The Georgia Bulldogs have done it. After 41 long years, the Dawgs sit atop the college football world once more, having defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide 33-18 in the College Football Playoff National Championship game.
Tim Spinozi has immortalized this historic victory with a great Ope Edition print entitled
“How Bout Them Dawgs?!”
In the bottom margin reads:
2021 College Football Playoffs National Championship game
This Professionally framed print measures approximately 17 x 23 and is framed with a 1 1/2″ black wood moulding with double mattes of Georgia Red Suede and black with glass and backing
“With 54 seconds left in Monday night’s College Football Playoff National Championship, Georgia cornerback Kelee Ringo intercepted the ball and returned it 79 yards for a touchdown cementing the program’s first national championship since 1980.”
While the victory is momentous no matter how you slice it, the fact it comes against Alabama is particularly sweet for Georgia fans. You need look no further than Kirby Smart’s record as head coach of the program to understand why. Since 2016, Smart’s Bulldogs have lost just nine games. Four of those have been against Nick Saban and the Tide — three times with hardware on the line.
After a slow first half that saw five combined field goals and zero touchdowns, the Dawgs turned up the scoring with 27 points in the second half. Zamir White converted the first touchdown of the game on a 1-yard run in the third quarter. It was after Alabama answered back in the fourth that Stetson Bennett connected with Adonai Mitchell on a 40-yard pass to reclaim the lead. From there, Bennett found Brock Bowers in the end zone, and a pick-six by Kelee Ringo sealed the game for Georgia.