Mecole Hardman and the Kansas City Chiefs are going back to the Super Bowl.
Kansas City dispatched Buffalo in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday as Hardman caught a touchdown pass and set up another score with a long rush. The Chiefs won the Super Bowl a year ago to cap Hardman’s rookie season.
With Kansas City advancing, the Bulldogs extended their streak of at least one player on a Super Bowl roster to a nationally leading 20 straight seasons. Purdue’s run of 21 seasons came to an end and LSU pushed its streak to 20 as well, followed by Florida at 19.
The Chiefs will take on Tampa Bay in Super Bowl LV on Sunday, Feb. 7. The Buccaneers, who defeated Green Bay in the NFC Championship Game, do not have any Bulldogs on their roster.
Kansas City also has defensive back Deandre Baker on its practice squad injured reserve list.
Here are the details from the AFC and NFC Championship Games on Sunday:
Chiefs 38, Bills 24
Mecole Hardman, WR: Hardman had two catches for four yards, including a 3-yard touchdown reception, for Kansas City. Hardman added a 50-yard rush and a 26-yard kickoff return.
Deandre Baker, DB: Baker was lost for the playoffs when he suffered a broken leg in the Chiefs’ regular-season finale.
Isaiah McKenzie, WR: McKenzie caught a 6-yard touchdown pass and had two rushes for nine yards for the Bills.
Jake Fromm, QB: Fromm was not active for Buffalo. He served all season as the Bills’ No. 3 quarterback and did not appear in a game.
Buccaneers 31, Packers 26
Isaac Nauta, TE: Nauta is a member of the Packers’ practice squad. Nauta appeared in seven games for Detroit before joining Green Bay in December.