Bulldogs, Sooners Arrive In Los Angeles

Published : Thursday, December 28, 2017 | 9:35 AM

Bulldogs, Sooners Arrive In Los Angeles

A chartered plane carrying the University of Georgia Bulldogs arrived in the LA area Tuesday, as did the Oklahoma Sooners, according to a report by 247Sports.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution said the plane that took the Bulldogs to Los Angeles is the same plane that carried the past two national champions during the College Football Playoff—Alabama in 2015 and Clemson in 2016.

After arrival, the Sooners headed to the Staples Center to catch former basketball Sooner Blake Griffin as he played for the LA Clippers against the Sacramento Kings. They caught the second half of the game.

The No. 3 Bulldogs will be playing No. 2 Oklahoma on New Year’s Day at 5 p.m. at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. The game decides who gets to play in the College Football Playoff National Championship at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on January 8.

Whoever wins in Pasadena will face the winner in the Alabama and Clemson matchup, which happens at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, also on New Year’s Day.

The Bulldogs are returning to the Rose Bowl after 75 years when Georgia played UCLA in the 29th Rose Bowl Game on January 1, 1943.

It will be the first time Georgia and Oklahoma will play football since December 2, when they played in their respective conference championships. Georgia defeated Auburn 28-7 in the SEC Championship, and Oklahoma upended TCU 41-17 in the Big 12 Championship.