UGA Champs

Players congratulate UGA quarterback Stetson Bennett after a play during the national championship football game on Jan. 9, 2023

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The Georgia Bulldogs have won back-to-back college football championships after defeating Texas Christian University at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday night.

Coach Kirby Smart's top-ranked Georgia Bulldogs won the championship last year, and Monday night UGA became the first school to repeat as champs in major college football since Alabama a decade ago, and the first to go back-to-back in the nine-year history of the four-team playoff, the Associated Press reported.

UGA beat TCU 65-7, giving Georgia the record for most points scored in a national title game.

Heisman Trophy finalist Stetson Bennett and the Bulldogs had been the No. 1 team in the country in 21 of the last 23 AP Top 25 college football polls, dating back to Oct. 10, 2021.

For Bennett, this second straight national championship capped his own unlikely journey from walk-on at Georgia to junior college to a return to Athens and surprising rise to the top of the depth chart.

Since the Bulldogs won their first national title in 1980, only three teams have won consecutive national titles: Nebraska (1994-1995), USC (2003-2004) and Alabama (2011-2012).

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