As Rodrigo Blankenship's 42-yard field goal sailed wide of the uprights, the college football world began writing off the Georgia Bulldogs. Losing to unranked South Carolina in October seemed like a death sentence considering Kirby Smart and his Dawgs still faced games against Florida, Auburn and Texas A&M.
But UGA never wavered. Behind a defense ranked No. 2 in scoring (10.4 points per game) and No. 4 in total defense (257.0 yards), plus Jake Fromm's efficient offense that controls the football for over 32 minutes a game (16th in FBS), the Bulldogs won the SEC East are heading back to the SEC Championship Game for the third-straight year.
Georgia faces its third opponent during this SEC title game stretch, and this time, it's the high-powered LSU Tigers and Heisman Trophy favorite Joe Burrow. The Dawgs are a seven-point underdog against head coach Ed Orgeron's team, but they're heading into this matchup at Mercedes-Benz Stadium with a conference title and College Football Playoff berth in their sights.
The University of Georgia football's social media team released a hair-raising video that'll have every Georgia fan ready to take the field in Atlanta, Georgia themselves.
Kat Leon's "Fearless" sets the tone for this incredible hype video that features the iconic voice of Brad Nessler and is narrated by Georgia radio's Scott Howard.
Georgia Hype Video: SEC Championship
"Four months ago, we all came together as one. We said, 'It takes what it takes to be great,' so let's go and be great. Let's show the world that we stop for no one. Let's show the world, we are fearless."
"At this university, we play to a standard this team and nation deserve. A team with its eyes set on a championship, and Dawg Nation is hungrier than ever before. Yeah, let's eat."
The 28th SEC Championship Game kicks off at 4:00 p.m. ET and will air on CBS. ESPN College GameDay will be on hand to kick off championship weekend and what's sure to be another classic football game in college football's premier conference.
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