play Georgia in the Sugar Bowl

Texas Longhorns

The University of Texas has been  selected to represent the Big 12 Conference in the 2019 Allstate Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Kickoff against Georgia will be at 7:45 p.m. 

"What a tremendous reward it is for our players to compete in a  prestigious New Year's Day bowl game like the Sugar Bowl," head coach Tom Herman said. "I'm extremely proud of what the team has accomplished this  season and earning a spot in a big-time game like this, against a  tremendous opponent like Georgia, is a huge step for our program. We  couldn't be happier with this opportunity and are excited to get back to  work and prepare to try to go 1-0 in the Sugar Bowl."

Texas is 9-4 overall and ranked No. 15 in the CFP. The Longhorns lost  39-27 to No. 4 (CFP) Oklahoma in the Big 12 Championship Game. Georgia  is 11-2 overall and ranked No. 5 in the CFP Top 25. The Bulldogs lost to  No. 1 Alabama, 35-28, in the SEC Championship Game. Both programs have  four wins over ranked opponents this season, tied for second-most in the  country.

The 2019 Allstate Sugar Bowl marks the 55th all-time bowl appearance for  both programs, second-most in college football history. It will be UT's  fourth appearance in the Sugar Bowl all-time. The Longhorns are 1-2 in  the Sugar Bowl. Texas owns a 3-1 series record against the Bulldogs  entering the matchup on Jan. 1.

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