The four-team College Football Playoff era is coming to a tumultuous end as the college football world gets turned on its head this offseason. The SEC won’t look the same when we kick off next fall, and neither will the playoff next winter.
Georgia, maybe more than any other team, has defined the four-team era. With six CFP games since 2018 and back-to-back national championships, the Bulldogs have certainly dominated it lately.
As we bid farewell to the four-team CFP, let’s take a trip back down memory lane and rank every CFP game that Georgia has played. The playoff has produced some fantastic games between the best teams in the country, but which one involving Kirby Smart and the Dawgs was the best?
6. 2023 College Football Playoff National Championship
Sure, it was a great outcome for Georgia fans, but it was objectively the worst game of the College Football Playoff era. Georgia took a 10-0 lead and then the Bulldogs missed a tackle which let Derius Davis go 60 yards down to the 11-yard line. Max Duggan finished off the drive with a rushing touchdown, and for a second it looked like we had a game. We did not.
From that point on Georgia dominated every aspect of the football game and capped off one of the most dominant seasons in college football history. As it turned out, the semifinal game was the real national championship because TCU didn’t belong on the same field as the reigning champs.
Stetson Bennett only completed 18 passes and finished with 304 yards and four touchdowns. Brock Bowers was excellent with seven catches for 152 yards and a touchdown. We even got a little taste of Carson Beck to close it out.