The Georgia Bulldogs football program represents the University of Georgia in American football. They compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
Defending national champion
Georgia is the defending national champion and is looking to win a third straight. In addition, the Bulldogs are looking to become the first back-to-back champions since Alabama in 2011 and 2012.
Georgia had a great season, tying for the school record for wins with 17 straight. They also have an excellent defensive unit led by Javon Bullard. He was named Defensive MVP for his performance in the Ohio State game.
One of the most surprising players of the year was walk-on quarterback Stetson Bennett. He went from walk-on to Heisman Trophy finalist and has been the star of the offense for the Bulldogs.
Another player to watch out for is senior wide receiver, Karis Jackson. His numbers are impressive this year, and he is motivated to keep winning.
Heisman Trophy winners
The Georgia Bulldogs have sent two Heisman Trophy winners to the Hall of Fame. Frank Sinkwich and Herschel Walker both won the trophy in their college careers. They are the only Georgia Heisman Trophy winners in school history.
But it’s a different story regarding the Georgia football team’s offensive players. They haven’t had a player finish in the top four of Heisman voting since 1994.
Since 1982, 171 players have been invited to the New York ceremony. Each year’s ballots were sent to a group of 929 electors, including 58 living Heisman winners, 870 media members, and one fan vote. Ultimately, the top three vote-getters were awarded.
When he arrived at Georgia, Stetson Bennett didn’t expect to end up as a Heisman finalist. Instead, his rise from a walk-on to a national champion has been remarkable. He now sits fourth in the Bulldogs’ single-season passing yardage record books.
Georgia football has seen some pretty lovely seasons in recent years. This year’s squad has won more games than losses, but it’s not quite up there with the top-ranked teams in the country.
The Bulldogs had a 15-0 record last season and were the top-ranked team in the AP poll. They also won the College Football Playoff and their first national championship in 41 years.
Georgia is one step closer to another national title after a dominant win over TCU on Monday night. A 65-7 victory over the Horned Frogs gave the Dawgs their first back-to-back national titles in the new CFP era.
The Bulldogs outscored their opponents 589-188 in total offensive yardage. Their performance tied for the fifteenth-best in the history of the national championship.
Most successful season
The Georgia Bulldogs are on the hunt for a third straight national title. The Dawgs are currently 14-0. They started the season 8-0. Their losses were to No. 2 Alabama and No. 6 South Carolina. However, they did beat No. 7 Florida. Then, in the Sugar Bowl, they defeated No. 20 North Carolina by 20-10.
While the Bulldogs were dominant during the 1980s, they missed a national championship in 1982. A loss to Penn State in the year’s final game was a critical factor in the Bulldogs’ lack of a tournament.
This season marked Georgia’s best in decades. The Bulldogs won eight games by at least 10 points. Moreover, they were perfect in SEC play and the regular season.
The defense scored six shutouts. Roquan Smith tallied ten sacks and 72 tackles. David Pollack and Fred Gibson earned All-American honors. Despite having an underwhelming offense, the Georgia defense gave up fewer than six points per game.
Deaths of players during World War I
The Georgia football program went through a rough time in the late 1800s. Several players were killed in World War I. However, the team did get off to a good start, and it would continue to play a vital role in the University’s athletic program for the next 25 years.
One of the most storied players in college football history, Charley Trippi, played for the Georgia Bulldogs in the early 1940s. As a running back, he compiled 1,239 yards. He also was known for his rushing, punting, and receiving abilities.
At the University of Georgia, Charley Trippi was a part of a national championship offense. In addition to his running and passing skills, he was also a leader and leader in punting. His punting averaged 40.3 yards.