Georgia football has entered its dynasty era
The GIST: Georgia has entered its dynasty era. As mentioned, the No. 1 Bulldogs dissected the No. 3 TCU Horned Frogs Monday night to take the natty for the second consecutive year. Turns out their bark is as bad as their bite.
How it happened: The CFP semis may have been tight battles, but the championship was a bloodbath. The Horned Frogs’ end zone remained empty except for TCU’s Heisman finalist QB Max Duggan’s first-quarter TD, while the Bulldogs, led by the aforementioned fellow Heisman finalist Bennett, owned the field.
- TCU, who entered Monday averaging 41 points and 474 yards per game, was held to just 188 yards with three turnovers, while Georgia’s offense accounted for 615 (!!!) yards.
The significance: This one broke all the records. Georgia is now the only back-to-back champ in the CFP era and just the third FBS squad ever to finish with a perfect 15-0 season. The 58-point dub wasn’t just the largest margin of victory in natty history, it was the biggest for any bowl game ever.
- Even more impressive? The ’Dawgs did it after losing 15 players to last year’s NFL draft. Mindblowing.
- Then there’s Bennett, the former walk-on, who finished his collegiate career by notching a 29-3 record, breaking the program’s single-season passing yards record, and exiting with a well-deserved curtain call.
What’s next: Given that Georgia has become an incubator for NFL talent, the Bulldogs will lose some big names, like the expected top defensive pick, lineman Jalen Carter, star tight end (TE) Darnell Washington, and Bennett to the pros. Even so, the ’Dawgs are already projected to three-peat next year, a feat unheard of since the 1930s.