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Georgia mascot Uga won’t make trip to national title game

Jan 10, 2022; Indianapolis, IN, USA; The Georgia Bulldogs mascot Uga on the sideline during the first half in the 2022 CFP college football national championship game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Georgia Bulldogs at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia touched down in Los Angeles on Friday ahead of Monday’s national championship game, but university officials said that Uga X, its live bulldog mascot, will not be joining the program out west.

No. 1 Georgia faces No. 3 TCU on Monday at SoFi Stadium, home of the NFL’s Los Angeles Rams and Chargers in Inglewood, Calif.

Uga’s owners, the Seiler family, told WTOC in Savannah, Ga., that a cross-country trek to California wouldn’t be feasible for the 9-year-old bulldog, whose real name is Que.

Uga X, a grandson of Uga IX, has held down the mascot gig since 2015. He attended to last year’s national championship game in Indianapolis and once traveled to the Los Angeles area when Georgia played a CFP semifinal at the Rose Bowl.

The Bulldogs (14-0) will shoot for their second consecutive national title on Monday.

–Field Level Media