#1 Georgia beat TCU 65-7 to win second title in a row

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Stetson Bennet threw two touchdown passes and scored two goals in the first half as No. 1 Georgia thrashed No. 3 TCU 65-7 on Monday night to become the first team to win back-to-back college football national playoffs. championships.

The Bulldogs (15-0) became the first repeat champions since Alabama won back-to-back a decade ago, and they left no doubt replacing the Crimson Tide as the new hooligans on the block.

“We wanted our kids to play without fear,” Georgia coach Kirby Smart said. “I’ve been telling them all year, I’ve been saying, ‘We’re not being hunted, guys, we’re being hunted, and the hunting season is almost over. We only have one more chance to hunt, and we hunted tonight.”

TCU (13-2), the first Cinderella team of the playoff era, never stood a chance against the Georgia juggernaut. Unlike Michigan in the Fiesta Bowl semi-finals, the Bulldogs did not succumb to the Hypnotoads spell.

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