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2022-23 College Football Playoff National Championship Game Recap: Georgia 65, TCU 7 | NFL News, Rankings and Statistics


On this version of David and Goliath, the large broke David’s slingshot and stomped him to a pulp.

A dynasty was born for the Georgia Bulldogs, because the top-ranked team eviscerated No. 3 TCU 65-7 within the College Football Playoff National Championship. It’s Georgia’s second-straight title, making the Bulldogs only the third team since 1980 to repeat as national champions: Nebraska in 1994-1995 and Alabama in 2011-2012.

It’s also the most important rating differential in national championship history, trumping the 36-point deficit that USC beat Oklahoma by in 2004.

Offensive Highlight: Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett saved his best for last. The senior currently has a 93.7 grade on first review, which can be a career-high. The previous walk-on accomplished 72% of his passes for 304 yards and 4 touchdowns, with two scores coming on the bottom as well.

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— ESPN (@espn) January 10, 2023

Bennett becomes the primary quarterback to win multiple national championships as a starter since Alabama’s A.J. McCarron a decade ago.

Defensive Highlight: Georgia interior defensive lineman Jalen Carter cemented his status as a top-five pick with a robust showing against the Horned Frogs. PFF’s No. 4 prospect within the 2023 Draft registered a few pressures on 20 pass-rushing snaps and finished with a game-high 76.6 grade on first review for defenders.

2023 NFL Draft Prospect Highlight: Georgia cornerback Kelee Ringo was absolutely lockdown for the Bulldogs. PFF’s No. 14 prospect within the 2023 NFL Draft was tasked with following TCU wide receiver Quentin Johnston, PFF’s top wide receiver within the draft. 

Ringo only allowed one catch for five yards on the night, with only 0.20 yards allowed per coverage snap. This comes after Johnston exploded for 163 yards and a touchdown against second-ranked Michigan within the semifinal.

Offensive Line Highlight: My biggest key for Georgia heading into this game was to dominate within the trenches and that’s exactly what the Bulldogs did. Georgia only allowed a pressure on 10.3% of its pass-blocking snaps and the Bulldogs had 112 rushing yards before contact. The inside of that offensive line especially dominated as guards Tate Ratledge, Xavier Truss and center Sedrick Van Pran didn’t allow any pressures on the night.

Box Rating

TCU Horned Frogs
Max Duggan14 / 221526.90246
Chandler Morris0 / 1000039.6
Georgia Bulldogs
Stetson Bennett18 / 253041240152
Carson Beck2 / 3311000101
TCU Horned Frogs
Derius Davis1220
Emari Demercado14594.20
Max Duggan10-38-41
Emani Bailey294.50
Chandler Morris1440
Georgia Bulldogs
Stetson Bennett339132
Kenny McIntosh8506.20
Sevaughn Clark53570
Daijun Edwards53060
Ladd McConkey114140
Kendall Milton10333.31
Brock Bowers2157.50
Branson Robinson74262
TCU Horned Frogs
Derius Davis5101200
Emari Demercado1-2-20
Taye Barber1880
Geor’Quarius Spivey110100
Jared Wiley21470
Blair Conwright115150
Corey Wren1110
Quentin Johnston1330
Emani Bailey1220
Georgia Bulldogs
Kearis Jackson120200
Kenny McIntosh1-1-10
Daijun Edwards21260
Ladd McConkey588182
Arian Smith1330
Darnell Washington128280
Brock Bowers7152221
Adonai Mitchell122221
Dillon Bell111110


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