Bulldogs Gnaw on Tide 33-18

Georgia Bulldogs win first national championship in 41 years!



Above: (Left) Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Stetson Bennet and (right) Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback, Bryce Young during the 2022 National Championship game. (Photo: NFL.com)

Ethan Caswell, Staff Writer

Much to the excitement of fans, the Georgia Bulldogs have finally defeated the King of College Football, the Alabama Crimson Tide! The Bulldogs finally beat the fifteen-time National Championship winner, the Alabama Crimson Tide, 33 to 18 in a long-awaited gorgeous but dominant second-half of football.  The College Football Playoff National Championship game was played on Monday, January 10, at 8:00 pm at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, home of the Indianapolis Colts to a sold-out stadium.

It was a slow, uneventful game in the beginning until halftime with only five field goals and no touchdowns. The game was mostly offense early, but then developed into a late defensive game by the last quarter. That’s when things started to heat up with both teams! There was a lot of back-and-forth until the last play when the fatal turnover of the game occurred. The Georgia Bulldogs had a Pick 6 by cornerback Kelee Ringo, resulting in the defensive team scoring a touchdown. This was the nail in the coffin and gave the Bulldogs their first National Championship title since 1981 when Vince Dooley was the Georgia football head coach. Now headed up by head coach Kirby Smart, former Alabama defensive coordinator, the Bulldogs have only lost a total of nine games in six impressive seasons. 

The Georgia Bulldogs kept Bryce Young contained with only 18 points scored the entire game, meanwhile Stetson Bennet was dominant in the second half scoring. There were 24 completions out of 39 attempts for Bennet. On the other hand, Bryce Young had 19 completions out of 31 attempts. The Bulldogs kept hitting Young over and over, causing him throwing inaccuracies. 

When Coach Smart was asked how it felt for Georgia to bring the national championship back after 41 years, Coach Smart replied, “I hope it doesn’t take that long again. Go Dawgs!”