After one of the best days in college football history, two teams remain to compete for the National Championship. TCU and Georgia will meet Monday at SoFi Stadium in Los Angles with a Championship on the line. On one sideline, you have the Peach Bowl Champion and defending National Champion competing to remain undefeated with another Championship trophy returning to Athens, Georgia. On the other, representing the Big 12 Conference following a thrilling win over Michigan in the Fiesta Bowl, the TCU Horned Frogs will look to win their first National Championship since 1938. Two explosive offensive units led by two Heisman finalists the only difference, one has been there before, and the other has not. One more difference, Georgia won their conference championship game by defeating LSU, and TCU lost to Kansas State.
According to the oddsmakers in Las Vegas, Head Coach Kirby Smart and his Georgia Bulldogs are listed as a thirteen-point favorite over the Horned Frogs of TCU.
However, despite what Vegas may think, TCU is a formidable foe. Led by talented quarterbacks Max Duggan the Horned Frogs of TCU has one of the most explosive offensive units in the country. In the Fiesta Bowl on Saturday, TCU exposed the Michigan defensive unit torching them for 51 points on 488 yards. TCU will need a similar performance on Monday to upset Georgia and bring home a National Championship back home to Ft. Worth, Texas.
On defense, TCU will need to figure out how to slow down Stetson Bennett and the Georgia Bulldogs’ offensive unit. Mistakes in the secondary will need to be limited, and they will need to continue forcing turnovers, which they did three times on Saturday. Stetson Bennett is an experienced quarterback with several classics under his belt. TCU can’t afford to let him get comfortable on Monday night.
For Georgia, Kirby Smart mentioned it in the postgame celebration on Saturday night; Georgia needs to get back to playing Bulldogs football. Against Ohio State in the Peach Bowl on Saturday night, Georgia played sloppy. They did just enough to win, but it wasn’t the Georgia product that we have seen all season. Georgia has more talent on the roster, but it will be interesting to see if they can manage a better, more complete game than the one played on Saturday in the Peach Bowl.
Monday’s National Championship game between Georgia and TCU will have a kick-off time of 7:30 EST with a national television audience across the ESPN network platforms.