National Championship 2023: Every record Georgia set in historic victory over TCU

National Championship 2023: Every record Georgia set in historic victory over TCU

National Championship 2023: Every record Georgia set in historic victory over TCU

2022 CFP National Championship – TCU vs. Georgia
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Georgia’s 65-7 win over TCU in the College Football Playoff National Championship marked the most lopsided point differential for a bowl game in FBS history, beating the previous mark of 56 that LSU tied. with its 63-7 win over Purdue in this year’s Citrus Bowl. . The beating, which gave the Bulldogs their second consecutive national championship, also brought several other new records as UGA asserted its place at the top of the sport.

It marked the most lopsided margin of victory in a national title game since the BCS/CFP era of title games began in 1998. Previously, the most lopsided title win belonged to USC, who capped the 2004 college football season with a 55-19 thrashing of Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl. Monday night’s game made this one look like a nail biter by comparison. Georgia set new title game records for total points and most consecutive unanswered points with 55 after TCU scored to cut Georgia’s lead to 10-7 in the first quarter.

As the team records stood out, quarterback Stetson Bennett IV also came out with a bang. With four passing touchdowns and two rushing touchdowns, Bennett tied former LSU quarterback Joe Burrow’s title game record for most touchdowns scored. In the process, he became the first player in the BCS/CFP era to score at least two passing touchdowns and two or more rushing touchdowns in a national title game.

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It was the first time in Bennett’s career that he was responsible for four or more touchdowns in three consecutive games. He picked a good time to do so as the Bulldogs passed LSU in the SEC Championship Game to lock in the No. 1 seed in the CFP. Then came a heroic 42-41 win over Ohio State in the Peach Bowl. Finally, Monday evening, a decisive victory in the national championship.

Ironically, one of Georgia’s rare mistakes cost the Bulldogs another record. Junior kicker Jack Podlesny has scored 174 of 175 extra run attempts in his career. But he missed his last PAT try of the night in the fourth quarter. Due to the failure, UGA’s 65 points only tied the record for most points scored against a top-three opponent in the AP.

From the team’s perspective, the result marked Georgia’s most lopsided victory of the season, surpassing even their 55-0 victory over Vanderbilt on October 15. It was TCU’s most lopsided loss since 1986.

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