Georgia beats Alabama to win first national title in 41 years

Georgia defeated rival Alabama 33-18 win the College Football Playoff title at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Monday night.

Why it matters: The Bulldogs won their first national title since 1980 after Stetson Bennett completed a 40-yard touchdown pass to Adonai Mitchell that gave them a 19-18 lead other the Crimson Tide with 8:09 remaining. Georgia’s Kelee Ringo sealed the win by intercepting Bryce Young and returning it for a touchdown.

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Editor’s note: This article has been updated with details of Bennett and Ringo’s role in the win.


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