2019 Peach Bowl

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2019 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
College Football Playoff Semifinal
52nd Peach Bowl
1234 Total
Oklahoma 7777 28
LSU 212877 63
DateDecember 28, 2019
Season2019
StadiumMercedes-Benz Stadium
LocationAtlanta, Georgia
MVPJoe Burrow (QB, LSU)
K'Lavon Chaisson (LB, LSU)
FavoriteLSU by 12.5[1]
RefereeStuart Mullins (ACC)[2]
Halftime showLouisiana State University Tiger Marching Band
The Pride of Oklahoma Marching Band
Attendance78,347
United States TV coverage
NetworkESPN and ESPN Radio
AnnouncersESPN: 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 ratings9.5 (17.2 million viewers)[3]
International TV coverage
NetworkESPN Deportes
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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.[4] 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[edit]

Semifinals Championship
December 28 – Peach Bowl
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta
  1   LSU 63  
  4   Oklahoma 28   January 13 – National Championship
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans
 
      1   LSU 42
December 28 – Fiesta Bowl
State Farm Stadium, Glendale
    3   Clemson 25
 
  2   Ohio State 23
  3   Clemson 29  


Teams[edit]

This was the third meeting between LSU and Oklahoma. The series was tied 1–1; Oklahoma won the 1950 Sugar Bowl, 35–0, while LSU won the 2004 Sugar Bowl, 21–14.[5]

LSU Tigers[edit]

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 Sooners[edit]

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.[6] On December 20, it was reported that starting safety Delarrin Turner-Yell would also miss the game, due to a broken collarbone.[7] 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.[8][9]

Game summary[edit]

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the 2019 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
1 2 34Total
No. 4 Oklahoma 7 7 7728
No. 1 LSU 21 28 7763

at Mercedes-Benz StadiumAtlanta, Georgia

Game information
First Quarter
  • (12:03) LSU – Joe Burrow 19 yard pass to Justin Jefferson, Cade York kick (Drive: 3 plays, 42 yards, 0:52; LSU 7–0)
  • (7:34) OKLA – Kennedy Brooks 3 yard rush, Gabe Brkic kick (Drive: 5 plays, 69 yards, 2:21; Tied 7–7)
  • (4:24) LSU – Joe Burrow 8 yard pass to Terrace Marshall Jr., Cade York kick (Drive: 9 plays, 75 yards, 2:59; LSU 14–7)
  • (1:16) LSU – Joe Burrow 35 yard pass to Justin Jefferson, Cade York kick (Drive: 6 plays, 86 yards, 2:31; LSU 21–7)
Second Quarter
  • (12:13) LSU – Joe Burrow 42 yard pass to Justin Jefferson, Cade York kick (Drive: 6 plays, 80 yards, 2:02; LSU 28–7)
  • (9:17) LSU – Joe Burrow 30 yard pass to Justin Jefferson, Cade York kick (Drive: 6 plays, 55 yards, 2:46; LSU 35–7)
  • (4:45) OKLA – Jalen Hurts 2 yard rush, Gabe Brkic kick (Drive: 10 plays, 75 yards, 4:32; LSU 35–14)
  • (4:18) LSU – Joe Burrow 62 yard pass to Thaddeus Moss, Cade York kick (Drive: 2 plays, 75 yards, 0:27; LSU 42–14)
  • (0:50) LSU – Joe Burrow 2 yard pass to Terrace Marshall Jr., Cade York kick (Drive: 5 plays, 63 yards, 2:04; LSU 49–14)
Third Quarter
  • (10:11) LSU – Joe Burrow 3 yard rush, Cade York kick (Drive: 13 plays, 74 yards, 4:40; LSU 56–14)
  • (4:19) OKLA – Jalen Hurts 12 yard rush, Gabe Brkic kick (Drive: 13 plays, 75 yards, 5:52; LSU 56–21)
Fourth Quarter
  • (9:39) OKLA – T.J. Pledger 1 yard rush, Gabe Brkic kick (Drive: 9 plays, 71 yards, 4:27; LSU 56–28)
  • (3:59) LSU – John Emery Jr. 6 yard rush, Cade York kick (Drive: 9 plays, 75 yards, 5:40; LSU 63–28)

Statistics[edit]

Statistics OKLA LSU
First downs 16 31
Plays–yards 62–322 74–692
Rushes–yards 28–97 32–160
Passing yards 225 532
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 16–34–1 32–42–0
Time of possession 27:02 32:58
Team Category Player Statistics
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).[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oklahoma vs. LSU - Game Summary". ESPN.com. Retrieved December 28, 2019.
  2. ^ "2019-20 bowl officiating assignments". footballzebras.com. December 9, 2019. Retrieved December 12, 2019.
  3. ^ Volner, Derek (December 29, 2019). "Ohio State vs. Clemson Draws 21.2 Million Viewers". espnpressroom.com. ESPN Press Room. Retrieved December 29, 2019.
  4. ^ "2019-20 college football bowl schedule, games, dates, times, TV channels". CBSSports.com. Retrieved June 7, 2019.
  5. ^ "LSU Tigers vs. Oklahoma Sooners football series history games list". winsipedia.com. Retrieved December 20, 2019.
  6. ^ Schlabach, Mark; Low, Chris (December 18, 2019). "Sources: Three Oklahoma players suspended for CFP semifinal game vs. LSU". ESPN. Retrieved December 20, 2019.
  7. ^ @SoonerScoop (December 20, 2019). "SoonerScoop has confirmed through multiple sources that starting safety Delarrin Turner-Yell has suffered a broken collarbone and will miss the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl" (Tweet). Retrieved December 20, 2019 – via Twitter.
  8. ^ Helmer, Joey (December 23, 2019). "Riley confirms Bridges, Perkins, Stevenson won't play vs. LSU". 247Sports.com. Retrieved December 25, 2019.
  9. ^ Helmer, Joey (December 23, 2019). "Lincoln Riley: Expectation is Delarrin Turner-Yell won't play". 247Sports.com. Retrieved December 25, 2019.
  10. ^ Wright, Katherine (December 28, 2019). "LSU, Joe Burrow rout Oklahoma in the Peach Bowl, advance to CFP National Championship Game". NCAA.com. Retrieved December 29, 2019.

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