ATLANTA — The Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl features No. 8 Cincinnati against No. 9 Georgia.
The game is played annually in Atlanta, so this year’s game will be a virtual home game for the Bulldogs. Don’t tell Cincinnati fans that though.
“We’ve been doing road trips for games for years," said Tony Bramble, who visited Atlanta this week with his wife Sheila. "We’ve been to quite a few bowl games in the last ten years."
Although Cincinnati is the higher-ranked team, Georgia is favored to win the game by a touchdown.
“We’re looking for a UC win. They finally get to play somebody that’s been in the Top 10 for a few years. It’s going to be neat to see them go up against a top-ranked SEC team and see how (UC holds) up,” said Bramble.
The Brambles are far from the only UC fans in Atlanta.
Wendy and Nate Dingle traveled to Atlanta to see their son Jacob Dingle take the field with the Bearcats.
“It’s awesome to see the program come as far as it has in the last few years with Luke Fickell,” Nate said.
Nate played for Cincinnati in the last '80s and early '90s. He and Wendy were dating at the time. They are both Cincinnati graduates.
“I used to go to all of his games in college, and now I’m going to my boy's games. It’s so much fun,” Wendy said.
Cincinnati fans feel confident about the Bearcats’ chances.
“If our defense shows up to shut Georgia down, we have a good chance. The way our offense has been playing, I think we’re going to be alright,” Bramble said.
Kickoff for the game is at noon on Friday.
The WCPO sports team is in Atlanta and will have coverage throughout the day Friday.