The Bulldogs will take on WAC champion Hawaii on the New Year's Day bowl. The game is televised by Fox and will start at 8 PM.
The Bulldogs finished 5th in the final BCS standings, sliding down one spot after being passed by three teams who won their conference championships - LSU, Virginia Tech and Oklahoma. Ohio State ended the season as the number one choice.
“The only thing I didn’t really like about the system now is that the rule states that you don’t have to be a conference champion, but it seemed like the media decided that we were automatically disqualified and that was a little disheartening,” Richt said on FOX’s BCS Selection Show Sunday night.
The Bulldog head coach offered this comment on the BCS as well: “If you are not going to get the thing without winning the conference championship then let’s put that into the rules. As the rule states – I don’t think that we got a fair chance. I am not saying that we would have gotten it, but at least we should not have been disqualified before it even got started.”