How Georgia Beat Alabama

The Georgia Bulldogs won their first NCAA College Football National Championship since 1980 when Herschel Walker led the Bulldogs to a 12-0 season. They beat the team that defeated them just over a month ago before by 17 points in Alabama.

So, how did Georgia get it done this time in the rematch of the two SEC powerhouse teams? It didn’t help that Alabama lost one of their best wide receivers in that SEC title game in John Metchie III, but then they also lost their other top wideout, Jameson Williams, in the first half of the national title game loss. Alabama struggled to get any kind of consistent offense out of their passing game without those two and especially in the red zone.

Georgia was also able to capitalize on some key turnovers and field position while Alabama did not. That proved to be one of the greatest factors in the Bulldogs coming away with the title win. The running game was also dominant for Georgia as their lead back, Zamir White, had 84 yards on just 13 carries and James Cook had 77 yards on six carries. Between the two of them, they averaged almost 8.5 yards per carry.

Taking advantage on mistakes from Alabama and maintaining good field position in addition to being able to run in big chunks is a recipe for success in any football game. Georgia won 33-18 for the national title victory.

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