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Gary Putnik | NCAA.com | January 13, 2022

Georgia pulls away from Alabama to win first national title since 1980

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Every dog has its day, turns out this one is just a bit sweeter than most. The Georgia Bulldogs capture their first national championship since 1980 as they beat Alabama 33-18 in the 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship.

The first half was a barn burner as both teams struggled to capitalize in the red zone as it finished 9-6 in favor of the Crimson Tide. Each defense did its best to keep each other’s offense from finding the end zone.

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Both defenses continued their dominance into the second half where Georgia had two interceptions, including Kelee Ringo’s pick-six to lock up the win, and a blocked field goal. Alabama also got a turnover of their own on a Stetson Bennett fumble. 

Georgia’s run game had an awakening in the second half. After just 27 yards in the first, the Bulldogs bounced back for 113 and a touchdown in the second. 

Even Bennett hit his stride in the second half, as he recorded two touchdowns of his own and finished with 224 yards in the air. 

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Alabama’s Bryce Young made the most of his offense after losing WR Jameson Williams in the first half due to a knee injury. Young racked up 369 yards, one touchdown and two picks on 35 completions. 

From top to bottom, Georgia’s defense looked like a different beast compared to the SEC Championship performance. The Bulldogs continued to get pressure on Young and rarely missed tackles in the open field. 

This will be a title to remember after all the heartbreak this program has gone through over the years. 

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