LOS ANGELES — Georgia football will take on TCU in the 2023 National Championship Game on Monday, Jan. 9. Below you can find information on the score, injury news, live updates and more.
Georgia is 14-0 and coming off a 42-41 win over Ohio State. TCU bested Michigan 51-45 to get to Los Angeles.
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Georgia 65, TCU 7, 7:23
1 play, 19 yards, 0:07
Branson Robinson joined Stetson Bennett and Ladd McConkey as the third Bulldog to score multiple touchdowns. The muscular freshman took the first play of the drive into the end zone for UGA’s fifth rushing score.
UGA has scored points on 10 of its 11 drives. Nine of those have been touchdowns.
The Georgia defense forced its second consecutive turnover on downs to set the score up.
Jalon Walker, Mykel Williams, and Bear Alexander, all freshman pass rushers, have logged a sack in this game. To hammer home the overarching message of this game, the future is bright in Athens.
Georgia 59, TCU 7, 9:24
9 plays, 54 yards, 4:49
Branson Robinson hammered through the TCU front for UGA’s fourth rushing score of the night.
Georgia has now scored the most National Championship points in the BCS and CFP era. It is also the most lopsided point differential during that time.
Carson Beck relieved a loudly applauded Stetson Bennett, who exited on a curtain call at the 13:35 mark. Beck completed 2 of his 3 pass attempts for 31 yards, including an impressive fourth down conversion
Georgia 52, TCU 7, 2:17
9 plays, 84 yards, 5:17
Ladd McConkey toasted yet another TCU defensive back for his second touchdown catch from 14 yards out. The receiver, whose extent of availability was questionable due to a knee injury, has 5 catches for 88 yards and two scores.
Georgia 45, TCU 7, 10:52
4 plays, 55 yards, 1:22
Brock Bowers adds another explosive play to his game tape, grabbing a 22-yard touchdown pass off the top shelf. He now has 7 receptions for 152 yards and a touchdown with another 15 yards rushing.
Bowers has the sixth-most receiving yards in CFP National Championship Game history, the second-most by a tight end.
Stetson Bennett is now 15-of-21 passing for 263 yards and 3 touchdowns with 39 yards and two more scores on the ground.
Georgia punted for the first time to open the third quarter.
Georgia 38, TCU 7, 00:26
2 plays, 22 yards, 0:10
Javon Bullard’s third turnover and second interception of the game set up Stetson Bennett’s fourth total touchdown, a 22-yard pass to Adonai Mitchell.
Mitchell now has a touchdown catch in all four of his CFP appearances.
Georgia, which scored on all six of its first half possessions, will get the football to open the second half.
Georgia 31, TCU 7, 1:19
11 plays, 66 yards, 5:15
Kendall Milton hammered in Georgia’s fourth touchdown from a yard out to take a 24-point lead.
The Bulldog front has obliterated TCU at the line of scrimmage. Georgia has 148 yards rushing, compared to the Horned Frogs’ 15.
Georgia, which has scored on all five of its drives, has out-gained TCU 349-120 to this point. Brock Bowers has led the attack to this point with 117 total yards of offense.
Javon Bullard won the fight for an interception on an overthrown deep ball to give Georgia possession at its 34-yard line. Bullard already recovered a fumble to set up UGA’s second score of the night.
Georgia’s secondary has been as dominant as anybody tonight. The Bulldogs have limited a talented wide receiver corps to 7 receptions for 95 yards, 60 of which came from one play.
Georgia 24, TCU 7, 8:30
11 plays, 92 yards, 5:43
Stetson Bennett blew the game wide open and trotted in for his second untouched score. The quarterback could have walked in behind a convoy of blockers from six yards out.
Bennett has also impressed through the air tonight, completing 11 passes for 174 yards and a score while claiming Georgia’s single-season passing yards record.
Brock Bowers is blazing past TCU linebackers right now. The Napa, Calif. product already has 4 receptions for 78 yards.
Defensive side note: Georgia’s freshman pass-rushers are producing pressure early. Mykel Williiams and Bear Alexander tag-teamed for the game’s first sack and Jalon Walker forced a key pressure later in the drive to keep TCU behind the chains.
Georgia 17, TCU 7, 2:39
4 plays, 70 yards, 1:56
Ladd McConkey exposed a confused TCU secondary, getting wide open for a 37-yard touchdown pass. McConkey logged 3 receptions for 59 yards and a score during the drive.
Warren McClendon, who is dealing with a knee injury, has entered at right tackle for Georgia. Sophomore Amarius Mims, who made his first career start in McClendon’s absence, started tonight.
Georgia 10, TCU 7, 4:45
5 plays, 75 yards, 2:06
Max Duggan gained the edge on a quarterback power run to score a 2-yard touchdown.
A struggling TCU pass attack got the spark it needed when Duggan connected with Derius Davis for a 60-yard gain. The quarterback was 3-of-6 passing for 5 yards before the throw.
TCU had more success on the ground on that drive than its previous two, rushing for 15 yards and a score on 4 attempts. It had minus-4 yards rushing before the drive.
Georgia 10, TCU 0, 2:39
6 plays, 27 yards, 2:39
Jack Podlesny stayed perfect inside 40 yards and Georgia cashed in on the game’s first turnover. Podlesny nailed a 24-yarder for his 26th field goal of the season.
Javon Bullard recovered a fumble stripped by Christopher Smith at the TCU 33-yard line to set up the field goal.
Georgia 7, TCU 0, 11:01
5 plays, 57 yards, 2:58
Stetson Bennett got the Bulldog offense barking first, tearing off a 21-yard touchdown run. It was Bennett’s ninth rushing touchdown of the season.
The Bulldog defense took advantage of an apparent rattled TCU offense on its opening possession. The Horned Frogs started their drive with a false start before quarterback Max Duggan missed two potential chain-moving throws.
Georgia tight end Darnell Washington, dealing with an ankle injury, did start for Georgia. Amarius Mims logged his second consecutive start in relief of the injured Warren McClendon.
TCU’s leading rusher, Kendre Miller, will not play tonight. Miler, who finished third in rushing yards in the Big 12, sustained a knee injury against Michigan in the CFP Semifinal.
40 minutes till kickoff: Just got back from the field with some fresh notes.
Darnell Washington and Chaz Chambliss are both dressed out for the game, with both players going through drills beforehand. Chambliss is dealing a knee injury and is wearing a brace on it. Washington is dealing with an ankle injury but seemed to move well while going through drills.
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