Thorne leads No. 11 Spartans past No. 13 Pitt in Peach Bowl
Payton Thorne’s 22-yard touchdown pass to Jayden Reed gave No. 11 Michigan State the lead with less than three minutes remaining and the Spartans overcame an 11-point deficit to beat No. 13 Pittsburgh 31-21 on Thursday night in the Peach Bowl.
Bulldogs open up with Clemson, end with Georgia Tech in 2021 football schedule
(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)Georgia will open up its season against Clemson and wrap things up with rival Georgia Tech as things get somewhat back to normal on the football field in 2021. The Bulldogs face Clemson on Sept. 4 in Charlotte, one of two neutral site games for Georgia. The Bulldogs face rival Florida in their annual showdown in Jacksonville on Oct. 30. The Bulldogs face Georgia Tech in their regular season finale in Athens. Georgia 2021 football scheduleSept. 4 vs. Clemson (in Charlotte)Sept. 11 vs. UABSept. 18 vs. South CarolinaSept. 25 at VanderbiltOct. 2 vs. ArkansasOct. 9 at AuburnOct. 16 vs. KentuckyOct. 23 BYEOct. 30 vs. Florida (in Jacksonville)Nov. 6 vs. MissouriNov. 13 at TennesseeNov. 20 vs. Charleston SouthernNov. 27 at Georgia Tech
Georgia’s Smart wary of COVID-19 results before Peach Bowl
“Thrill a minute,” Smart said dryly on Monday when asked about his team’s status with COVID-19 testing results. Georgia’s final regular-season game against Vanderbilt was canceled after the Commodores’ roster fell below minimum requirements due to COVID-19 problems. Smart wouldn’t say his team will be without any player due to COVID-19 testing. He said “we’re in a good place” with COVID-19 testing but said he’s also wary of changes before the game. Smart said his Bulldogs are facing three opponents: “Cincinnati, Cincinnati and COVID.”He said a season of dealing with the coronavirus pandemic has been stressful.