Georgia Bulldogs Vs Alabama
And now we get back to the football game. It has turned out to be a very ugly one, filled with lots of turnovers, missed opportunities, and some really unsightly play by both teams.
INDIANAPOLIS -- No. 3 Georgia exorcised myriad demons Monday night, overcoming No. 1 Alabama, coach Nick Saban and decades of close calls to win the 2022 College Football National Championship and claim its first crown since 1980. What started as a field goal fest opened up in the second half with the Bulldogs creating big plays on both sides of the ball and ultimately stemming the defending champion Crimson Tide, 33-18.
On December 4, 2021 the two teams met again for the Southeast Conference Championship Game in Atlanta. Georgia was undefeated and ranked number one in the nation at the time while Alabama had one loss and was ranked number three. Alabama again prevailed, 41-24, this time dominating the majority of the game. After both teams prevailed in their national semifinal matchup, the teams again faced off on January 10, 2022, in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game, marking the shortest span between two successive matchups in the rivalry. Georgia won the National Championship with a 33-18 victory. This marks Georgia's first National Championship since 1980. It was also Georgia's first win over Alabama since September 27, 2007, snapping a seven-game losing streak against Alabama. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)
Five months and more than 800 games will finally culminate Monday in Lucas Oil Stadium when the 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship is decided in … a rematch. The national final features two teams that not only spent the better part of the season considered by most to be a cut above the rest but also played each other four weeks ago.
The eighth final of the College Football Playoff pits No. 1 Alabama against No. 3 Georgia, with the Tide seeking their seventh national championship in the past 13 seasons and the Bulldogs seeking their first since 1980. It will be Alabama’s sixth appearance in the national final in the past seven years, including last year’s title-winning turn. For Georgia, it will be a chance for Kirby Smart to break a winless streak against his former boss, Alabama coach Nick Saban, and an opportunity for the fan base to exorcise the Tua Tagovailoa and DeVonta Smith demons of 2018. (Source: fivethirtyeight.com)