Ohio State’s missed field goal happened just at midnight

For Ohio State, the new year couldn’t have started worse than this, with the clock literally striking midnight during their season.

The Buckeyes lost their late 41-35 lead to the Georgia Bulldogs in the Peach Bowl, trailing one point with 54 seconds left. With an opportunity to regain the lead, down 42-41 with six seconds left, the most defining moment of the 2022 College Football Playoffs came as the Times Square ball was about to drop on New Year’s Eve. Year, officially ringing in 2023.

Ohio State kicker Noah Ruggles absolutely scored what would have been the game-winning 50-yard field goal, and it happened exactly as the clock struck midnight.

On the other hand, it couldn’t have been better for Georgia, who will play in the College Football Playoff National Championship game on Monday, Jan. 9 against TCU, who defeated Michigan in the other semifinal. Georgia enters the heavyweight showdown as a double-digit favorite.

Ohio State kicker Noah Ruggles (95) misses the game-winning field goal during a college football playoff semifinal against Georgia on Dec. 31, 2022.
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Ohio State led by two touchdowns late in the third quarter before the Bulldogs beat them 18-3 in the fourth. Riggles had made field goals from 25 and 48 yards earlier in the game and converted all five of his extra run attempts before the late miss.


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