Nr. 1 Georgia-Bulldoggen He scored in his first six and dominated #3 Texas Christian University 65-7 to win his second straight game in the College Football Playoff tournament held Monday night in Inglewood, Calif.
in convincing victory, Heisman Trophy-Quarterback Stetson Bennett passed four touchdowns and ran for two more to lead the Bulldogs (15-0), who became the first team to win back-to-back national titles since Alabama in 2011 and 2012.
Bennett finished 18 of 25 with 304 passing yards in his last collegiate competition. He left the game at 13:25 in the fourth quarter.
Bennett told ESPN, which aired the title game, that he was just trying not to cry.
“Bloody world heroes,” he said, struggling to find words to express his feelings. “I do not know. I’m just trying to see everyone one last time and hug everyone.”
Bennett earned his second offensive tournament MVP award, and his six total touchdowns equaled the tournament-play-era record that Joe Burrow set with Louisiana State University in 2020.
Georgia extended a 38-7 lead at halftime and scored the last 28 points before the break after TCU’s Max Duggan. Second at the Heisman TrophyThey rushed for a touchdown that made it 10-7 with 5:45 in the first quarter.
The Bulldogs dominated the game and the clock at halftime, possessing the ball for nearly 19 of the first 30 minutes and beating the Horned Frogs (13-2) 354 yards for just 121 yards.
The offense continued into the second half until Georgia coach Kirby Smart effectively scrapped the Hounds and began using more second-team players in the fourth quarter. By then it was 52-7.
“We wanted our kids to play without fear,” Smart told ESPN. Smart said he told his players that as the country’s top-ranked team, they would be the chasers most of the year, but in this game they would be the catchers. You only had one last chance.
“And we hunted tonight,” he said.
The Bulldogs are the first team to win back-to-back titles since the College Football Playoffs debuted in 2014.
“They were willing to work. They didn’t listen to what everyone was saying about them,” Smart said, referring to a preseason national poll in which Georgia ranked No. 3 Survey of sports journalists For teams in the Southeastern Conference. “And everyone doubts they start the year and that chip on their shoulder was big enough to give our team an advantage.”
Georgia’s Ladd McConkey, a sophomore wide receiver, had two touchdown catches, including a wide-open 37-yard reception that yielded the first six of the Bulldogs’ 55 straight points.
Tight end running back Brooke Powers, scoring international of the year, had a touchdown on his seven receptions and 152 receiving yards.
“We definitely didn’t do our best. You have to give Georgia a lot of credit,” TCU head coach Sonny Dykes said in a post-game press conference. “These guys excelled and played exceptionally well.”
Dykes said he was still very proud of his team and said they were learning from the loss.
“Next time we’re on that Atsga, we’ll handle it better,” he said.
The 58-point margin was the widest since college football played an official championship game in the 1998 season, and Georgia’s 65 points was the most scored in a championship game.
President Joe Biden He tweeted his congratulations To the Bulldogs after their win: “Knowledge of Glory, University of GA. Congratulations to the Dawgs on a hard-fought National Championship — and to TCUFootball for beating all odds all season.
“Georgia, you undoubtedly did your community proud tonight.”