The Georgia Bulldogs came from behind to beat Alabama Crimson Tide to win the college football national championship for the first time since 1980.
Walk-on quarterback Stetson Bennett kept his composure and threw two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter, beating Number 1 Alabama 33-18.
The nation’s top two teams split five field goals in the first half as neither team could get much offence going. Alabama led 9-6. One of the biggest talking points in the first half was a serious-looking knee injury to star Alabama receiver Jameson Williams, who did not return.
The game lit up in the third quarter when James Cook broke off a 67-yard run to the Crimson Tide’s 8-yard line. Two plays later and Zamir White would run in a 1-yard score to give Georgia a 13-9 lead.
Alabama would answer with a field goal before the momentum turned in their favour as Bennett fumbled when taking a sack and Nick Saban’s side recovered at Georgia’s 15-yard line.
Bryce Young would hookup with Cameron Latu to give Alabama an 18-13 lead early in the fourth quarter but they failed to convert the 2-point conversion attempt. It would be the final time Nick Saban’s team would score this season.
On the following drive, Stetson Bennett would toss a 40-yard touchdown to Adonai Mitchell to put the Bulldogs back up. He would then find Brock Bowers on a 15-yard pass to the endzone and a 27-18 lead with just 3:33 remaining.
Bryce Young would get the ball back needing two scores, but struggled on deep passes all night, culminating in a pick six from Kelee Ringo to seal the deal.
Georgia finished the season with a 14-1 record and finally getting the big win over Alabama.