Georgia gets sweet revenge beating Alabama to be CFP Champions

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Indianapolis, IN- The new kings of college football is the Georgia Bulldogs defeating Alabama 33-18 at Lucas Oil Stadium for sweet revenge.  

Georgia Bulldogs head coach Kirby Smart celebrates following the CFP National Championship college football game against the Alabama Crimson Tide on Jan. 10, 2022 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
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Georgia quarterback Bennett started off the game little shaky retrieving his own unforced fumble on the opening series that resulted in a punt. He finished with two touchdowns and 224 yards completing 17-26 passes.   

“I knew when I fumble the ball, I was not going to lose this game,” said Bennett “Everybody doing their job.”  

On a free play due to Alabama jumping offside allowed Bennett throws a rocket to Adonai Mitchell for a 40-yard touchdown reception and regains the lead to never look back with 19-18 lead with 8:09 left in the game.

Alabama gave it one last shot down 26-18 and 1:09 left 3rd & 10 from the 44-yard line, Young was intercepted by Kelee Ringo #5 freshman who took it back for a touchdown. This pick six sealed the victory for Georgia and Smart.

Zamir White the Jr running back scored the team first touchdown of the game which could be seen as the door that was kicked open for more. Georgia took 13-9 lead late in the 3rd quarter.

Both defenses kept bending but also added just enough resistance to keep each other out the endzone. The first three scores in the game were all field goals with Alabama holding 6-3 lead in the 2nd quarter.

“No 2 defense in the Red Zone all year,” said Smart “We going to stop in the Red Zone that can’t run it, they would have to throw it.”

Young finally made a big play hitting tight end Cameron Latu on a 61-yard completion bomb to set up anther field goal with 9-3 lead.

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After forcing the running game, Bennett connected on play action pass to receiver George Pickens for 52 yards and the game longest play from scrimmage. In the 1st quarter for Georgia.

Young had a tough time trying to fend off the Georgia pressure and waiting for one of his young receivers to step up when the lights were bright.

Coming into the game Alabama was without receiver John Metchie #8 and lost Jameson Williams #1 left the game earlier with an injury. Young was waiting for anybody to step up for him, tight end Latu caught his lone touchdown.

Georgia defense stepped up keeping after Alabama all night, keeping them out of the end zone and only allowing 4 field goals in the first half was enough for a victory.  

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The Georgia Bulldogs with take the CFP Championship back to Georgia!