Jan 10, 2022; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Georgia Bulldogs defensive back Kelee Ringo (5) returns an interception for a touchdown against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the fourth quarter during the 2022 CFP college football national championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joshua Bickel-USA TODAY Sports

While the first half of the College Football Playoff National Championship between the Alabama Crimson Tide and Georgia Bulldogs was a field goal fest, the second half opened up with both teams trading touchdowns.

Georgia was able to pull ahead of Alabama in the fourth quarter despite a wild fumble that led to a Tide touchdown. Clinging to an eight-point lead, the Bulldogs fought back to prevent Alabama from driving down the field late for a chance to score a touchdown and tie the game with a two-point conversion. Well, it never happened because Heisman Trophy winner Bryce Young launched a ball deep downfield that landed in the waiting arms of Georgia’s Kelee Ringo, who promptly returned it all the way down the field for a pick-six touchdown to ice the game and the national title.

Georgia’s lead was extended to 33-18, essentially putting the game out of reach despite a late effort by Bama.

For Georgia, the interception run was the culmination of a season in which they were the No. 1 team in the nation for much of it before losing to Alabama in the SEC Championship Game. However, they found redemption in the CFP, beating Michigan easily and then outdueling Nick Saban and the mighty Tide when it mattered most.

Congrats to the Georgia Bulldogs on their first national title since 1980, doing it exactly the way they’d wanted to.

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 sean@thecomeback.com.