Georgia obliterates TCU 65-7 to win national championship, asserts dominance over NCAA football

On Jan. 9, the NCAA football championship was contested between the Georgia Bulldogs and the TCU Horned Frogs in one of the most historic games in college football championship history. Georgia steamrolled TCU at SoFi Stadium with the final score of the game being 65-7, and Georgia completed an impressive feat of back-to-back national championships in a row with this win.

Georgia cemented their dominance in college football over the past few seasons during this game. They out-gained TCU by 401 total yards, earned 32 first downs compared to TCU’s nine first downs and had possession for 36:59 during the 60-minute game. 

TCU were the enormous underdogs heading into this game, as they have been throughout the entire play-off season. The official odds for both teams before the game were -450 for Georgia and +350 for TCU. 

Despite the Cinderella story behind TCU for this game, their grit and determination that got them this far failed to appear in this game, by halftime the Horned Frogs were down 38-7 and a chance of a comeback was almost impossible.

At this point, Georgia’s dominance started to affect the viewership of the game both in the stadium and on TV. TCU fans were flocking the exits as they had relatively nothing to cheer for, and the broadcast on ESPN only drew 17.2 millions viewers, the lowest viewership for a college football championship game in the game’s history. 

Despite their defeat, TCU’s unexpected run in the playoffs this season will help them going forward. They have a foundation to build on with young players coming through and new-found motivation to try and compete with the best teams.

“We want to be on that tier where Alabama and Georgia are on,” backup quarterback Chandler Morris said. “We’re going to use this as confidence.”

Meanwhile, Georgia’s continued dominance in college football will make it difficult for small teams such as TCU to ever reach the heights of powerhouses such as Georgia and Alabama. Georgia’s ability to rebuild each season after losing players to the NFL and compete for championships may even help them achieve three back-to-back national championships.