After a long season of college football, the Georgia Bulldogs hoisted the crystal football after knocking off Alabama in the national championship game. It was a season to remember for head coach Kirby Smart’s bunch, who brought the school its first national title since 1980.
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In the meantime, we’re here to rank the top five moments of the Georgia Bulldogs season. Let’s dive in!
#5: Defense spurs a strong start
The season-opening showdown between Georgia and Clemson wasn’t exactly aesthetically pleasing. The Bulldogs recorded just 256 yards of total offense, and that unit didn’t find the end zone once all afternoon.
However, the defense held the Tigers to just two rushing yards on 23 attempts, and it was that group of 11 that scored the game’s only touchdown. Christopher Smith picked off D.J. Uiagalelei and raced 74 yards for a pick-six, and Georgia held on for the 10-3 victory.
#4: Bennett takes the reins
Much was made of Georgia’s so-called quarterback controversy early in the year. Stetson Bennett won the job after JT Daniels went down to an early-season injury.
And while he wasn’t what anyone would call a highlight reel, he proved himself to be an incredibly effective game manager who made the throws he needed to make. Signs of his skill were evident when the Bulldogs traveled to Auburn.
Unrattled by the hostile environment, Bennett threw for 231 yards and two scores in a 34-10 victory.
#3: A statement shutout
The eyes of the college football world were on the Bulldogs as they hosted #8 Arkansas in early October.
The Razorbacks came in undefeated, with a pair of wins over ranked opponents, including a neutral-site win over #7 Texas A&M.
Georgia, however, made Arkansas look ordinary. The Bulldog defense kept the visitors off the scoreboard with one of its best performances of the year, while Georgia’s rushing attack marched up and down the field at will to the tune of 273 yards on 56 carries.
#2: Never looking like a loser
Georgia’s national semifinal game came against Michigan, and the Wolverines were riding high after back-to-back wins over Ohio State and Iowa.
However, this game’s outcome was never once in doubt. Georgia scored the game’s first 17 points, led 27-3 at the half, and coasted to a 34-11 win that felt like a much bigger blowout.
The Bulldogs racked up 521 yards of total offense, forced three Michigan turnovers, and limited the run-heavy Wolverines to just 91 yards on the ground.
#1: Getting revenge on a big stage
Alabama throttled Georgia, 41-24, in the SEC championship game, and the two sides met again for all the marbles just a month later.
This time, though, the result was very different. Bennett threw a pair of touchdown passes late in the 33-18 victory, and Kelee Ringo took a Bryce Young interception to the house to ensure the Bulldogs, not the Crimson Tide, would go down in history as national champions.