The Georgia Bulldogs defeated TCU to win their second consecutive national championship in college football

The University of Georgia Bulldogs again showed why they are the top team in college football. Georgia dominated Texas Christian University in the national championship game, winning 65-7 to finish undefeated and repeat as national champions.

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TCU were the underdog

TCU was a massive underdog, and they had no answer for Georgia. Following the kickoff, Georgia stalled TCU’s first drive before scoring first on a 21-yard rushing touchdown by senior quarterback Stetson Bennett. In fewer than three minutes, the Bulldogs marched down the field, tearing through TCU’s defence.

On the Horned Frogs’ second offensive attempt, UGA forced a fumble, which resulted in another Georgia score – a 24-yard field goal to put Georgia up 10-0 midway through the first quarter.

TCU rated third and responded on the next drive. Max Duggan led the Horned Frogs 75 yards for a touchdown. Duggan, like Georgia’s quarterback, raced for a score to trim the Bulldog advantage to 10-7. It was TCU’s only point of the game.

Georgia immediately replied with a 37-yard Bennett touchdown throw to increase the lead to 17-7. TCU was stopped on its following series, and Georgia marched 92 yards for another Stetson Bennett rushing score to take a 24-7 lead in the second quarter.

Before halftime, another Bulldog touchdown was set up by a Duggan interception.

Georgia quickly dominated to take a 38-7 lead into halftime, scoring on all six of its drives (the first team to do that in the playoffs). The Bulldogs put up 354 yards of offence in the first half, averaging 9 yards per play.

TCU were on fire, forcing Georgia 

TCU began the second half on a high note, forcing a Georgia punt. The Horned Frog attack was again thwarted, and the Bulldogs took up right where they left off, with another touchdown throw from Bennett to extend the advantage to 45-7.

The game was effectively finished with 11 minutes remaining in the third quarter.

Bulldog quarterback Stetson Bennett scored six touchdowns (two running and four throwings) before leaving the game 95 seconds into the fourth quarter.

Georgia entered the game unbeaten (14-0) and defending national champs. Georgia dominated the Southeastern Conference, the most vital conference in college football, led by Bennett (a former walk-on QB). For most of the season, Georgia was rated first.

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