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Florida, Georgia earn New Year’s Six bowl berths; 'Noles to Sun Bowl

Florida head coach Dan Mullen, left, and Georgia head coach Kirby Smart greet each other at midfield after an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Florida head coach Dan Mullen, left, and Georgia head coach Kirby Smart greet each other at midfield after an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux) (Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The bowl matchups began rolling out on Sunday afternoon, with Florida and Georgia earning New Year’s Six games, Florida State going to the Sun Bowl and the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl getting its matchup for its 75th game.

The big ones first.

The ninth-ranked Gators (10-2) will face No. 24 Virginia (9-4) in the Capital One Orange Bowl on Dec. 30 at 8 p.m.

Georgia, which got crushed by LSU in the SEC championship game on Saturday, will play No. 7 Baylor in the Allstate Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1 at 8:45 p.m.

The No. 5 Bulldogs played Texas in last season’s Sugar Bowl and lost 28-21.

Florida State (6-6) will play Arizona State (7-5) in the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl on Dec. 31 at 2 p.m.

In Jacksonville, the Gator Bowl will feature Indiana (8-4) and Tennessee (7-5) facing off in the 75th game on Jan. 2 at 7 p.m.

The Hoosiers’ roster features two local players — defensive backs Khalil Bryant (First Coast) and Devon Matthews (Ribault).


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