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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