Georgia, Alabama, reach the College Football Playoff National Championship Game 2022-by World

After knocking out their respective semi-final opponents on Friday, the 1st seeded Alabama Crimson Tide (13-1) and the 3rd seeded Georgia Bulldogs (13-1) will play for the College Football Playoff on Monday, January 10th National Championship 2022 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Of course, the last time the two powerhouses met each other only four weeks ago in the SEC Championship Game. Georgia, having lost that fight, made an impressive recovery on New Year’s Eve against number 2 seeded Michigan.

The Bulldogs scored a goal with their first five ball possession and smothered the Big Ten champions’ lauded attack in a 34-11 triumph at the Capital One Orange Bowl. UGA’s Stetson Bennett completed 20 of 30 passes for 310 yards and three touchdowns. Any remaining tension was effectively quelled towards the end of the first half when the former QB with Jermaine Burton hit a 57-yard TD on the sideline to put Georgia 27-3 ahead.

It was more than enough cushion for the number 1 national defense. The Bulldogs, who made it to the semifinals at just 9.5 points per game, kept Michigan in the red zone for five offensive snaps before the game was out of control. They also forced three ball losses, with cornerback Derion Kendrick intercepting two passes.

The decisive win brought Georgia a return to the CFP final against Alabama, which was similarly impressive in the earlier semifinals on Friday against fourth-placed Cincinnati in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic.

The Crimson Tide has made a dominant, stormy, and defensive effort to defeat their staunch challenger, the Group of Five, 27-6. Brian Robinson Jr. scored 204 of Alabama’s 301 yards on the ground while Heisman winner Bryce Young scored three points. The Crimson Tide recorded six sacks and six passes defended, giving up 218 yards and failing to give up a touchdown. Like Georgia, they never followed.

Conference colleagues now have nine days to prepare for a sequel to their SEC title bout, a 41-24 Alabama game on December 4 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. That result knocked the Bulldogs off the top of the rankings they’d held since early October after the Crimson Tide was defeated by Texas A&M. Georgia and Alabama also faced each other in the 2018 CFP championship game – an instant classic that saw the Crimson Tide make a 13-point comeback in the second half and win in overtime.

Georgia’s manager Kirby Smart, a former Alabama assistant to Nick Saban, is 0-4 against his old boss. The Bulldogs last won the national championship in 1980. The Crimson Tide, meanwhile, are aiming for their second straight title and seventh in 13 years.

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