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"Hope" Dumps the Georgia Bulldogs... For Good

January 12, 2022

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ATHENS - The No. 1 Georgia Bulldogs and coach Kirby Smart beat Alabama to win it all, and SEC Shorts has something to say about it.

SEC Shorts, the quick-form comedy team that comments in on events around the league each week, says that Georgia and longtime on-again-off-again interest Hope are done... for good. 

Kelee Ringo intercepted a pass and returned it 79 yards for a touchdown with 54 seconds remaining to put the finishing touches on a stellar defensive effort that helped lift No. 3 Georgia to a 33-18 win over No. 1 Alabama in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game on Monday night at Lucas Oil Stadium.

For the Bulldogs, the national championship is the program’s first since the undefeated 1980 season. This Georgia squad went through the regular season without a loss, only to fall to Alabama 41-24 in the SEC Championship Game on Dec. 4. Georgia bounced back in the Orange Bowl playoff semifinal with a dominating 34-11 win over No. 2 Michigan, and on Monday the Bulldogs outscored Alabama 27-9 in the second half to win the championship.

“What a special moment for the University of Georgia and what a special moment for this team,” coach Kirby Smart said on TV after the win.

The No. 3 Bulldogs were considered 3-point favorites by FanDuel to beat No. 1 Alabama, and won their first national championship since 1980 with a 33-18 victory.


The Georgia Bulldogs are national champions once more. 

Kirby Smart and his No. 1 Dawgs have run through the 2021 season - knocking out Nick Saban and Alabama in Indianapolis to win it all in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game. 

Now you can own this commemorative keep-sake hardcover book to remember the season. DAWGSTRUCTION will print in late January when the season concludes. The cover is subject to change. 

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