College Football Championship

College Football Championship

McKinley Barron

     The 2023 College Football championship is Monday, January 9th in Inglewood, California. This game features the TCU Horned Frogs and the Georgia Bulldogs. Georgia is favored to win as they won the championship in 2021 and have had an undefeated season. Georgia’s quarterback Stetson Bennett and TCU’s quarterback Max Duggan were both finalists for the Heisman trophy this year. Neither player won, but just to be a finalist for this trophy is a huge accomplishment. 


     A lot of college football fans do not like Georgia. Stetson Bennett is one of the oldest players in college football. He is 25 years old, which is older than many NFL players. Lamar Jackson won the Heisman in 2016 and he is the same age as Bennett. Jackson has been in the NFL for several years now. Georgia is also hated for their cocky attitude. Georgia usually is one of the better teams in football. In the initial college football rankings, Georgia was ranked number third and Tennessee was ranked first. However, Tennessee lost to Georgia and South Carolina, which knocked them out of the championships. Georgia is favored to win, but they will have to play much better than they did against Ohio State. In the Chick-fil-a Peach Bowl, Georgia trailed most of the game. However, they did come back to win the game. After the game was over, head coach Kirby Smart stated that they had lots of practicing to do before they would play TCU.


     TCU has never been a big football school. In the first rankings that were released in August, TCU was not even ranked. They were not a contender for the playoffs. TCU has only one loss this season, which was to Kansas State in the Big 12 Championship game. TCU was favored to win but fell short. TCU remained to be ranked third in the AP polls. The last time TCU won a national championship was in 1938. This is a big deal for them. This almost means more to TCU than Georgia because Georgia is used to this, whereas TCU has not been here in decades.


     The game this Monday night will be one of the biggest ever. If TCU beats Georgia, it will be a huge upset. A lot of these players will be moving on to the NFL after this, so it is their last chance to get a championship if they don’t already have one. They are playing in the new SoFi Stadium, which holds 70,00 people. Both these teams will be very anxious but eager to start playing. Hopefully, this is will a very good game.