The over/under for the national championship game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and Georgia Bulldogs was 53. Considering the two teams managed to only score in field goals in the first half, we hope you took the under.

Alabama leads Georgia at halftime 9-6, making this the first time that the national championship game has featured five total field goals between the two sides. It’s also the first College Football Playoff game to not feature a touchdown in the first half.

While that’s unique, the first half did remind a lot of people of the 2012 BCS National Championship Game, which saw Alabama defeat LSU 21-0 entirely on field goals, kicking three in the first half and four in the second half.

Jake Podlesny is two-for-two for Georgia, having kicked a 24-yarder and 49-yarder. Meanwhile, Alabama kicker Will Reichard has booted a 45-yarder and two 37-yarders.

We’ll have to see if either offense is able to break through and score some touchdowns against these stout SEC defenses. But in the meantime, the all-field goal first half inspired a lot of interesting thoughts from the college football world.

[ESPN Stats]

About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to