Seth Udinski, FISM News
The Georgia Bulldogs claimed the college football national championship after defeating the Alabama Crimson Tide 33-18 on Monday night.
The win gave the University of Georgia their first championship in over 40 years. The win got the elephant-sized monkey off the programs back as Alabama has bested the Bulldogs in their last 7 matchups, including this year’s SEC championship game. While at first glance it may appear that Georgia ran away with the game, it was a much closer battle than the score indicates.
The Bulldogs had to climb back from a 3-point first-half deficit as both teams could only muster up field goals in what was initially a defensive struggle. The scoring came a little more easily in the second half as Georgia former walk-on QB Stetson Bennett cemented his legacy by throwing 2 TDs to lead his team to victory. The Bulldogs sealed the win when DB Kelee Ringo pick took an interception 79-yards back to the house for the final TD of the game with just a minute left to play.
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Head coach Kirby Smart said afterward,
I told the guys in the locker room, just take a picture of this, because I think back to the ’80 championship picture and seeing all those players and the Frank Walkers and the Herschel Walkers and all these people that have reached out and said things. Our guys have accomplished that, something special, and as they say, they’ve become legendary, and I want that for them.