Georgia vs. TCU: National Championship Predictions

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The moment Georgia fans have been waiting for all season. The Bulldogs are in Southern California to crush the Cinderella story that is the TCU Horned Frogs tonight at SoFi Stadium. Georgia has opened the game as nearly two touchdown favoritesone of the most lopsided National Championship lines we’ve seen in decades. Everything will need to go right for TCU to hang around, but that’s what has been said about them all season, and they keep defying the odds to get to this point.

So what’s going to give?

Will the Bulldogs continue their reign of dominance, capturing their second National Title in as many years? Or can the Horned Frogs finish this remarkable journey with a Hollywood ending in Southern California?

Chase Irle’s Prediction

Not to brag, but I was pretty much right on the money with my Ohio State prediction. My gut told me it was going to be one of those games we remember for decades, and it will go down as one of the most historic games in Georgia Bulldogs history. This one, however, will not be nearly as gut-wrenching.

TCU’s run has been marvelous to watch as a college football fanatic, but it stops tonight against the reigning champs. The Bulldogs are better in all three phases. They should have a field day throwing on this vulnerable TCU defense, and while I haven’t been impressed with Georgia’s defense over the last couple of weeks, this is still one of the better units in the country. I think they play with a lot of pride after what happened ten days ago against Ohio State and try to impose their will on Max Duggan and the Horned Frogs offense.

I have no dog in this fight, so I would love to see a game that comes down to the wire. Unfortunately, I don’t think that’s what we have in store tonight. Bulldogs win… BIG.

Georgia 55, TCU 24

Alex Lord’s Prediction

Everyone thought that Ohio State was going to get run off the field by Georgia. However, sharps were all over the Buckeyes, giving me pause. I predicted the Buckeyes would make it a close one, but the Dawgs would pull through. And for the National Championship, most of the public is all over TCU, which means we are going the other way.

It’s the most lopsided matchup we’ve seen in decades. The Horned Frogs have had a magical season, led by Max Duggan and Sonny Dykes, but this is where their story ends. Expect Kirby Smart’s team to dominate them in every facet of the game. TCU’s defense gave up 45 points to a Michigan offense that left a ton of points on the field and is inferior to Georgia’s. The Bulldogs should put up 50 points without even blinking.¬†On the opposite side of the ball, TCU did put up 51 points on a very good Michigan defense, but 14 of those points came off interceptions. I expect the Horned Frogs to score some points, but not enough to keep pace with Georgia.

TCU has a chance, but its path to a national title and one of the greatest upsets in sports is long and narrow. The Horned Frogs have to play an absolutely perfect game for four quarters while the Dawgs play a similarly flawed game as the Wolverines did. The final score isn’t indicative of how dominant Georgia is Monday night.

Georgia 42, TCU 24

Photo: Michael Wade/Icon Sportswire

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