Michigan vs. Georgia live score, updates, highlights from 2021 College Football Playoff semifinal

This has been the season Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines have waited for.

They finally knocked off rival Ohio State for the first time since he became the new head coach, and proceeded to win the Big Ten. Now, No. 2 Michigan finds itself in the College Football Playoff set to face its biggest challenge of the season, No. 3 Georgia in the Orange Bowl.

The Bulldogs enter the game ranked No. 2 in total yards allowed per game at just 253.2 and have allowed the fewest points per game among FBS teams at just 9.5, but they’ll be tasked against a Michigan offense that averaged the 17th-most yards per game in the nation at 451.9 and averaged the 12th-most points per game at 37.7.

Georgia had been viewed as the No. 1 team all season until it was routed 41-24 against No. 1 Alabama in the SEC Championship game. Michigan is coming off a 42-3 blowout win against Iowa in the Big Ten Championship.

The CFP semifinal matchup will feature several of the nation’s top defensive linemen, with Michigan boasting Heisman Trophy finalist Aidan Hutchinson, while Georgia has one of the nation’s top defensive tackles in Jordan Davis. 

Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights from Michigan vs. Georgia in their College Football Playoff semifinal on Friday. Follow below for complete results from the 2021 Orange Bowl.

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Michigan vs. Georgia live score, updates

Updates will begin closer to kickoff.

Michigan vs. Georgia start time

Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday, Dec. 31. It is the second of the two playoff games, following the Cotton Bowl matchup between No. 1 Alabama and No. 4 Michigan at 3:30 p.m. ET.

What channel is Michigan vs. Georgia on?

The game will be broadcast nationally on ESPN. Chris Fowler (play-by-play) and Kirk Herbstreit (analyst) will call the game from the booth, while Holly Rowe and Marty Smith will report from the sidelines.

ESPN is also rolling out its Megacast for the College Football Playoff, once again providing alternate broadcasts across its family of networks. Here’s the full rundown.

Telecast TV channel
Command Center ESPN2
Skycast ESPNU
All-22 ESPN News
Spanish language ESPN Deportes

How to live stream College Football Playoff games

Both College Football Playoff semifinals will broadcast on ESPN and are available to stream live on all of the network’s digital platforms (ESPN.com, ESPN App, etc.). 

Cord-cutters have several live streaming options available to watch. Below is the list. 

Streaming option Cable subscription needed? Free? Cost Free trial?
ESPN.com/ESPN App Yes Yes
Yahoo! Sports App No Yes
fuboTV No No $60/month Yes
AT&T TV Now No No $55/month Yes
Hulu Plus Live TV No No $55/month Yes
Sling TV No No $35/month No
YouTube TV No No $65/month Yes

College football bowl schedule

Date Bowl Matchup Time (ET) TV
Dec. 31 Cotton Bowl Classic (CFP semifinal) No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Cincinnati 3:30 p.m. ESPN, fuboTV
Dec. 31 Orange Bowl (CFP semifinal) No. 2 Michigan vs. No. 3 Georgia 7:30 p.m. ESPN, fuboTV
Jan. 10 CFP National Championship TBD vs. TBD 8 p.m. ESPN, fuboTV