The University of Georgia fell short of making the FBS Champions playoffs but did earn a bid to play at the 2020 Sugar Bowl in New Orleans against Baylor Jan. 1.
This will be the Bulldogs’ and Liberty County native Richard LeCounte’s second consecutive Sugar Bowl appearance. It is also the 11th Sugar Bowl for the Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs fell to LSU 37-10 Saturday.
LeCounte did have six solo tackles in the game. This season LeCounte had 35 solo tackles and 24 assists. He had two forced fumbles and recovered three fumbles and made two interceptions. Talking with reporters after the LSU loss, LeCounte said they would start to focus on the Sugar Bowl and the Baylor Bears.
He also thanked his teammates saying, “This season I grew up a lot. My team definitely had my back during my sophomore season on plays that I should have made that I didn’t. Coach (Kirby) Smart kept drilling me and I was able to improve and I did this year. I was a consistent football player.”
LeCounte said Smart brought the best out of him this season.
The Sugar Bowl is on ESPN starting at 8:45 p.m.