Georgia football has been waiting 40 years to win a college football national championship and clinched it with a pick-six.
All season long it felt like it was the year for Georgia football. It might not have felt that way after the SEC championship game or even after Stetson Bennett’s fourth-quarter fumble that allowed Alabama to take a five-point lead.
But when the Bulldogs scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns, both on Bennett touchdown passes to respond and grab an eight-point advantage over the vaunted Crimson Tide, they could feel it.
Yet, with Heisman-Trophy winner Bryce Young on the opposite sideline and having moved the ball into Georgia territory with less than two minutes to go, all the demons must have been circling through the minds of Georiga fans.
The 2017 National title game. The 2018 SEC title game and even the SEC title loss in December. But with one interception by Kelee Ringo — one that was returned 79 yards — Georgia football sealed an epic national championship its first in 40 years.
It was a moment that Georgia football fans will remember forever. So will Kirby Smart, I mean look at that image:
Despite the fumble, Bennett was incredible for Georgia, especially late in the game. He finished completing 17-of-26 passes for 224 yards and two touchdowns.
It was a great moment for him as the former walk-on quarterback broke down in tears watching the great Georgia defense clinch a national championship in what turned into a 33-18 win.
Ding dong, Alabama’s reign as national champions is over. Georgia is the new king of college football.