C.J. Stroud was certainly an impact player for No. 4 Ohio State as he almost gave his team a huge win over No. 1 Georgia in the CFP 2022 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.

Stroud completed 23-of-34 of his passes for 348 yards, 4 touchdowns, and a QBR of 93.8. He led his Buckeyes’ offense to a final drive where the game would be decided on a final 50-yard field goal attempt from Noah Ruggles.

The kick would be wide left as Georgia held on for the 42-41 comeback win.

After the game, an emotional Stroud talked about giving his all just to come up just short:

“I was just trying to leave it all on the line. Obviously, a game like this you’re at a loss for words,” said Stroud while trying to summarize his feelings. “It comes down to one play, but honestly, it doesn’t come down to one play…

“The last drive, man, I seen how much time we had with timeouts, and I knew we could do it. I tried my hardest to get us down here. I got to maybe split somebody else, make another move, try to get a little more, but I tried my hardest. I think I left my heart out on that field. Of course, it’s something that’s heavy on the heart. It’s going to be tough, but I’d rather — I don’t want to go out there with anybody else.”

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