The march to the championship game began with the TCU Horned Frogs taking on the Michigan Wolverines in the Fiesta Bowl in Arizona. TCU jumped out to an early lead of 21-3 in the second quarter. TCU was then able to maintain this lead for the remainder of the game. The crucial play of the game came when Michigan needed to convert a 4th and 10 with 35 seconds left in the game. Following a fumbled snap, it appeared that a TCU player delivered an illegal hit to a Michigan tight end. After reviewing the play, the referees decided there was no penalty and TCU went on to kneel their way to victory.
Ohio State, another Big 10 School, suffered a heartbreaking defeat to Georgia on New Year’s Eve. Led by Heisman finalist, quarterback CJ Stroud, Ohio State held a 14 point lead going into the fourth quarter. Following a fourth quarter comeback by Georgia, the Buckeyes found themselves down merely one point with the ball and a minute left on the clock. Ohio State then drove down the field and set up for a 50 yard field goal attempt to take the lead. Unfortunately for the Buckeyes, they missed the kick as the clock struck midnight and the year and their season came to an end.
Georgia began their 2022 season-long campaign when they blew out Oregon 49-3 in the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The Bulldogs then finished out 2022 by taking down Ohio State in the semi-final game, once again, in Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Heading into the National Championship game, Pace Sophomore and Georgia fan, Gavin Sender, believed “Georgia is the most talented team in college football. From recruiting to the game itself, no one can beat Georgia.”
From kickoff in Sofi Stadium to the final whistle, the Georgia Bulldogs overpowered the TCU Horned Frogs. Scoring opened only four minutes into the game when Georgia quarterback and Heisman finalist, Stetson Bennet IV, ran the ball in from 21 yards. Following a Georgia field goal, TCU was able to march down the field and score a touchdown to cut Georgia’s lead to three points. What followed, however, was a complete obliteration. Georgia went on to score 55 unanswered points and win their second consecutive National Championship. As Sender concluded, “Georgia clearly outmatched and outplayed TCU.”