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Georgia wins back-to-back CFP National Championships; blow out TCU

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

The Georgia Bulldogs have become the first team in the College Football Playoff era to win back-to-back College Football Playoff National Championships. The Bulldogs defeated the TCU Horned Frogs 65-7 in the 2023 College Football Playoff National Championship presented by AT&T at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. 

Since 2014, there have now been nine Champions that have been crowned via the College Football Playoff National Championship. The Bulldogs also defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide last year at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. 

Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Stetson Bennett throws the football against the TCU Horned Frogs in the first half at the College Football Playoff National Championship
Stetson Bennett throws the football against the TCU Horned Frogs in the first half at the College Football Playoff National Championship (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images)

The Bulldogs are the first team since the Crimson Tide in 2011 and 2012 to win back-to-back championships. 

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Georgia concluded their 2022 season with a perfect 15-0 record. TCU came into the game as 13-point underdogs and fell to 13-2 on the season. 

The Bulldogs escaped with a 42-41 win over the Ohio State Buckeyes to get into this game. The Horned Frogs advanced with a 51-45 win over the Michigan Wolverines. 

The 65 points were the most points scored in a College Football Playoff National Championship game. The previous high was 52 points by the Crimson Tide in their 52-24 win over the Buckeyes. 

Bulldogs quarterback Stetson Bennett went 18 of 25 for 304 yards. He had four touchdown passes. 

Kenny McIntosh had eight carries for 50 yards. Brock Bowers had seven receptions for 152 yards and one touchdown. 

Horned Frogs quarterback Max Duggan went 14 of 22 for 152 yards. He had two interceptions. 

Emari Demercado had 14 carries for 59 yards. Derius Davis had five receptions for 101 yards. 

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The Bulldogs scored 27 points in the second half. Bennett hit Bowers for a 22-yard touchdown reception. Bennett then connected with Ladd McConkey for a 14-yard touchdown reception. 

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Branson Robinson scored on a one-yard rushing touchdown. He also scored on a 19-yard rushing touchdown, as well. 

Georgia was also dominant in the first half. They went on a 31-0 run after the Horned Frogs scored their lone points. 

Bennett hit Adonai Mitchell for a 22-yard touchdown reception. Kendall Milton scored a one-yard rushing touchdown. Bennett also scored a six-yard rushing touchdown. 

The senior quarterback also connected with McConkey for a 37-yard touchdown reception. Bennett also scored a seven-yard rushing touchdown. 

Duggan scored the lone Horned Frogs score, as he scored on a two-yard rushing touchdown. 

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 12 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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