Georgia Wins Back-To-Back Championships


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   On Monday, January 9, in Los Angeles, California, the Georgia Bulldogs captured their second straight national championship, and fourth in program history.

   After a forty-one year title drought, Georgia became the first program to go back-to-back since Alabama in 2011-2012, dismantling TCU in the process by a final score of 65-7. This fifty-eight point victory not only capped off an undefeated season, but was the largest margin of victory in a bowl game in college football history. 

   The two teams had much different paths to the title game. Georgia made it through their SEC gauntlet unscathed with relative ease and earned the number one seed. They faced Ohio State in the Peach Bowl in what turned out to be a game that came down to the wire. An Ohio State missed field goal as time expired delivered Georgia a 42-41 victory and a trip back to the National Championship. 

   TCU played in eight close games during the regular season and managed to win them all, but their luck finally ran out in the BIG 12 championship game, losing to Kansas State. However, TCU rebounded with an upset of BIG 10 champion Michigan 51-45 in the Fiesta Bowl, extending their unlikely ascent to the championship game. 

   The game itself was never competitive. TCU opened with a three and out and Georgia immediately scored. TCU then fumbled the ball away on their second drive, but appeared to show some life, holding Georgia to a field goal and then scoring a touchdown of their own. 

   Unfortunately for TCU, that would be the last of any hope. The game was essentially over before halftime, and Georgia would score fifty-five unanswered to seal a championship. 

   For Georgia, this marks their second championship in as many years, asserting themselves as a perennial power in the sport for years to come. TCU will look to build on a successful season, and put the embarrassment of this loss behind them. All teams, including Georgia, will have to reload in hopes of competing for a national championship next fall.