With Georgia close to winning its second straight national title, coach Kirby Smart drew his offensive starters 13:25 to play in the fourth quarter.
The top-ranked Bulldogs dominated the No. 3 TCU from the start en route to establishing a commanding 52-7 lead in the final frame. After a brief run by Branson Robinson as a backup, Smart called a timeout to allow Stetson Bennett, tight end Brock Bowers, receiver Ladd McConkey and the rest of the first-team offense to get off the field one last time.
UGA fans gave Bennett and company a loud standing ovation as they trotted to the sidelines, where Smart was the first to greet his senior quarterback.
The Bulldogs’ early end to offensive night followed a great all-around performance on college football’s biggest stage.
Bennett, who ended his career with a 28-3 record as a starter, submitted his claim for a second straight offensive MVP award after putting in easy work with the Horned Frogs all evening. He finished the game 18 of 25 for 304 yards and four touchdown passes, followed by three carries for 39 yards and another two points. Bennett’s chemistry with Bowers and McConkey was once again on full display throughout the competition. Bowers recorded seven catches for 152 yards and a touchdown, while McConkey clinched five receptions for 88 yards and two TDs.
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