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It’s Time For The College Football Playoff Preview—Georgia.  I will be previewing all four CFP teams this week.  First up, the Georgia Bulldogs.

#1 Georgia Bulldogs

This is the 3rd time the Bulldogs are in the CFP, having previously made it in 2017 and 2021. This will be the first time they enter with the No. 1 overall ranking, becoming the 4th team to do so.

Teams To Be No. 1 Seed In CFP Since 2014
Alabama 5
Clemson 2
Georgia 1
LSU 1

This year’s Bulldogs team will be the 6th team in the Playoff era to make the Playoff the year after winning the national title. In the previous five instances, the teams were unable to defend their title with 4 of the 5 specifically
losing in the National Title Game (Alabama, 2011-12, is the last team to win back-to-back national titles).

Georgia will open up in Atlanta playing in Mercedes-Benz Stadium vs #4 Ohio State. This season, the Bulldogs are 2-0 in that building, outscoring their opponents 99-33.

Georgia is 2 wins away from having 29 victories over the last 2 seasons. That would match 2018-19 Clemson, 1896-97 Penn and 1894-95 Yale for the most wins over a 2-season span in the history of major college football.

The Bulldogs are also looking to repeat as national champions, something that has not been done since Alabama in 2011-12. Since 1990, the only other schools to win back-to-back national titles are Nebraska (1994-95) and USC
(2003-04).

Stetson Bennett Is The Man!

In the SEC championship game, Stetson Bennett finished with 4 passing touchdowns in the 1st half against LSU, tied for the most in any half in SEC title game history.

Bennett has been a winner in his career, going 27-3 as a starting quarterback. Entering the College Football Playoff, Bennett’s .900 win percentage as a starting QB is tied for the 3rd-best in SEC history (min. 30 starts). Bennett is
also 24-1 as a starting quarterback over the last 2 seasons.

One of his favorite targets has been Brock Bowers, who has 19 receiving touchdowns in his career at Georgia. That is the 2nd-most by a SEC tight end over the last 25 seasons, trailing Albert Okwuegbunam, who had 23 receiving
touchdowns at Missouri.

Tomorrow I will be previewing the #2 seed, Michigan Wolverines.  Also, Chris has a great piece on what a 12 team CFP would look like this year.  Check it out!

 

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