UGA falls to Texas 28-21 in Sugar Bowl showdown

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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WTOC) - Update - The University of Georgia Bulldogs fell 28-21 to a dominant Texas Longhorns team in the 85th annual Sugar Bowl.

An off-the-field issue is becoming the main highlight from the Sugar Bowl. The two universities' live mascots had a less than friendly meeting when Bevo XV charged at Uga X on the sideline.

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The University of Georgia Bulldogs will take the field Tuesday night in the 85th annual Sugar Bowl in New Orleans.

After all the talking and the hype, it’s time to let the good times roll as they say in the Crescent City.

The fun thing about bowl season is you see that conference pride ramp up even more and there is no conference more connected to this game than the Southeastern Conference.

So, in a game where people are asking about the Bulldogs’ motivation for winning, the Dawgs say representing the SEC is just one more reason for them to walk out of New Orleans with a victory.

“Make no bones about it. They’re playing for their conference. We're representing our conference, and that's always a challenge, everybody plays the SEC with a chip on their shoulder,” Georgia head coach Kirby Smart said.

“We just want to do what we’ve been doing, just make a statement. You know, we don’t want to disappoint the SEC. So, we just want to get it done,” UGA junior linebacker Tae Crowder said.

Kirby said it best everybody plays the SEC with a chip on their shoulder and Texas would love to knock the Dawgs and their conference down a peg or two.

Georgia will try to keep that from happening tonight inside the Superdome.

Kickoff is scheduled for 8:45 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Also, don’t forget to tune in to WTOC’s Sugar Bowl special tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET. only on WTOC.

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