#1 Alabama and #3 Georgia Rematch in National Championship

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After four months of great games and bad games, great seasons and disappointing seasons, emotional wins and heartbreaking losses, only two teams remained. Since both Alabama (13-1) and Georgia (13-1) began the season ranked as No. 1 and 2, this result was expected, although both teams traded places in the rankings almost bi-weekly throughout the season. Now after all those months and games, a rematch of both the SEC Championship and the 2018 National Championship aired on Jan. 10.

A couple of weeks ago, the annual College Football Playoff kicked off with two semi-final matchups featuring No. 1 Alabama v.s. No. 4 Cincinnati and No. 2 Michigan v.s. No. 3 Georgia. And as expected, both Alabama and Georgia blew out their opponents 27-6 and 34-11 respectively.

Almost no part of the game was exciting, but even though I expected both Alabama and Georgia to be in the championship, I still was very excited to watch the game”

— Junior Josh Greenbaum

“Even though I was excited for both matchups, and I stayed up to watch them all, I expected both games to be blowouts,” junior Josh Greenbaum said. “And they were. Almost no part of the game was exciting, but even though I expected both Alabama and Georgia to be in the championship, I still was very excited to watch the game”. 

On Monday night, Alabama and Georgia played in Indianapolis for their second national championship meeting in four years, boasting the most viewers for the championship game in its history. To everyone’s surprise, both offenses were absent–especially Alabama’s, scoring only 18 points from their usual 35-40 point games.

Alabama was actually leading at halftime with a score of 9-6, but once the second half began, the tone of the game began to change. In the second half, Georgia dominated every facet of the game, outsourcing Alabama 27-9. To end the game, QB Bryce Young threw an interception to Georgia defensive back Kelee Ringo to seal the game 33-18.

“I was very happy with how this season ended, at the start of the year I had no expectations for my team {Georgia},” senior Ambrose Spivey said.  “A bunch of seniors left last year, but we made the best of it because this has been the best team we have had in a long time”