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2021 National Championship Review

Well, that’s it, another season of College Football draws to a close. And much like I predicted on the Star-Spangled Sportscast last week, this one was a real grind it out defensive affair, well at least until the 4th quarter. And for the first time in 40 years the Georgia Bulldogs are National  Champions.

After the disappointment of the SEC championship game, the Bulldogs refocused on the aim of winning the national championship, and once they had disposed of Michigan in the Orange Bowl 34-11, they focused on the rematch against Alabama. And for Kirby, after being an assistant to Alabama coach Nick Saban and suffering defeat at the hands of Saban’s Alabama back in 2018, this one had a little more importance on the line for him personally.

12/4/20 – Atlanta – Georgia fans after Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Stetson Bennett (13) pass is intercepted and returned for a touchdown during the fourth quarter of the SEC Championship football game between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Alabama Crimson Tide. Hyosub Shin / Hyosub.Shin@ajc.com

Despite the sides trading Field goals in the first half, the game was anything but boring. Both sides defences came to play and despite being on the wrong end of a lot of penalties(some would say an unfair amount) Georgia went into the Half time break on being down 9-6. Plenty for both sides to correct but also no a lot to be upset about, especially from a defensive standpoint.

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The 3rd quarter got off to a flyer for Georgia as they were the first team to score a touchdown. A 1 yard run into the end zone from Georgia Running back Zamir White was all I took to give the Dogs there first lead of the game. But it was there defence that stepped up when it mattered, yet again limiting Bama to just one Field goal for the quarter.

In the 4th quarter it was Bama who started the scoring, finally finding the end-zone through a 3 yard pass from Bryce Young to Tight End Cameron Latu giving Bama the 18-12 lead, but that would be the last time Bama would score this game. 3 4th quarter touchdowns and leading to 20 points would be all she wrote and more than enough to give Georgia their 1st National Championship in 40 years. Stetson Bennet with 2 passing TD’s in the 4th and a Pick 6 to freshman Keelee Ringo would put the game to bed and end what was a very tough game for Heisman trophy winning Bama QB Bryce Young.

Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett kisses the national championship trophy after the Bulldogs defeated the Crimson Tide, KIRBY LEE, USA TODAY SPORTS

So for the fans in Athens Georgia, celebrations will be happening throughout the night. Surely partying in the streets is on the cards, and so they should. They’ve been the most dominant team all season and aside from one pretty major slip up in the SEC Championship game, they have been the best and proved it tonight. Congratulations to all the Bulldogs fans including our very own Dan Nichols. Definitely be having a few drinks when he gets home for sure.

The Bulldogs defeated Alabama to win their first national title since 1980 Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

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