Georgia defeats Alabama to win college football championship

Georgia defeats Alabama to win national title

Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett kisses the National Championship trophy after the Bulldogs defeated Alabama on Monday, January 10. Bennett is a former walk-on who grew up a Georgia fan.

Georgia defeats Alabama to win national title

Georgia head coach Kirby Smart is congratulated by former Georgia running back D’Andre Swift during the postgame celebrations.

Georgia defeats Alabama to win national title

Georgia players celebrate in the confetti.

Georgia defeats Alabama to win national title

Alabama offensive lineman Chris Owens, left, and quarterback Bryce Young leave the field after the game.

Georgia defeats Alabama to win national title

Georgia defensive back Tykee Smith celebrates after the final whistle.

Georgia defeats Alabama to win national title

Alabama’s Khyree Jackson walks off the field after the game.

Georgia defeats Alabama to win national title

Smart shakes hands with Alabama head coach Nick Saban after the final whistle. Smart is a former Saban assistant who was 0-4 against him as a head coach.

Georgia defeats Alabama to win national title

Georgia fans react after Kelee Ringo returned an interception for a touchdown to seal the victory.

Georgia defeats Alabama to win national title

Bennett is hugged by a Bulldogs assistant coach late in the game.

Georgia defeats Alabama to win national title

Ringo runs into the end zone after his pick-six.

Georgia defeats Alabama to win national title

Smart celebrates with Ringo after his touchdown.

Georgia defeats Alabama to win national title

Georgia players celebrate on the sideline late in the game.

Georgia defeats Alabama to win national title

Young adjusts his helmet after being sacked in the fourth quarter. Young, this season’s Heisman Trophy winner, was under heavy pressure for much of the game Monday.

Georgia defeats Alabama to win national title

Georgia tight end Brock Bowers celebrates after scoring a touchdown to extend Georgia’s lead in the fourth quarter. After the extra point, Georgia led 26-18.

Georgia defeats Alabama to win national title

Georgia wide receiver Adonai Mitchell catches a 40-year touchdown pass over Alabama’s Khyree Jackson in the fourth quarter. The touchdown gave Georgia a 19-18 lead.

Georgia defeats Alabama to win national title

Alabama’s Cameron Latu celebrates after his fourth-quarter touchdown catch gave the Crimson Tide a brief 18-13 lead.

Georgia defeats Alabama to win national title

Bennett fumbles the ball as he is hit by Alabama linebacker Christian Harris in the fourth quarter. Alabama recovered deep in Georgia territory and went on to score a touchdown.

Georgia defeats Alabama to win national title

Georgia running back Zamir White celebrates with his teammates after scoring on a 1-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter. After the extra point, Georgia led 13-9.

Georgia defeats Alabama to win national title

Georgia’s Jalen Carter blocks a Will Reichard field goal in the third quarter. Georgia scored a touchdown on its next drive.

Georgia defeats Alabama to win national title

Georgia’s Anthony Summey intercepts Young early in the third quarter. It was the first turnover of the game.

Georgia defeats Alabama to win national title

Bowers is tackled by Kool-Aid McKinstry, left, and Henry To’oTo’o during the first half. The opening 30 minutes were a defensive struggle between the two teams, and Alabama led 9-6 at halftime.

Georgia defeats Alabama to win national title

Dallas Turner sacks Bennett in the second quarter.

Georgia defeats Alabama to win national title

Georgia kicker Jack Podlesny, center, watches a ball split the uprights in the first half.

Georgia defeats Alabama to win national title

Young throws a pass during the first half.

Georgia defeats Alabama to win national title

Reichard connects on one of his three first-half field goals.

Georgia defeats Alabama to win national title

Alabama wide receiver Jameson Williams injures his knee after a second-quarter catch. He was taken to the locker room and later ruled out for the rest of the game. Alabama was already down one star receiver after John Metchie tore his ACL in the SEC title game.

Georgia defeats Alabama to win national title

Saban watches the game in the first half.

Georgia defeats Alabama to win national title

Bennett shouts instructions to the Georgia offense in the second quarter.

Georgia defeats Alabama to win national title

Georgia’s George Pickens makes a diving catch in the first half. It led to a Georgia field goal that tied the game at 3-3.

Georgia defeats Alabama to win national title

Offensive production was tough to come by in the first half.

Georgia defeats Alabama to win national title

Mitchell tries to pull in a catch.

Georgia defeats Alabama to win national title

Smart directs his team during the first quarter.

Georgia defeats Alabama to win national title

Bennett recovers his own fumble during the Bulldogs’ opening drive.

Georgia defeats Alabama to win national title

Reichard makes a field goal to give the Crimson Tide a 3-0 lead in the first quarter.

Georgia defeats Alabama to win national title

Fans watch the action in the first half.

Georgia defeats Alabama to win national title

Georgia’s Jordan Davis sacks Young on the game’s opening drive. It was first ruled a fumble that Georgia returned for a touchdown. But replay reversed the call, and it was determined to be an incomplete pass instead.

Georgia defeats Alabama to win national title

Team captains meet for the opening coin toss before kickoff.

Georgia defeats Alabama to win national title

Natalie Grant sings the National Anthem during the pregame festivities.

Georgia defeats Alabama to win national title

Georgia fans cheer before the game.

Georgia defeats Alabama to win national title

Alabama is introduced before the game.

Georgia defeats Alabama to win national title

Young walks to the field for pregame warmups.

Georgia defeats Alabama to win national title

Georgia players take the field before the game.

Georgia defeats Alabama to win national title

Georgia’s marching band performs before the game.

Georgia defeats Alabama to win national title

Hairy Dawg, Georgia’s mascot, gets ready for kickoff.

Georgia defeats Alabama to win national title

Fans make their way to Lucas Oil Stadium before the game.