College Football National Championship


Courtesy of USA Today

Scott Harris, Sports Editor

The Texas Christian University Horned Frogs battled against the University of Georgia Bulldogs in the college football national championship at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. Both teams fought long and hard to get to the top spot in the CFB rankings to earn their spot even in the playoffs. TCU had a monumental season in 2022 after going a remarkable 13 wins and 1 loss following an under .500 season in 2021 at 5-7. This change for the Horned Frogs can be conclusive from the schools new head coach Sonny Dykes. Dykes had been hired after the resignation of twenty year coach Gary Patterson. The Georgia bulldogs were looking to go back to back in national titles this year, winning the championship in 2022 as well. Georgia was led to an undefeated 13-0  by their quarterback Stetson Bennett who has been criticized for his eye-opening age of 25 as a college quarterback.

To start off this highly thrilling matchup the Georgia Bulldogs took the first quarter by a long run with the first touchdown of the game ran in by QB Stetson Bennett for 24 yards. After being run down in the next offensive play by TCU’s defense, the Bulldogs made their second field goal attempt with the kick by Jack Podlesny. TCU answered back with a touchdown run by Max Dugan for 2 yards to bring the score to 10-7 Bulldogs. One touchdown wouldn’t be enough to respond for the horned frogs as Georgia responded with one more touchdown to end the first quarter.

The second quarter saw 3 more Georgia touchdowns. The first touchdown of the quarter was another ball run in by Stetson Bennet for 6 yards. Kendall Milton had the next one on a 1 yard run and then shortly after Adonai Mitchell caught a 22 yard dime from Bennet to perpetuate the Bulldogs lead to 38-7. 

After both marching bands made their way off the fields after playing their respective halftime show tunes, both teams were seemingly ready to play football. However, only one proved their readiness as 5 minutes into the 3rd quarter the UGA Bulldogs fired again with another 22 yard receiving touchdown this time by Brock Bowers. Ladd McConkey had the next touchdown in this blowout effort to close out the 3rd with a 14 yard reception from Bennet. The fourth quarter began and this final quarter proved to be the nail in the coffin for TCU and the dream quarter for Branson Robinson of Georgia. Robinson tallied down the final two touchdowns for the Bulldogs and they won their back to back national championship in blowout fashion to the Horned Frogs. The final score being a whopping 65-7 at the final whistle