To the Dawg Pound: Georgia Scorches TCU 65-7 in Route to Back-to-Back Titles

Tyson Gagliano, Editor

Georgia Bulldogs has defeated the TCU Horn Frogs 65-7 in the 2023 National Championship, claiming their second consecutive title. The game was played at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.

The game wasn’t competitive at all, with the Bulldogs quickly jumping out to a 17-7 lead at the end of the first, before adding three more touchdowns in the second.

Georgia’s 38 in the first half was the most in a national championship game.

The Dawgs continued to punish the Horn Frogs, scoring 27 in the second half to win 65-7.

The 58-point win was the most in bowl game history. Georgia QB Stetson Bennett, capped off a legendary career, winning his second national title, He became just the fourth to do so.

Bennett finished the game with 304 passing yards on 18/25 and four touchdowns.

As for opposing QB Max Duggan, who was a Heisman finalist, Duggan struggled, throwing for 152 yards on 14/22 and two interceptions.

The game was a major letdown for many, with the result being the polar opposite for both team’s semi-final games. TCU defeated the number two team in the nation Michigan, who took the Frogs down to the wire, ultimately coming up short 51-45.

For Georgia, their semifinal game wasn’t easy either, with number four Ohio State taking the Dawgs all the way down to the final seconds.

Unfortunately for Ohio State, kicker Noah Ruggles missed a game winning 50-yard field goal, ending their season and sending Georgia to another national title game.

With the historic blowout, Georgia Bulldog’s head coach Kirby Smart became the first coach to win back-to-back titles since his mentor Nick Saban did it with Alabama in 2011 and 2012.

Despite the embarrassing loss, TCU and head coach Sonny Dykes did something that no one saw coming.

The Horn Frogs had just 200-1 odds to make the national championship, the biggest underdog to reach the title game since the College Football Playoff began. For reference, Georgia’s odds were 4-1.

Smart and his team will attempt to do something that no team since Minnesota did in 1934-36. Win three straight national championships.