Well, that got out of hand, didn’t it?
The No. 1 Georgia Bulldogs left zero doubt in the 2023 College Football Playoff Championship Game on Monday, bludgeoning the No. 3 TCU Horned Frogs in a 65-7 rout. It was the largest margin of victory in a title game since the creation of the Bowl Coalition in 1992 and the Dawgs have now won back-to-back national championships.
Quarterback Stetson Bennett IV was superb in his final game with UGA, throwing for 304 yards and four touchdowns and added an additional two touchdowns on the ground. A huge part of his success was owed to Brock Bowers and Ladd McConkey, who combined for 240 receiving yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, the Dawgs harassed TCU quarterback Max Duggan for five sacks and defensive back Javon Bullard came away with two of the interceptions.
We kept track of all of the gory action in this blowout below:
Final- Georgia 65, TCU 7
7:23- Branson Robinson touchdown again. They missed the PAT, so at least TCU has that going for it.
Georgia 59, TCU 7
9:24- Freshman Branson Robinson is able to get himself a touchdown in the title game.
13:25- Stetson Bennett gets a standing ovation as he exits the field for the final time. Who would’ve thought this former walk-on would become a two-time national champion winning quarterback at Georgia? Those car dealerships in the Peach State are coming soon I tell you.
Georgia 52, TCU 7
2:17- Stetson Bennett to Ladd McConkey. You know the drill. Dawgs backups should be in soon.
Georgia 45, TCU 7
10:52- The domination continues. Stetson Bennett hits Brock Bowers for another touchdown. Running up on the point where Georgia could start putting in its backups soon.
Halftime score- Georgia 38, TCU 7
00:26- Turns out Georgia wasn’t done in the first half and the Death Star has been fully activated. Javon Bullard picked off Max Duggan again in the final minute and Stetson Bennett hit Adonai Mitchell for a 22-yard touchdown. We have officially hit garbage time before the first half.
Georgia 31, TCU 7
1:19- The defending national champions have completely strong armed the Horned Frogs in the first half. Kendall Milton punches in another touchdown and the Dawgs extend their lead out even further.
6:24- Things are starting to spiral for TCU. A deep Max Duggan pass was picked off by Javon Bullard. Georgia football yet again.
JAVON BULLARD WITH THE PICK pic.twitter.com/MBgh0UOaJo— Barstool UGA National Champions (@ugabarstool) January 10, 2023
Georgia 24, TCU 7
8:30- With the precision of a surgical knife, Georgia carved its way down the field and capped the drive with another Stetson Bennett touchdown run. Dawgs cruising in the first half.
Georgia 17, TCU 7
2:43- It’s been the Stetson Bennett-Ladd McConkey show for the Georgia offense so far. The quarterback went play action and fired off a perfect 37-yard strike to the wideout to put the Dawgs back up by two scores.
HOW DID LADD MCCONKEY GET SO WIDE OPEN??? pic.twitter.com/OlkgqjTZnz— Mr Matthew CFB (@MrMatthewCFB) January 10, 2023
Georgia 10, TCU 7
4:45- Stetson Bennett gets a rushing touchdown and so does Max Duggan. The Horned Frogs quarterback makes an easy ready to basically walk it in for a touchdown and TCU is on the board.
6:03- After fumbling, Derius Davis redeems himself by taking advantage of a coverage bust for a long gain. The Horned Frogs are within striking distance on the UGA 11.
Georgia 10, TCU 0
6:51- UGA’s drive stalled out in the red zone, but they were able to tack on three.
9:30- TCU is in some trouble early. Wide receiver Derius Davis fumbled and it was recovered by UGA on the Horned Frogs 33.
Georgia 7, TCU 0
11:01- Georgia draws first blood. After forcing a TCU three-and-out to start the game, UGA went on a quick five-play drive where Stetson Bennett took a read option 21 yards to paydirt. Dawgs on top.
Georgia wins the toss and will defer to the second half. TCU will get the ball to start. Game on.
LaDainian Tomlinson in the house pic.twitter.com/sQ04WLsFy4— Matt Fortuna (@Matt_Fortuna) January 10, 2023
6:25 p.m. update ET: Newy Scruggs of NBC 5 in Dallas-Fort Worth reported that running back Kendre Miller is officially out for tonight’s title game matchup against Georgia. TCU will be without one of its top offensive weapons and will have to rely on Emari Demercado to carry the Horned Frogs on the ground tonight.