Georgia beats Alabama to win first national college football title in 41 years

Georgia Bulldogs win college football title
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Georgia beat rival Alabama in Monday night's College Football Playoff championship game, winning its first national title in 41 years in a come-from-behind 33-18 romp of the higher-ranked Crimson Tide. The Bulldogs also snapped a seven-game losing streak against Alabama, including in last month's SEC championship game.

Georgia's path to victory started in the fourth quarter when quarterback Stetson Bennett threw a 40-yard touchdown to Adonai Mitchell with just over 8 minutes left in the game. That put the Bulldogs up 19-18, and tight end Brock Bowers caught a 15-yard touchdown pass with 3:33 left, padding Georgia's lead. Then Kelee Ringo intercepted a throw from Alabama's Heisman Trophy–winning quarterback Bryce Young, and ran it 79 yards for a final touchdown.

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