Fans near and wide gather ahead of 2022 Peach Bowl game

Football fans are pouring into Atlanta so they can watch the Peach Bowl matchup between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Channel 2′s Dave Huddleston met up with some of the fans Thursday, who even got a chance to see some of their favorite players.

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“I’m a graduate of UGA from the 90s and I’m raising my boys to be Bulldogs,” Luke Barton said.

Barton drove with his three little Bulldogs from Knoxville, Tennessee to take in some of the Peach Bowl atmosphere. They don’t have tickets to the game, but they’re hoping to see some of their favorite players.

“I’m hoping to see Stetson Bennet, Kenny McIntosh, Jalen Carter and all the other ones,” one of Barton’s children said.

Outside the College Football Hall of Fame were Bulldog buses, because the team was inside for a media-only news conference.

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UGA is playing the Ohio State Buckeyes New Year’s Eve at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The Dawgs are 6.5 point favorites, so if they win, they will once again play for the College Football Playoff National Championship.

Some players walked right through the fans.

“I saw Stetson Bennett. I was hoping to see Ladd McConkey, but I didn’t see him,” one child said.

Barton and his boys got to see the team too.

“It couldn’t have been better, guys. And I think we got to see everybody that we wanted to see,” Barton said.

They said it made the trip from Tennessee worthwhile.

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