Georgia Bulldogs celebrate National Championship victory with 65–7 thrashing of TCU Horned Frogs
The Georgia Bulldogs cruised to a second consecutive National Championship victory Monday night, soundly defeating the TCU Horned Frogs 65-7 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.
Alexander Bullard, a sophomore cornerback for the Bulldogs, scored Defensive MVP honors for his standout performance in containing TCU’s high-octane passing offense. Georgia smothered opposing quarterback Max Duggan, his lone big target Quentin Johnston, and the rest of the Horned Frogs offense, allowing only 152 yards through the air. Bullard had two interceptions, recovered a fumble in the first half and capped off his impressive performance with a 60-yard catch late in the first quarter.
When asked about the Bulldogs’ defense, Kelee Ringo, another member of the secondary, credited their high standards and short-mindedness. “In the past, there’s been kinks in certain parts of our game that we haven’t been able to do that, and I feel like today we were able to do that,” Ringo said.
Despite not having starter Kendre Miller in the lineup due to a sprained MCL, TCU’s Emari Demercado still rushed for 59 yards on 14 carries.
The Bulldogs set a few records of their own in the PFP title game. They scored the most points in the game, had the highest scoring first quarter and highest scoring first half, and tied the record for total touchdowns in the championship, with six from quarterback Stetson Bennett.
All of Stetson Bennett’s hard work didn’t go unnoticed by coach Kirby Smart, who said his 10-year-old son Andrew was in tears when he heard Bennett was leaving the team. “He’s 25 years old. He’s got to go,” Smart said.
Georgia’s national championship journey has been a remarkable one that’s sure to be celebrated for years to come.