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UGA wins SEC title; set to face Ohio State in football playoffs

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UGA Head Coach Kirby Smart, shown celebrating the Bulldogs' national title win in January, is on track for a second consecutive run at the national championship.

Fresh off a 50-30 win over LSU in the SEC Championship game, the top-ranked Georgia Bulldogs are on their way to a second national title in two years.

UGA held on to the top spot in the College Football Playoff rankings, setting them up for a playoff game against number four Ohio State on New Year’s Eve at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta. The winner of that game will face off in the final against the winner of the Michigan/TCU playoff game.

Georgia and Ohio State have faced off once before – that was in the 1993 Citrus Bowl, and the Bulldogs won that one, 21-14.

Martin Matheny is WUGA's Program Director and a host and producer of our local news program 'Athens News Matters.' He started at WUGA in 2012 as a part-time classical music host and still hosts WUGA's longest-running local program 'Night Music' which is heard on WUGA and GPB Classical. He lives in Normaltown with his wife, Shaye and dog, Murphy.