The Georgia Bulldogs defended their title and became national college football champions again with a stunning performance against TCU. Senior quarterback Stetson Bennett ended his collegiate career with a record while the defense was nearly flawless.
Georgia vs. TCU: At a Glance
Quarterback Stetson Bennett capped off an impressive collegiate career with his second straight national championship and was involved in 6 total touchdowns – a record for modern National Championship Games.
Georgia beat TCU at its own game, lining up for the snap and starting the play so quickly that the otherwise bustling and confusing Horned Frogs defense didn’t have time to create confusion. Instead, she was repeatedly caught on the wrong foot and was rarely properly formed before the play began.
Georgia dominated defensively, especially at the front, nipping the run game in the bud and making quarterback Max Duggan completely ineffective with multiple fronts and free rushers again and again. TCU didn’t have an answer for anything.
Georgia vs. TCU: The Analysis
Symbolically, it started raining in the fourth quarter of Los Angeles. And that only got through under the idiosyncratic roof structure of SoFi Stadium, home of the Rams and Chargers, where fans of TCU were sitting. The performance that evening could not have been described better.
When TCU quarterback Max Duggan (152 YDS, 2 INT) carried the ball over 2 yards for a touchdown to make it 10:7 in the meantime, hope burgeoned among the supporters of the Horned Frogs. But this feeling passed quickly.
In return, QB Stetson Bennett fired a 37-yard touchdown pass at a wide-open Ladd McConkey, who benefited from a serious misunderstanding in the secondary TCUs. 17:7 Georgia. And that was just the end of the first quarter.
Georgia pulled away quickly in the second quarter. Bennett himself found the end zone again. before throwing touchdown passes to Adonai Mitchell and Kendall Milton.
Georgia was so superior that they made 17 points from three turnovers before the break. Duggan threw two interceptions before the break and TCU receiver Derius Davis already lost a fumble in the second TCU drive of the game.
After the break, the Bulldogs took it easy but remained dangerous while TCU found little to respond.
With that success, the Bulldogs won their fourth national championship and Georgia’s fourth and second straight. Head Coach Kirby Smart is also the first coach to win two consecutive national championships.