Georgia Sugar Bowl Game Ball: Freshman George Pickens ties bowl record

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Georgia football WR George Pickens.

NEW ORLEANS — Georgia freshman receiver George Pickens provided the spark the Bulldogs’ pass game and offense had been lacking.

Pickens tied the Bulldogs’ bowl record with 12 catches for 175 yards and a touchdown in the Sugar Bowl on Wednesday night.

Tavarres King holds the school record for receiving yardage in a bowl game with 205 yards on 6 catches in the 2012 Outback Bowl against Michigan State.

The Sugar Bowl record for catches and receiving yardage in a game was set in 2002 by LSU’s Josh Reed, who had 14 catches for 239 yards against Illinois.

Pickens was a 2019 National Signing Day flip last February, changing from Auburn to Georgia.

Pickens’ previous career high for catches and yards receiving in a game came in a 20-17 overtime loss to South Carolina. Pickens had 7 catches for 98 yards against the Gamecocks.

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