Alabama vs Georgia: Final Score & Results
After a slow start in which the teams traded field goals in the first half, Georgia came alive in the second half and held off a late comeback attempt to defeat Alabama 33-18 on Monday, claiming the Bulldogs’ first national championship since 1980.
In the first half, Georgia punted on three of its first five drives and kicked field goals on the other two, before scoring touchdowns on three of its final four drives. With 54 seconds left, Kelee Ringo threw a game-winning 79-yard pick-six.
With 11:35 left in the fourth quarter, Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett committed a costly, disputed turnover, allowing Alabama to take an 18-13 lead with 10:14 remaining. He went 4-for-4 for 83 yards and two touchdowns after that. Bennett completed 17 of 26 passes for 226 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions.
The Bulldogs gained 399 yards on the ground but just 30 on the ground, and they only ran 56 plays compared to Alabama’s 85.
Jameson Williams, Alabama’s top receiver, went down with a knee injury in the first half. The Crimson Tide’s offensive woes were exacerbated by his absence and Georgia’s strong pass rush. They only gained 4.7 yards per play, Bryce Young was sacked four times after not being sacked at all in the SEC championship game against Georgia, and one of the top third-down teams in the country went 9 for 20 on Monday.
Georgia coach Kirby Smart avenged his team’s losses in the SEC championship game and the 2018 national championship game with the victory. He is the first Georgia coach to defeat Nick Saban since Mark Richt in 2007. He joins Jimbo Fisher as the only former Nick Saban aide to defeat him.
Throughout the 2022 College Football Playoff national championship, Sporting News provided live updates and highlights. For more information, see the links below.
Alabama vs Georgia score: