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  • Associated Press Georgia running back Sony Michel (1) runs for a touchdown as Oklahoma cornerback Parnell Motley (11) and defensive back Steven Parker (10) pursue, during the first half of the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game, Monday,  in Pasadena, Calif. 

Monday, January 01, 2018 10:20 pm

Dawgs run wild: Georgia beats Oklahoma 54-48 in Rose Bowl

RALPH D. RUSSO | Associated Press

PASADENA, Calif. – Sony Michel burst through the line for a 27-yard touchdown run to give No. 3 Georgia a 54-48 victory Monday night against No. 2 Oklahoma, winning the first overtime Rose Bowl and sending the Bulldogs to the College Football Playoff championship game.

Michel, who had a fumble in the fourth quarter returned for a go-ahead Oklahoma touchdown, ran for 181 yards and three scores for the Bulldogs (13-1), but none bigger than the last one in the second overtime.

In the final game of one of the great college careers, Baker Mayfield threw for 287 yards and two touchdowns, and caught a touchdown pass that gave the Sooners a 17-point lead with 6 seconds left in the first half.

But the Heisman Trophy winner could not get the Sooners into the end zone in the first overtime when a touchdown would have ended the game.