Georgia and TCU book their places in the CFP National Championship

    The Georgia Bulldogs will face the TCU Horned Frogs in the CFP National Championship on January 9 after winning a pair of close semi-finals on New Year’s Eve.

    In the first of two semi-finals, third-seeded TCU took on the two-seeded Michigan Wolverines for the second highest-scoring playoff game since the new format’s inception in 2014.

    The Horned Frogs looked poised for a shot at their first national championship since 1938 after their second six in the game gave them a 34–16 lead at the end of the third period, but there were still plenty of points to go. .

    In fact, 44 total points in the third quarter was the most in one quarter of a playoff game, and two rushing touchdowns from Michigan closed the gap to 41-38 early in the fourth period.

    Michigan got the ball back in 45 seconds and no timeouts, they needed a touchdown to get an incredible comeback win, but TCU’s defense was up to the mark and pulled a loss on downs to avoid a 51-45 winner.

    Game 2 was somehow even more dramatic, with defending champions Georgia scoring the game-winning touchdown with less than one minute left to defeat the Ohio State Buckeyes 42–41.

    Ohio state quarterback and arguably one of the top five picks in the NFL draft, CJ Stroud, was superb, throwing 23 of his 34 passes for 348 yards, four touchdowns and no passes, but it wasn’t enough.

    Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett is now one game away from leading the Bulldogs to consecutive titles, tying Stroud in stride as he threw 23 of 34 for 398 yards, three passing touchdowns and one rushing touchdown, including the winning pass. Adonai Mitchell with 54 seconds on his clock.

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