It's celebration time (again) for the Georgia Bulldogs, as they have knocked off the TCU Horned Frogs in the 2023 College Football Playoff National Championship to secure their second straight title.
Led by quarterback Stetson Bennett, the Bulldogs rolled over the Horned Frogs 65-7 to become the first team since the 2011-12 Alabama Crimson Tide to win consecutive titles. Bennett finished the game with 304 passing yards, 39 rushing yards and six total touchdowns (four passing, two rushing), earning him the College Football Playoff's most outstanding player award.
Georgia's defense also deserves props for shutting down a potent TCU offense. The Bulldogs held the Horned Frogs to two third-down conversions on 11 tries and forced three turnovers.
Here are some numbers behind Georgia's thrashing of TCU in the national championship:
65: The Bulldogs scored 65 points on the Horned Frogs, the most in a BCS/CFP title game. They also tied the record for most points scored against an AP top-five team (the Oklahoma Sooners scored 65 against the Texas Tech Red Raiders in 2008).
58: Georgia's 58-point margin of victory is the biggest in any bowl game and the second largest in a matchup between AP top-five teams. The loss is the sixth-largest defeat in TCU program history.
6: Bennett did it all on Monday night, as he was responsible for six of Georgia's touchdowns, tying Joe Burrow for most in a BCS/CFP championship game.
84: For TCU, Monday's loss was a sour ending to a magical season. The defeat also extended the Horned Frogs' national championship drought to 84 seasons, the longest in college football since the beginning of the AP poll era (1936).
51 and 7: To put in perspective how lopsided the game was, Georgia ran 51 plays in its opponent's territory compared to just seven such plays for TCU.
SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles was rocking throughout the 2023 CFP title game. Here are the best sights and sounds from Monday's championship matchup.
Dawgs continue to dominate
Georgia continued its onslaught in the third quarter, adding 14 points and shutting out the Horned Frogs in the frame. The Bulldogs are up 52-7 after three.
Spectators flocked to social media to offer their analysis of the lopsided contest.
hypnoDAWG.mp4 pic.twitter.com/63RTmK4xjr— Georgia Football (@GeorgiaFootball) January 10, 2023
Let's just call it lol Georgia champs😂😂😂 sheesh🔥‼️— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) January 10, 2023
😬 6 Touchdowns is where we gotta draw the line. #CFBPlayoff— Patrick Peterson /P2 (@P2) January 10, 2023
I officially turned the game off— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) January 10, 2023
I guess this is why TCU was never let into the playoffs.. sec football is just different. #sec #FCSChampionship— Patrick Patterson (@pdpatt) January 10, 2023
Georgia up big over TCU
It was all Bulldogs in the first half. UGA quarterback Stetson Bennett dazzled with his feet and his arm, scoring four total touchdowns (two rushing, two passing) before the break. Georgia's defense has stonewalled TCU so far, forcing three turnovers and holding the Horned Frogs to just seven points. Fans across social media chimed in with their thoughts on Georgia's dominant start.
UGA mad from last game and taking it out on TCU — Mecole Hardman Jr. (@MecoleHardman4) January 10, 2023
Hey @TCUFootball you just need five Touchdowns. It could happen! 🤷🏾♂️ #CFBPlayoff— Patrick Peterson /P2 (@P2) January 10, 2023
Yea this about to get ugly— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) January 10, 2023
Georgia about to set a record for winning margin in a title game tonight— Josh Hart (@joshhart) January 10, 2023
Beatin the stew out TCU— ROBERT MATHIS QBH8r (@RobertMathis98) January 10, 2023
Y'all already knew I was going for the Bulldogs but I thought it would be a bit closer than this— Renee Montgomery (@ReneeMontgomery) January 10, 2023
TCU fans rn: pic.twitter.com/zpNvIAXnWG— ESPN College Football (@ESPNCFB) January 10, 2023
This how y'all feelin' @GeorgiaFootball #CFBPlayoff | #NationalChampionship | #GoDawgs pic.twitter.com/yZxQt8ZhXn— College Football Playoff (@CFBPlayoff) January 10, 2023
Pat McAfee plays hero
ESPN "College GameDay" analyst Pat McAfee showed off his quick reflexes by catching an extra point that almost hit former Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow.
Getting loose in style
Georgia offensive lineman Broderick Jones made a bold fashion statement on the field with a furry face mask, shades and jewelry.
Broderick Jones 👀#NationalChampionship pic.twitter.com/XOZnKNCgeW— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) January 9, 2023
Stars at SoFi Stadium
Former NBA point guard Jason Kidd, Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic and UGA alumnus Matthew Stafford were in attendance for the 2023 CFP title game. TCU alumni Andy Dalton and LaDainian Tomlinson were also present to support their alma mater.
J-Kidd and Luka are rollin' with the Horned Frogs 🐸#NationalChampionship | @dallasmavs pic.twitter.com/uQieKTITzi— ESPN (@espn) January 10, 2023
The 𝗰𝗮𝗹𝗺. #GoDawgs | #NationalChampionship pic.twitter.com/RcmLlHfYfh— Georgia Football (@GeorgiaFootball) January 9, 2023
The teams arrive
𝑨𝒓𝒓𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒅 #GoDawgs | #NationalChampionship pic.twitter.com/yROBEFVHlo— Georgia Football (@GeorgiaFootball) January 9, 2023
The Arrival. #GoFrogs #DFWBig12Team #NattyFrogs #CFPPlayoff #NationalChampionship pic.twitter.com/atHnMEnloi— TCU Football (@TCUFootball) January 10, 2023
Taking it all in!#GoDawgs | #NationalChampions pic.twitter.com/POEhsepWrK— Georgia Football (@GeorgiaFootball) January 9, 2023
Setting the stage
The stage is set. One more hour to go time. 😤 #TCU #GoFrogs #NattyFrogs pic.twitter.com/LgVzXGWQC3— TCU (@TCU) January 9, 2023
Welcome to @SoFiStadium 🏟️#GoDawgs | #NationalChampionship pic.twitter.com/SSssJqRMw2— Georgia Football (@GeorgiaFootball) January 9, 2023
Uniforms for the natty
January 9, 2023
Celeb fans are hyped
Bring home the Natty, @tcufootball! Go Frogs! 🐸 #MFFL #CFBPlayoff@TCU_Athletics @Big12Conference pic.twitter.com/genXaPseRf— Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) January 9, 2023
Trae knows! @TheTraeYoung https://t.co/NPnIn1XduE— Georgia Football (@GeorgiaFootball) January 9, 2023
You heard the man @50cent @TreTomlinson #GoFrogs #DFWBig12Team #NattyFrogs #CFBPlayoff #NationalChampionship pic.twitter.com/DhXyeLUfHn— TCU Football (@TCUFootball) January 7, 2023
Bring it back home 🗣️— Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) January 9, 2023
Thanks for the love, @dallascowboys! 🤝🏈@TCUFootball x #NationalChampionship pic.twitter.com/r7LRDzBNHx
Welcome to SoCal
Both teams arrived in California on Friday afternoon.
𝐓𝐨𝐮𝐜𝐡𝐝𝐨𝐰𝐧 Horned Frogs 📍#CFBPlayoff | #NationalChampionship | #GoFrogs @TCUFootball pic.twitter.com/EiUHqHAZca— College Football Playoff (@CFBPlayoff) January 6, 2023
Where is Uga?
Georgia's beloved mascot, Uga X, will not be joining the team for the national championship game.
Local news outlets in Georgia are reporting that the English bulldog will not make the trip. Its owners said that a cross-country flight would be too difficult for the 9-year-old pup to make.
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