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Intern Dean Pavlou – Will Georgia Reign Supreme Again

Tonight the TCU Horned Frogs and the Georgia Bulldogs face off in the National Championship. On New Year’s Eve, TCU shocked many people, including myself, by taking down the number two-ranked Michigan Wolverines who hadn’t lost a game until they ran into the underdog Horned Frogs. Quarterback Max Duggan has had a terrific season this year throwing for 32 touchdowns to only six interceptions leading TCU to the National Championship game. Duggan also finished second in the Heisman voting behind USC quarterback Caleb Williams. Duggan’s favorite target Quinton Johnston is a player to look out for in this game and will need to play a pivotal role if TCU wants to shock the world and beat Georgia who is favored by 14.5 points. Against Michigan, Johnston caught six passes for 163 yards and one touchdown.

For the first three quarters, Ohio State outplayed Georgia and was able to score at will, but in the fourth quarter, it was a different story. The Bulldogs outscored the Buckeyes 18-3 in the fourth quarter and Stetson Bennett made some big-time throws including the game-winning touchdown pass to Adonai Mitchell who made an incredible grab in the back of the endzone. After Georgia’s touchdown to go up by one Ohio State came back down and got into field goal range for kicker Noah Ruggles. Unfortunately for the Buckeyes Ruggles pulled it way wide to the left to lose the game. Ohio State had many chances to win but couldn’t seal the deal. This led to a second consecutive National Championship appearance for the Bulldogs. The quarterback for Georgia Stetson Bennett has had a solid season throwing for 23 touchdown passes and 3,823 yards which ranks ninth in the country. Bennett’s main target Brock Bowers is one of the best tight ends in college football and will play a huge role in this game tonight. Bowers has 56 receptions for 790 yards and six touchdowns this year. There will be a lot of star power on the field tonight on both sides of the ball and I think this game will be closer than a lot of people are anticipating. My prediction: Georgia 45-42.

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