Georgia didn’t find much competition from TCU on Monday night. Instead, the Bulldogs are fighting for the top spot on the list of greatest college football dynasties.
The college football knockout championship game turned out to be an extended winning round for Georgia (15-0) as the Bulldogs beat TCU (13-2), 65-7.
The final score can be deceiving at times, but Georgia’s 58-point win tells the whole story. The Bulldogs trailed Horned Frogs by 401 yards (589-188) and averaged 12 yards per pass and 5.8 yards per charge.
In terms of defense, Georgia was forced to have three turns in the first half and hold TCU to 36 yards after 28 attempts. Heisman Trophy finalist Max Duggan was 14/22 for 152 yards with two interceptions. He has also been fired five times.
When looking at the history of college football, it’s rare to find national champions backing it up. It’s impressive enough for Georgia to do. The fashion in which the Bulldogs sent the Horned Frog took this dynasty to the next level.
Alabama was the last to do so in 2011 and 2012. USC won two consecutive AP titles in 2003 and 2004, with the caveat that LSU won the BCS championship against Oklahoma in year 2003.
In the past 50 seasons, the only repeat national champions have been in 1978 and 1979 (Alabama) and 1994 and 1995 (Nebraska).
While each of those fan bases will argue their program is the best college football empire, Georgia has a strong case as well.
The show’s championship game win over TCU was the most dominant finish in the two years running between those two-time champions. It is reminiscent of Nebraska’s 62-24 victory over Florida in the January 1996 Fiesta Bowl as well as Alabama’s 42-14 victory over Notre Dame in the BCS Championship match in January 2013.
Nebraska overcame Florida 29-0 in the second quarter of the game, erasing the early deficit with an easy win. The Crimson Tide took a 35-0 lead before knocking the dogs out against the Fighting Irish.
On the other hand, Georgia showed no mercy.
We’ve all seen what happened when the TCU couldn’t bend the knee. Rather than argue the Bulldogs not only completed the greatest two-year run in modern college football history, it would be much wiser to bow before our new king.