The Georgia Bulldogs football team has won the US college championship and ended a 41-year drought. In the final, the team surprisingly defeated the all-time winner Alabama Crimson Tide.
Big day for Georgia: Quarterback Stetson Bennett kisses the college trophy.
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Georgia had entered the game as an outsider, and not just in view of the Alabama dominance in the recent past (six titles in the past twelve years). Only last year the Crimson Tide won the trophy with today’s NFL quarterback Mac Jones (New England Patriots).
In the final in Indianapolis on Monday evening (local time) the two defensive rows dominated for a long time, the first touchdown of the game by Georgia’s running back Zamir White, who also gave the Bulldogs the first lead, was a long time coming until the end of the third quarter.
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The final quarter then offered plenty of spectacle and a total of 30 points: First Alabama turned the deficit and led 18:13, before Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett ensured play of the game with a 40-yard touchdown on wide receiver Adonai Mitchell. Shortly thereafter, Bennett increased with another touchdown, leaving Alabama with only one last drive to possibly equalize. Quarterback Bryce Young, however, threw the decisive interception, which Bulldogs corner Keele Ringo carried back to 33:18.
The win marks Georgia’s first college championship since 1980. Overall, it is the third title in history.