The data and marks left by the college final between Georgia and Alabama

These are the most important marks and data left by the actions of the match between Bulldogs and the Crimson Tide

Georgia was 18 points ahead of Alabama in the second half. It equals the second-biggest difference in points in a second half under Nick Saban (since 2007): In 2008, Georgia drew 20 points from Alabama in the second half, but this time Crimson Tide won the game.

It’s the first time Nick Saban coaching college football has led the first half and lost by double digits since Michigan State’s loss to LSU in the 1995 Independence Bowl.

  • Bryce Young: first game with more than one interception

  • Bryce Young entered the game with zero interceptions while throwing out of the numbers this season.

  • It is the longest pick-six in a national championship game.

  • Stetson Bennet in the 4th quarter: 4-4, 83 yards and 2 TDs.

  • Brock Bowers. 4th catch for touchdown on or behind the scrimmage this season, tied with Western Kentucky’s Jerreth Sterns on FBS.

  • Stetson Bennett has seven TD passes of 40+ yards this season, the most in a season for a Georgia player since Jaek Fromm in 2017.

  • Alabama allowed two completions of 40 or more yards all season through today. Bennett has completed two of those tonight.

  • Stetson Bennet has been sacked more times in two games vs. Alabama (seven) than in his other 12 games combined (6).

Cameron Latu has eight touchdown catches this season, the most in a season for a tight end in Alabama history.

  • To date, Jordan Davis has been on six offensive plays. Georgia has scored four times on those plays.

  • (67 yards) longest haul for James Cook. He broke his 44-yard mark.

This 67-yard run is the longest allowed by Alabama since October 2015 against Nick Cubb (83 yards).

  • Alabama’s first blocked field goal since 2015

  • Alabama is looking to be the second team to defeat the same AP TOP 5 opponent in the same season. The other? Alabama in 1999. Tide beat Florida, third on the charts in the regular season and 5th for the SEC championship game.

  • The other CFP national final to have less than 21 points in the first half was… the other final between Georgia and Alabama. The Bulldogs led 13-0 at halftime in the 2018 game (2017 season)

  • Since BCS was implemented in 1998, there have only been two other national championship games in which neither team scored a touchdown in the first half: Alabama vs. LSU in the 2011 season and Oklahoma vs. Florida State at the end of the 2000 season. .

  • All five field goals equal the mark in BCS / CFP national championship games (the previous two games also involved Alabama: 2018 vs. Georgia and 2012 vs. LSU).

  • It is the first national championship game to have four combined field goals in the first half.

Will Reichard’s 45-yard field goal is the fourth longest in a championship game since the BCS (Bowl Championship Series) began in 1998 (and the longest for an Alabama kicker).

Alabama has won 50 consecutive games when leading after the first quarter. Crimson Tide’s last loss under such circumstances was in the 2017 CFP national championship game against Clemson (2016 season).

It’s the first time Georgia has lost to Alabama at the end of the first quarter under Kirby Smart.

The other CFP championship final that dropped less than seven points in the first quarter was… the other championship final between Georgia and Alabama. The Bulldogs and Tide failed to score in 2018 (2017 season).

It is the third lowest score in CFP national championship games in any quarter:

  1. 2019 (2018 season) Alabama-Clemson 0 in 4th

  2. 2018 (2017) Alabama-Georgia 0 in 1st

  3. 2022 (2021) Alabama-Georgia 3 in 1st

  • It is the first time in the past two seasons that Georgia has not had a first-ten in its first two drives.

  • The last time was on November 30, 2019 against Georgia Tech, a game the Bulldogs eventually won 52-7.

It is the second time this season Georgia has failed to get a first-ten in its first series (the other was against Auburn).

Alabama has scored first in four of its six CFP championships (it won two of the previous three, including last season).

In the first seven years of the Collge Football Playoff, the team to score first, the team to score first in the National Championship game is 3-4; the four teams that lost squandered double-digit leads.


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