College Football as Futbol: Group G World Cup Results (Ohio State, Georgia, South Carolina, Oklahoma State)

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Ohio State, Georgia, South Carolina and Oklahoma State. Four programs enter, only two emerge victorious.

In perhaps the most wide open group of our college football World Cup, Ohio State, Georgia, South Carolina and Oklahoma State square off with the top two teams advancing to the knockout round. Twelve teams have advanced with only four more spots remaining in the round of 16.

Here are the winners from the first six groups:

Group A - Florida State (winner), Clemson (runner up)
Group B - LSU (winner), Arizona State (runner up)
Group C - Alabama (winner), Washington (runner up)
Group D - Wisconsin (winner), Texas (runner up)
Group E - Stanford (winner), Notre Dame (runner up)
Group F - Oregon (winner), Baylor (runner up)

Group G

Ohio State 36, Georgia 35

Final - Group G 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
2013 Ohio State Buckeyes 13 3 7 13 36
2013 Georgia Bulldogs 14 7 14 0 35

The seeded Ohio State Buckeyes find themselves in a 35-23 hole heading into the fourth quarter, but a pair of Drew Basil field goals and a Carlos Hyde TD with 29 seconds remaining lift the Buckeyes to a dramatic 36-35 victory over the Bulldogs. Hyde rushes for 188 yards and three scores in the victory, but kicker Drew Basil steals the show with FIVE field goals on the day (43, 44, 22, 31 and 50). Georgia QB Aaron Murray has a big day, throwing for 421 yards and 3 TDs on 27-of-40 passing, but the Ohio State D was able to limit RB Todd Gurley to just 44 yards, and the UGA rushing attack to just 25 yards total.

South Carolina 22, Oklahoma State 0

Final - Group G 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
2013 South Carolina Gamecocks 3 6 10 3 22
2013 Oklahoma State Cowboys 0 0 0 0 0

We had to get all the way to Group G, but we now have our first shutout of the tournament as the Gamecocks stifle Oklahoma State 22-0 in their Group G opener. It is a particularly pretty game, but the South Carolina D gets it done -- limiting the Cowboys high-octane offense to 3-of-16 on third downs and less than 200 total yards of offense. Like Ohio State's Drew Basil, South Carolina kicker Elliott Fry connects on all five of his field goals attempts (49, 22, 31, 24 and 40), while QB Connor Shaw rushes for the game's only TD.

With the shutout, South Carolina climbs to the top of Group G after the first set of games.

Ohio State 45, South Carolina 21

Final - Group G 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
2013 Ohio State Buckeyes 0 0 21 24 45
2013 South Carolina Gamecocks 3 7 3 8 21

Ohio State finds itself down 10-0 at the half, but the Buckeyes offense explodes for 45 second-half points to bury South Carolina, 45-21. Ohio State RB Carlos Hyde goes over the 200 yard mark in the game, but it's Ezekiel Elliott that scores a pair of rushing touchdowns in the victory. Buckeyes QB Braxton Miller finishes the game just 10-of-15, 133 yards, 2 TDs and an INT.

With 6 points, Ohio State is all but assured a spot in the next round while South Carolina likely has some work to do in its final Group G game.

Georgia 55, Oklahoma State 28

Final - Group G 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
2013 Georgia Bulldogs 14 21 10 10 55
2013 Oklahoma State Cowboys 7 7 0 14 28

Oklahoma State's poor World Cup performance continues with a 55-28 loss to UGA. Georgia RB Todd Gurley teed off on the Cowboys defense to the tune of 194 yards and 3 touchdowns on the ground, and 90 yards receiving. Oklahoma State managed to score a pair of fourth quarter TDs to make the game a bit more respectable, but this was all Bulldogs from the whistle. With two straight losses and a significant point deficit, T. Boone Pickens' boys will be heading home early.

Oklahoma State 34, Ohio State 28

Final - Group G 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
2013 Ohio State Buckeyes 0 14 7 7 28
2013 Oklahoma State Cowboys 3 21 10 0 34

Before bowing out of the tournament, Oklahoma State makes things a little more interesting with a 34-28 victory over Ohio State. Despite rushing for 219 yards and 2 touchdowns on 24 carries, the Cowboys D limited Ohio State QB Braxton Miller to just 131 yards through the air. Oklahoma State goes up 31-14 early in the third quarter on a Rennie Childs 6-yard TD run and held on for the victory, their only in this World Cup.

Ohio State is likely through and will join the Georgia / South Carolina winner.

Georgia 50, South Carolina 20

Final - Group G 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
2013 Georgia Bulldogs 6 10 14 20 50
2013 South Carolina Gamecocks 3 3 7 7 20

Georgia punches its ticket to the knockout stage with a definitive 50-20 victory over the Gamecocks in a rematch of a week 2 regular season game, also won by the Bulldogs (41-30). South Carolina pulls within 10 early in the fourth quarter on a 10-yard Rory Anderson touchdown grab, but Georgia proceeds to rattle off the last 20 points of the game to put the game out of reach. Georgia QB Aaron Murray is superb, throwing for 413 yards and 3 touchdowns on 28-of-39 passing.

Georgia and Ohio State are both through with point differential determining the group winner.

Final Group Standings

Team G W T L Pts PD PF PA
Georgia Bulldogs 3 2 0 1 6 56 140 84
Ohio State Buckeyes 3 2 0 1 6 19 109 90
South Carolina Gamecocks 3 1 0 2 3 -32 63 95
Oklahoma State Cowboys 3 1 0 2 3 -43 62 105

Group G Winner: Despite a 1-point loss in the head-to-head matchup, it's Georgia that wins Group G by virtue of its +56 point differential.

Group G Runner-Up: Ohio State finishes second with six points and a +19. Despite shutting out Oklahoma State, the Gamecocks still finish group play with a -32 point differential. The Buckeyes missing out on winning the group may be a blessing-in-disguise, however, as Ohio State misses the Florida State / Alabama / Stanford side of the bracket in favor of LSU / Wisconsin / Oregon. Group H play will determine both Ohio State and Georgia's opponent during the knockout round.

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