Georgia’s dominating CFP title win sends message: ‘We run the sport now’

Georgia’s dominating CFP title win sends message: ‘We run the sport now’

Georgia’s dominating CFP title win sends message: ‘We run the sport now’

As the 2022 college football season approaches, Georgia the players shared a message with head coach Kirby Smart about the style of play they wanted to bring to the field.

“Our kids said, ‘We want to play from an aggressive point of view,'” Smart said. “We’re not going to let people chase us this year. That’s not what it’s about. We’re going to chase you every try and pressure you every try.”

This post was on full screen on Monday night in the Bulldogs dominant 65-7 victory over TOS in the College Football Playoff National Championship.

There were plenty of highlights throughout the game for Georgia, but there was one moment in particular that, according to college football analyst FOX Sports Joel Klattlet the college football world know that Georgia now rules the sport.

Holding a 59-7 lead with 10:08 remaining in the game, Smart opted to go fourth-and-5 from the TCU 24-yard line. Backup QBs Carson Beck completed an 11-yard pass to Dillon Bell, and the Bulldogs scored two plays later.

“I think Kirby Smart and Georgia were sending a message to all of college football that they’re running college football now,” Klatt said of Smart’s decision to go on that fourth try. “Everyone is chasing the Georgia Bulldogs, and in many ways, that fourth quarter and those decisions, it was Kirby who announced to the world: We run the sport. You come here against the Dawgs, you better wrap up your game. belt.”

Has Georgia taken the college football throne?

Has Georgia taken the college football throne?

Joel Klatt explains why the Georgia Bulldogs are the kings of college football and have dethroned Alabama.

The Bulldogs were dominant from kickoff Monday night, beating the Horned Frogs 589-188, while converting 32 first downs to TCU’s nine. Perhaps the most alarming statistic, and there were many, was that Georgia didn’t punt until the third quarter.

When asked what he was looking for from his team before kick-off, Smart gave a short and simple answer that turned out to be true. “Aggression,” he said. “We are going hunting tonight.”

That’s exactly what Georgia did, and while Smart’s aggressive pleas may have raised some eyebrows, Klatt understood that it was part of that larger message he was sending.

“Some teams can buckle up and play a great game against them, but that’s the message he was sending, and I can’t argue with that,” Klatt said. “Kirby has no obligation to call the dogs, and I think Sonny Dykes would probably agree with me. If you can’t stop their backups, that’s not his problem. And I agree with that.”

It’s no secret that Georgia didn’t play its best game against Ohio State in a narrow 42-41 victory at the Peach Bowl. History was not going to repeat itself on Monday, and Smart made sure the college football world understood that.

The Bulldogs totaled 11 offensive possessions in the game and scored on 10 of them, not counting the game’s final drive, which resulted in a game-winning lineup and three straight knees. The 72 points Georgia accumulated marked the highest point total ever in a BCS/CFP championship game.

It was the most dominant college football national title performance not only in the college football playoff era, but possibly ever, leading Klatt to make the following assessment.

“Kirby Smart and Georgia passed Alabama,” Klatt said.

Georgia still has a long way to go before its trophy cabinet is as full as Alabama’s — the Crimson Tide have 18 national championships to the Bulldogs’ three — but what Smart has done in seven seasons is everything. simply remarkable.

Since arriving in Athens in 2016, Smart has compiled an 81-15 record, which includes six AP Top 10 finishes, five SEC division titles, two conference championships and now two national championships.

Since Georgia won its first national title in 1980, only three other programs have won back-to-back national championships: Nebraska (1994-95), USC (2003-04), and Alabama (2011-12).

The stats certainly back up the fact that Georgia is indeed the new measuring stick in sports. The days of fans thinking “Alabama is going to win it all again this year” are over, and Smart has made sure of that.

“Alabama’s current run is the best we’ve ever seen in college football. I don’t think we’ll see it matched,” Klatt said. “Having said that, if you take more of a micro perspective of what we’ve seen over the last 18-19 months in college football, Georgia is the preeminent program in the sport now. They run the sport.”

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