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Bulldogs win their first National Championship in 41 years over the Crimson Tide

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs upset the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide on Monday night. The Bulldogs won 33-18 over the Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game presented by AT&T at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.

With the win, the Bulldogs conclude their season with a 14-1 record. The Crimson Tide fell to 13-2 with the loss.

Georgia Bulldogs running back James Cook carries the football on a long run against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship
James Cook carries the football on a long run against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship (Photo by Georgia Bulldogs Football/Instagram)

The 14 wins are the most ever by a Georgia team in program history.

Head coach Kirby Smart brings the Bulldogs their first National Championship since 1980. He won the title at his alma mater over his former boss.

Smart is now one of five head coaches, who have won national championships at their alma mater. This list includes Ralph Jordan, Paul “Bear” Bryant, Steve Spurrier, and Philip Fulmer.

Smart is now one of three active head coaches in the Southeastern Conference, who have won the national championship. He joins Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban and Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher.

Bulldogs quarterback Stetson Bennett went 17 of 26 for 224 yards. He had two touchdown passes.

Zamir White led the backs with 13 carries for 84 yards and a touchdown. George Pickens had one reception for 52 yards.

Crimson Tide quarterback Bryce Young went 35 of 57 for 369 yards. He threw one touchdown pass and two interceptions.

Robinson Jr. had 22 carries for 68 yards. Cameron Latu had five receptions for 102 yards and a touchdown.

Georgia dominated in the fourth quarter. The Bulldogs scored 20 points alone in the quarter.
Bennett hit Adonai Mitchell for a 40-yard touchdown reception. Bennett also hit Brock Bowers for a 15-yard touchdown reception.

Following an interception, Kelee Ringo returned the pick for a 79-yard touchdown.

The Bulldogs outscored the Crimson Tide 27-9 in the second half. White also scored on a one-yard rushing touchdown.

Tide’s Young hit Latu for a three-yard touchdown reception. Will Reichard also made a 21-yard field goal.

At halftime, the Crimson Tide led 9-6. Reichard made three field goals.

Georgia’s Jack Podlesny also made two field goals.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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