ATLANTA — No. 4 Ohio leads No. 1 Georgia 28-24 at halftime in the College Football Playoff Semifinals in the Peach Bowl. The Bulldogs took the lead midway through the second quarter as he fell 21-7 holes, but with just under two minutes into halftime he stole 17 straight points. Quarterback CJ Stroud led the Buckeyes with a 75-yard drive in just four plays, resulting in a 37-yard touchdown strike for Xavier Johnson that gave OSU the lead at the break.
The story so far has been the play of both offenses. The Bulldogs have 313 total yards, averaging 9.8 yards per play, while the Buckeyes have 248 yards per play and 7.8 yards per play. Stroud put him 15th of 19 with 238 yards and 3 touchdowns, and Heisman proves why he’s been named a trophy finalist twice.
There are two injury notes to watch out for. Georgia was unable to start a light tackle on Warren McLendon, who went down with a leg injury in the SEC Championship Game. Also lost tight end Darnell Washington to an ankle injury. His return is in doubt as Washington was “ruled out” before further evaluation at halftime.
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