By: Alyssa Britton-Harr
Georgia Bulldogs dominate the TCU Horn Frogs 65-7 in the National Championship
Georgia demolished TCU in the National Championship Monday night while limiting TCU to nothing but one touchdown in the first half. Stetson Bennett entering his retirement and ending his Bulldog career did not hold back Monday night. Bennett made phenomenal plays while scoring one touchdown after another.
Bennett is not the typical college football player, he was not offered a D1 scholarship out of high school, and the schools that did look at him thought he was too short and light. The only school that offered Bennett a scholarship was Middle Tennessee State. His freshman year, Bennett was a walk-on at Georgia, guaranteed no time on the field. He finally got the opportunity of his dreams, gaining the starting position in 2021 after JT Daniels was injured.
Stetson Bennett finally got the starting position, in 2021 leading the Dawgs to a 12-0 record and to the National Championship. The Bulldogs lost to Crimson Tide in 2021 but returned in 2022 to beat them in the championship. After Monday night’s game, the Bulldogs have won back-to-back championship titles for the first time since 1980.
While many fans were cheering for the underdog TCU Horn Frogs due to their surprise 12-1 record and astonishing season. TCU had high expectations with former SMU coach Sonny Dykes leading on the defensive side however, the Frogs had no chance against the Bulldogs offense.
Max Duggan is the second quarterback in TCU history, the other being New Orleans Saints Andy Dalton, to lead the Horn Frogs to an undefeated regular season record. Max Duggan has shown great potential however, after Monday’s Championship game; it is clear that Duggan and the rest of the Horn Frogs have many things to work on.
The Heisman runner-up made two big mistakes while under pressure when he threw two interceptions in addition to being sacked five times. In a big championship game like Mondays, it is also important to look at the coach; it was clear the team was not prepared for Georgia’s offense. In almost all of the Bulldog’s touchdowns, their offense was open as a clear day, and no TCU defensive player was even near them. From the TCU side, fans are wondering why weren’t changes made on the defensive side to have players lock the Bulldog’s offense down, but the answer is TCU had no answers for the Bulldog’s offense. They were just too good!
Now that the season has ended, there is no telling where these two quarterbacks will be next year. With Bennett retired, what will he do next? Will Duggan be drafted this year after he declared for the NFL draft?