What had been rumored for most of the last week became official on Sunday afternoon: Georgia will face UCF in the Liberty Bowl. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 31. It will be televised by ESPN.
The Bulldogs are 1-1 in two previous trips to the Memphis bowl game. They lost to N.C. State 14-7 in 1967 and beat Arkansas 20-17 in 1987.
Georgia will see a familiar figure on the UCF sideline. UCF is coached by George O’Leary, the former Georgia Tech coach. “I¹m really excited for our team and especially our seniors with the opportunity to play at a bowl game with such tremendous tradition and history,” UGA coach Mark Richt said in a press release.