Georgia football fans were treated to an evisceration of TCU in the 2023 National Championship game, and the Bulldogs gave the record books the same treatment.
If you follow Georgia football even a little, you know that everyone was saying the odds were against the Bulldogs pulling off back-to-back national titles and that TCU was not a favorable matchup.
Not only did Georgia prove the naysayers wrong, but they nearly rewrote the entire record book in the process of dismantling the Horned Frogs.
Here is a list of records Georgia either tied or broke through this playoff stretch.
Records the Georgia football team tied
- Most touchdowns responsible for by a single player in a CFP game (Stetson Bennett tied Joe Burrow’s record of six)
- Most points scored against a Top 3 ranked opponent
Records the Georgia football team set or broke
- First team in the College Football Playoff era to win back-to-back national championships
- Largest margin of victory in any postseason or bowl game
- Largest margin of victory in a championship game in the BCS/CFP era
- Most consecutive unanswered points in a title game
- Stetson Bennett is the first player in the BCS/CFP era to score at least two passing touchdowns and two or more rushing touchdowns in a title game.
- Highest-scoring first quarter (17), first half (38), and third quarter (14) in a title game
- Stetson Bennett passed Aaron Murray for the all-time Georgia single-season passing record
So, clearly, not only was this a domination of just TCU but of the College Football Playoff era. It could be argued that this 2022-23 Georgia football team is the best overall team there has ever been in the CFP era.
The Bulldogs are odds-on favorites to win the national title next season coming in at +300, with Alabama trailing with the second-best odds at +600, followed by Ohio State at +700 and Michigan at +800, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.