No. 14 Texas beat No. 6 Georgia 28-21 last night in the Allstate Sugar Bowl delivering a big upset to the Bulldogs who were a 12 1/2 point favorite.
Despite their claims of being ready for the game, Georgia delivered a sloppy performance until the end with their comeback attempt falling short.
The players’ Twitter behavior in the days leading up to the game served as an indicator the Dawgs were more focused on missing a chance at playing in the CFB playoffs than preparing for their opponent in the Sugar Bowl.
During Playoff losses by Oklahoma and Notre Dame, the Georgia players had a blast tweeting out their feelings of being snubbed by the committee.
— Jon Ledbetter ™ (@LedbetterDE15) December 29, 2018
Other tweets have since been deleted…
They say the “4 best teams” huh ?
— Mecole Hardman Jr. (@MecoleHardman4) December 29, 2018
“The best 4 should get in” #exposed
— Monty Rice (@RiceMonty) December 29, 2018
In his post-game comments, Georgia head coach Kirby Smart said he thought the tweets gave extra motivation to their opponents. Texas players appeared to be far more prepared and excited to play the game and it showed big time.
The Longhorns raced to a 17-0 lead and totally dominated the first half. They held a 28-7 advantage heading into the fourth quarter.
The Dawgs slammed the door shut on any remaining claims of a national championship snub with dramatic fashion. Georgia should have saved their tweets until after winning the game.