Ryan Day and Ohio State have new life in the College Football Playoff, and it’s just about time for the semifinals on New Year’s Eve.

On Monday, the Buckeyes hit the field for their first practice in Atlanta. The team is gearing up for a tough test in the Peach Bowl against Georgia, and Day says his team knows what they are in for on Saturday.

According to Day, the Buckeyes have had “a level of urgency” and “high level execution” in preparing for the matchup. It’s also not lost on Ohio State that the team will need to play its best football in order to beat the defending champs.

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Day went on to say the extra weeks of preparation have helped Ohio State. He believes the extra rest and practices will help the Buckeyes be more fundamentally sound and play faster against Georgia.

After experiencing the loss to Michigan, Day and the Buckeyes are trying to prove they can still play — and beat — elite teams this season in the Playoff. Saturday’s Peach Bowl is set for an 8 pm ET kickoff on ESPN.