In an incredible game, Georgia beat Alabama to win the College season title.
Gave Georgia in the college football finals! Historic 33-18 triumph for the Bulldogs over Alabama and the end of a drought of more than 40 years without a trophy. The team had last won it in 1980.
In what was supposed to be a multi-point first half, everything was different in the opening 30 minutes. Alabama went into the locker rooms leading 9-6 with five touchdowns for both sides.
The sad note was due to the injury of Jameson Williams, who injured his knee after a reception. Georgia, one of the strongest defenses at the College, suffered 33 points just for Alabama in the 1st half of the grand final and also of the SEC conference decision (game in December, which ended with Alabama winning 41-24). In the other games of the season combined, Georgia conceded just 32 points.
Monday’s match was only the 3rd in College Football Finals history to have no first-half touchdown.
The 3rd period started more lively, but still no touchdowns. Bryce Young was intercepted by Christopher Smith and Georgia recovered the ball. On Alabama’s next possession, Georgia blocked a field goal and the score remained 9-6.
With 1:20 to go in the 3rd quarter, finally the first touchdown of the game. Zamir White’s one-yard run to put Georgia 13-9 ahead.
Alabama scored a field goal and forced a fumble early in the final period to change the course of the game. Bryce Young appeared for good and found a beautiful pass for Cameron Latu to turn the game over to Alabama – 18 to 13.
Then Stetson Bennett replied. Adonai Mitchell’s 40-yard touchdown with a wonderful pass from Georgia’s quarterback and the Bulldogs once again in front – 19-18.
Georgia knew how to control the clock very well and scored one more touchdown with 3:33 left and opened 26 to 18. Bryce Young still tried the last card, but was intercepted. Ringo managed to return for a touchdown and the Bulldogs took the victory and the title: 33 to 18.