The 2020 Sugar Bowl is set for an 8:45 p.m. ET kickoff on ESPN. The game will see Georgia football (11-2) take on the Baylor Bears (11-2).
Both of these teams lost in their respective conference title games, as the Bulldogs lost 37-10 against LSU, while Baylor fell 30-23 in Big 12 championship game against Oklahoma.
This is the second consecutive season that Georgia will play in the Sugar Bowl. The Bulldogs will be looking for a different outcome this time around, as Georgia lost 28-21 to Texas in the 2019 Sugar Bowl.
Georgia will also be without a number of key contributors for a variety reasons. Starting offensive tackle Andrew Thomas and Isaiah Wilson declared early for the 2020 NFL Draft, while senior safety J.R. Reed will miss the game with a foot injury.
2020 Sugar Bowl Game time
The 2020 Sugar Bowl between Georgia football and Baylor will start at 8:45 p.m. ET. The game will follow the Oregon-Wisconsin Rose Bowl game.
2020 Sugar Bowl Game TV Network
The 2020 Sugar Bowl between Georgia football and Baylor will air on ESPN.
2020 Sugar Bowl Game odds
Georgia is 5-point favorite in the game. The over/under for the contest is 41. The line for this game has dropped considerably due to Georgia possibly missing up to 13 players for this game.
How you can listen to the 2020 Sugar Bowl game on the radio
Georgia fans can listen to the Georgia football-Baylor game on 95.5FM WSB or AM750 WSB.
How to watch the 2020 Sugar Bowl game on online
The Georgia football-Baylor game can be streamed online on WATCHESPN if you have a subscription.
What Kirby Smart said about Baylor football before the 2020 Sugar Bowl Game
On facing Baylor
Got a great challenge tomorrow night playing Baylor. They have done an unbelievable job. Coach [Matt] Rhule and his staff, the turnaround they’ve been able to do is nothing short of incredible. When you turn the tape on, it really jumps out at you how well they’re coached, how hard they play. They played in several close games this year in which they outfought, they out-competed the other team.
I know when you look at them defensively, they’re very different than anything we see in our conference, and they’re really good at what they do. Offensively, they spread you out and do a really good job and athletic quarterback.
So the challenge is there for our team. I’m excited to see our team go out and play. It’s been a while since both teams have played. And as you can see in these other bowl games, sometimes you don’t know what you’re going to get when you go out there and haven’t played in this long, this much time off.
On what happened in last year’s Sugar Bowl and why this year might be different
Turning the ball over last year really hurt us early and didn’t help us in that game. That probably — anytime you have turnovers, it’s going to be one of the greatest indicators, that and explosive plays. We had those last year. The punt early shook us when we took a knee on the punt. It’s hard to overcome once you start losing the momentum in the turnover battle.
But this group has been great. Have had really great practices. The best part has been with a little bit lack of depth, we’ve gone against each other more. One of the luxuries of having depth is you’re able to get a lot of reps against the opponent in what we call scout work. But we call it quality scout work when you have enough O-linemen to have two or three units and you can put a really quality scout team in there. We haven’t had that luxury.
On being motivated for this game after not making the College Football Playoff
It’s really not hard. There’s only four teams that can be in the playoffs. If you don’t earn the right to get in there, then you deal with the cards you’ve dealt. We’re in a pretty good situation when you look at it and say you could win 11, 12 games every year, have an opportunity to play in a New Year’s Six bowl game every year, you’re doing something right. And our kids recognize that. That doesn’t take away from the disappointment of not making the playoff. But you can’t whine and cry over that, not for very long.
And the unique experience is we’ve had an opportunity to go to that playoff for every single game up until this one. So that part, you’re not dealing with a game a week later. I’ve always said when you have to deal with a game a week later, you get over it a whole lot faster, within 24 hours.
With this one, I don’t know how many days it’s been since we played. Y’all know better than me, 20 something days. It’s been a long time. Get over it, time to get better and go grow.
The biggest thing, I like to being able to play a high-quality opponent that we get to play that you respect and know comes from an awesome conference. They played a team in the playoffs to the very end twice. So you know you’ve got an opportunity to go out and play a really good football team.
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