It’s one thing for UGA fans to chime in and say that Notre Dame and Oklahoma don’t belong in the college football playoff after how they played Saturday. It’s a little different when a number of Georgia players chime in to say something.
In the first College Football Playoff game of the day, Notre Dame, a team many UGA fans believed did not belong in the playoffs, got blown out by Clemson, 30-3. In the second College Football Playoff game of the day, Oklahoma also got demolished out of the gate, as the Sooners trailed Alabama 28-0 just minutes into the second quarter.
With the poor performances by both the Sooners and Fighting Irish, plenty of Georgia players took to Twitter to call out the College Football Playoff committee for the belief that the four “best” college football teams played today.
— Elijah Holyfield (@EH_taught_me) December 30, 2018
@CFBPlayoff this is a joke 😂😂😂
— Brian Herrien (@brianherrienn) December 30, 2018
They say the “4 best teams” huh ?
— Mecole Hardman Jr. (@MecoleHardman4) December 29, 2018
😂😂😂so these the 4 best teams yall picked huh?
— SWIFT7️⃣ (@DAndreSwift) December 30, 2018
Top 4? Lol okay
— Kearis Jackson (@king_kearis) December 30, 2018
This is the best game i’ve seen all season. Y’all sleep🔥🔥
— Isaiah Wilson (@_LayZay_) December 30, 2018
Lol playoff game uh??
— Malik Herring (@HerringMalik) December 29, 2018
“The best 4 should get in” #exposed
— ⁶Monty Rice (@RiceMonty) December 29, 2018
4 best college teams play tonight👀🤷🏽♂️
— Cinco🎒 (@TerryGodwin_4) December 29, 2018
— Jon Ledbetter ™ (@LedbetterDE15) December 29, 2018
Even former players like Javon Wims and Davin Bellamy chimed in on the fact that Georgia clearly would’ve fared better against both these teams.
Soooo we kept Georgia out the playoffs for this….? 🤦🏾♂️😂
— DB17 (@DavinBellamy17) December 30, 2018
One of the “BEST” 4 losing by a Curry piece rn…but that’s the “BEST” 4 if y’all say so🤷🏾♂️🤦🏾♂️💆🏾♂️#GoDawgs
— Juice Wims 🎒 (@Javon_Juice) December 30, 2018
Notre Dame ended the regular season with a 12-0 record, but the Fighting Irish did not play in a conference championship game. Oklahoma went 12-1 and won the Big 12, but its defense was routinely torched during the regular season, including giving up 40 points to Kansas.
The Bulldogs and Fighting Irish will also play each other next season, as Notre Dame visits Athens on Sept. 21.
Georgia went 11-2, with the losses coming at No. 11 LSU by a score of 36-16 and in the SEC Championship Game to Alabama. In the loss to Alabama, the Bulldogs held a two-touchdown lead in the second half, but they were unable to close the game and lost 35-28.
For Georgia to really come out and prove that it belonged in the College Football Playoff, it’s going to have to beat Texas, and rather handily. The No. 5 Bulldogs host the No. 15 Longhorns on Tuesday in the Sugar Bowl. Texas gave Oklahoma its only loss of the regular season.
The Bulldogs and Longhorns kick off at 8:45 p.m. ET on Tuesday. The game will air on ESPN and the broadcast can be heard on WSB Radio 95.5 FM/AM 750.
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