2019 Peach Bowl
|2019 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl|
|College Football Playoff Semifinal|
52nd Peach Bowl
|Date||December 28, 2019|
|MVP||Joe Burrow (QB, LSU)|
K'Lavon Chaisson (LB, LSU)
|Favorite||LSU by 12.5|
|Referee||Stuart Mullins (ACC)|
|Halftime show||Louisiana State University Tiger Marching Band|
The Pride of Oklahoma Marching Band
|United States TV coverage|
|Network||ESPN and ESPN Radio|
|Announcers||ESPN: Sean McDonough (play-by-play)|
Todd Blackledge (analyst)
Holly Rowe and Laura Rutledge (sideline)
ESPN Radio: Steve Levy, Brian Griese and Todd McShay, Molly McGrath
|Nielsen ratings||9.5 (17.2 million viewers)|
|International TV coverage|
The 2019 Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl was a college football bowl game played on December 28, 2019, with kickoff at 4:00 p.m. EST on ESPN. It was the 52nd edition of the Peach Bowl, and was one of the 2019–20 bowl games concluding the 2019 FBS football season. The Peach Bowl was one of two College Football Playoff semifinal games, with the winner advancing to the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship. Sponsored by restaurant chain Chick-fil-A, the game was officially known as the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.
College Football Playoff
|December 28 – Peach BowlMercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta|
|4||Oklahoma||28||January 13 – National ChampionshipMercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans|
|December 28 – Fiesta BowlState Farm Stadium, Glendale||3||Clemson||25|
LSU defeated Georgia in the 2019 SEC Championship Game on December 7, then received their bid to the Peach Bowl with the release of final CFP rankings on December 8. The Tigers entered the bowl with a 13–0 record (8–0 in conference). In six prior Peach Bowl appearances, the Tigers were 5–1, with their only defeat coming in their most recent appearance, a 2012 loss to Clemson in the then-Chick-fil-A Bowl. This was LSU's first College Football Playoff semifinal appearance.
Oklahoma defeated Baylor in the 2019 Big 12 Championship Game on December 7, then received their bid to the Peach Bowl with the release of final CFP rankings on December 8. The Sooners entered the bowl with a 12–1 record (8–1 in conference); their only loss was to Kansas State, 48–41. This was Oklahoma's first appearance in the Peach Bowl, and their fourth College Football Playoff appearance. Oklahoma was 0–3 in prior CFP semifinals, most recently losing to Alabama in the 2018 Orange Bowl.
On December 18, media outlets reported that starting defensive end Ronnie Perkins and two other Oklahoma players had received suspensions and would not play in the game. On December 20, it was reported that starting safety Delarrin Turner-Yell would also miss the game, due to a broken collarbone. On December 23, head coach Lincoln Riley confirmed that Perkins and the two other players would not play, and said that he did not expect Turner-Yell to play.
|No. 4 Oklahoma||7||7||7||7||28|
|No. 1 LSU||21||28||7||7||63|
|Time of possession||27:02||32:58|
|Oklahoma||Passing||Jalen Hurts||15/31, 217 yards, 1 INT|
|Rushing||Jalen Hurts||14 carries, 43 yards, 2 TD|
|Receiving||CeeDee Lamb||4 receptions, 119 yards|
|LSU||Passing||Joe Burrow||29/39, 493 yards, 7 TD|
|Rushing||Chris Curry||16 carries, 89 yards|
|Receiving||Justin Jefferson||14 receptions, 227 yards, 4 TD|
Joe Burrow threw seven touchdown passes in the first half, tying the NCAA records for touchdown passes in a half and touchdown passes in a bowl game. Four of the touchdowns were to Justin Jefferson, who set the College Football Playoff record for touchdown catches and the Peach Bowl record for receiving yards (227).
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