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Georgia Bulldogs Release National Championship Game Trailer

January 9, 2022
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INDIANAPOLIS - The Georgia Bulldogs released the trailer for the national title game on Monday night against the Alabama Crimson Tide.

CFP History For The Bulldogs

This is the second time Georgia has made the CFP and the Bulldogs have advanced to the National Championship Game both times. Georgia will again face Alabama in the National Championship Game. The Bulldogs advanced this year as the No. 3 seed after topping No. 2 Michigan 34-11 in the Capital One Orange Bowl in Miami, Fla. In 2017, third-seeded Georgia beat second-seeded Oklahoma 54-48 in 2OT in the CFP Semifinal Rose Bowl Game and then fell to 4th-seeded Alabama in overtime at the National Championship Game 26-23.
Georgia-Alabama Series History

Alabama leads the all-time series with Georgia 42-25-4. Georgia won the first meeting, coming in 1895, with a 30-6 triumph in Columbus. The Crimson Tide have won the past seven meetings, including this year's SEC Championship Game in Atlanta. The last time Georgia faced a top-ranked Alabama squad was the 2018 SEC Championship Game when the No. 4 Bulldogs fell 35-28 in Atlanta.
Salute To The Seniors

The 2021 Bulldog seniors will be playing their 15th game of this season in the CFP National Championship. They enter the matchup with a 44-8 record, which ties for the most wins for a Georgia class. Forty-four victories has been done now four times, including 2005 (44-9), 2019 (44-12) and 2020 (44-9). This current group of Bulldogs has won three SEC Eastern Division crowns, and won the 2020 Allstate Sugar Bowl, the 2021 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and the 2021 CFP Semifinal Capital One Orange Bowl.

Georgia's most decorated senior class came in 1983 as it went 43-4-1, winning the 1980 national championship and three SEC titles (1980-82).
Aiming For 14

This season marked the first time since 1980 that the Bulldogs went 12-0 during the regular season. Georgia became only the fourth team in school history to finish a regular season undefeated and untied with double-digit victories (1946, 1980, 1982). Prior to this season, Vince Dooley's 1980 consensus national champions was the last Georgia squad to go 12-0 after defeating Notre Dame in the Sugar Bowl. The school record for wins in a season is 13, and that's been done three times (2002 under Mark Richt, 2017 & 2021 under Kirby Smart).

Mark Richt's 2002 squad went 13-1, including wins in the SEC Championship Game and Sugar Bowl, and finished ranked No. 3. Smart's 2017 team beat Auburn for the league title, Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl Game/CFP Semifinal, and then lost in overtime to Alabama in the CFP National Championship to finish 13-2. The Bulldogs had a final ranking of No. 2.
Dominating Defense & Offense Delivering Points

Georgia leads the nation in Scoring Defense giving up just 9.6 points per game. The Bulldogs are averaging 39.0 points per game, which is ranked ninth nationally.

The defense has allowed an FBS low 12 touchdowns while the unit has scored three TDs. The defense did not allow a touchdown until the third game of the season.

Georgia opponents have scored only 135 points in 2021. Texas A&M's opponents have the next fewest points in the FBS at 191.

Bulldogs Reap Rewards From Historic Season

On Dec. 9, senior tackle Jordan Davis won the Outland Trophy, which goes annually to the nation's top interior lineman, and the Bednarik Award, which goes each year to the country's top defensive player. Also this year, junior Nakobe Dean won the Butkus Award, which is given to college football's top linebacker each season.

Both Davis and Dean were two of the three SEC players named unanimous All-Americans. Alabama's Will Anderson was the third. Junior safety Lewis Cine and freshman tight end Brock Bowers were also included as First Team All-Americans this season.
Bulldogs Extend Nation's Longest Active Bowl Streak

The Bulldogs rank second nationally with 58 bowl appearances. Georgia's latest bowl win over No. 2 Michigan in the CFP Semifinal Capital One Orange Bowl was its 25th consecutive appearance, which is the nation's longest active bowl streak. In school history, Georgia owns a 34-21-3 record in bowl games.

 

 
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