Number one georgia bulldog Scored in first six drives to beat No. 3 Texas Christian University, 65-7, to win their second consecutive College Football Playoff Championship game Monday night in Inglewood, Calif. Did.
A convincing victory heisman award-Finalist quarterback Stetson Bennett passed four touchdowns and ran two more to lead the Bulldogs (15-0), back-to-back Nationals since Alabama in 2011 and 2012. They became the first team to win the title.
Bennett passed for 304 yards in his final college contest, finishing 25-18. He left the game with 13:25 left in the fourth quarter.
Bennett told ESPN, which aired the title game, that he was trying not to cry.
“Champion of the whole damn world,” he said, struggling to find words to reflect his feelings.
Georgia built a 38-7 lead at halftime and scored the final 28 points before the break after TCU’s Max Duggan. Heisman Trophy runner-uprushing for a touchdown, making it 10-7 with 5:45 left in the first quarter.
The Bulldogs controlled the play and clock in the second half, holding the ball for almost 19 minutes of the first 30 minutes and taking just 121 yards over the Horned Frogs (13-2) by 354 yards.
The onslaught continued in the second half, when Georgia head coach Kirby Smart effectively stopped the dogs and began building second-team players in the fourth quarter. By then it was 52-7.
“I wanted kids to play without fear,” Smart told ESPN. Mr. Smart told the players that, although they had hunted as the top-ranked team in the country for most of the year, they would be hunters in this game. There was only one.
“And I hunted tonight,” he said.
The Bulldogs are the first team to win back-to-back titles since their debut in the reformed College Football Playoffs in 2014.
“They had the will to work. They didn’t listen to what anyone said about them,” Smart said. “And while everyone doubted they were going to start the year, that shoulder chip was big enough to create an edge for our team.”
Sophomore wide receiver Rudd McConkie of Georgia had two touchdown grabs, including a wide-open 37-yard reception that brought in the first six of the Bulldogs’ 55 straight points. .
Sophomore tight end Brock Bowers was named Player of the Year at the position, catching one touchdown and receiving for 152 yards on seven receptions.