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The No. 1 Georgia Bulldogs (14-0) and the No. 3 TCU Horned Frogs (13-1) meet for the 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship on January 9, 2023. The game begins at 7:30 PM ET and airs on ESPN.
The Bulldogs are expected to win by double digits (currently -12.5) against the Horned Frogs. The over/under for this matchup is 62.5 points.
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Game Info and Betting Lines for Georgia vs. TCU
- Game Day: Monday, January 9, 2023
- Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN
- Location: Inglewood, California
- Stadium: SoFi Stadium
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Georgia Betting Insights
- TCU has gone 10-3-1 ATS this year.
- Out of TCU’s 14 games with a set total, eight have hit the over (57.1%).
Georgia Stats & Insights
- Georgia has been a handful for opposing teams, ranking top-25 in both total offense (seventh-best with 494.9 yards per game) and total defense (11th-best with 304.6 yards allowed per game) this year.
- Georgia has been finding success on both offense and defense, ranking eighth-best in scoring offense (39.4 points per game) and fifth-best in scoring defense (14.8 points allowed per game).
- Georgia ranks 66th in pass defense this season (224.6 passing yards allowed per game), but has been playing really well on the offensive side of the ball, ranking 15th-best in the FBS with 293.0 passing yards per game.
- Georgia has been firing on all cylinders in the running game this year, ranking 23rd-best in rushing offense (201.9 rushing yards per game) and best in rushing defense (80.0 rushing yards allowed per game).
- Georgia has been a difficult matchup for opposing teams on third down, ranking top-25 in both third-down offense (eighth-best with a 49.7% third-down conversion rate) and third-down defense (second-best with a 27.1% third-down percentage allowed) this year.
- Georgia has the 100th-ranked turnover margin in college football at -1, forcing 16 turnovers (69th in the FBS) while turning it over 17 times (62nd in the FBS).
Georgia’s Best Players
- Stetson Bennett has thrown for 3,823 yards (273.1 ypg) to lead Georgia, completing 68.1% of his passes and collecting 23 touchdown passes compared to seven interceptions this season. He’s also figured in the ground game with 166 rushing yards on 54 carries with eight rushing touchdowns.
- Kenny McIntosh has carried the ball 142 times for a team-high 779 yards (55.6 per game) with 10 scores. He has also caught 42 passes for 505 yards and two receiving touchdowns.
- Daijun Edwards has carried the ball 135 times for 739 yards (52.8 per game) and seven touchdowns.
- Brock Bowers has hauled in 56 receptions for 790 yards (56.4 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He’s found the end zone six times as a receiver.
- Ladd McConkey has put up a 674-yard season so far with five touchdowns, reeling in 53 passes on zero targets.
- Jamon Dumas-Johnson has four sacks to pace the team, and also has seven TFL and 60 tackles.
- Georgia’s tackle leader, Smael Mondon Jr., has 66 tackles, four TFL, one sack, and one interception this year.
- Christopher Smith has picked off a team-leading three passes. He also has 55 tackles, four TFL, one sack, and five passes defended to his name.
TCU Betting Insights
- TCU is 10-3-1 ATS this year.
- Eight of TCU’s 14 games with a set total have hit the over (57.1%).
TCU Stats & Insights
- TCU’s offense has been thriving, racking up 474.1 total yards per contest (13th-best) this season. Defensively, it ranks 80th by giving up 395.3 total yards per game.
- TCU’s offense has been leading the charge for the team, as it ranks fourth-best in the FBS with 41.1 points per game. In terms of defense, it is ceding 26.4 points per game, which ranks 64th.
- From an offensive angle, TCU is generating 269.6 passing yards per game (29th-ranked). It ranks 92nd in the FBS on the other side of the ball (243.2 passing yards given up per game).
- TCU’s rushing attack has been leading the way for the team, as it ranks 20th-best in the FBS with 204.5 rushing yards per contest. In terms of defense, it is ceding 152.1 rushing yards per game, which ranks 72nd.
- From an offensive standpoint, TCU is posting a 41.1% third-down conversion percentage (45th-ranked). It ranks 32nd in the FBS on the other side of the ball (34.5% third-down rate allowed).
- TCU has excelled in terms of turnovers, as the team’s turnover margin of +9 ranks 14th-best in the FBS, with 21 forced turnovers (20th in the nation) and 12 turnovers committed (16th in the nation).
TCU’s Best Players
- Max Duggan has thrown for 3,546 yards (253.3 yards per game) while completing 63.7% of his passes and tossing 32 touchdown passes with six interceptions this season. He’s also rushed for 461 yards with eight touchdowns.
- Kendre Miller is his team’s leading rusher with 224 carries for 1,399 yards, or 99.9 per game. He’s found paydirt 17 times on the ground, as well.
- Emari Demercado has racked up 622 yards (on 107 attempts) with six touchdowns.
- Quentin Johnston paces his team with 1,066 receiving yards on 59 catches with six touchdowns.
- Taye Barber has totaled 605 receiving yards (46.5 yards per game) and five touchdowns on 36 receptions.
- Derius Davis’ 37 catches (on zero targets) have netted him 430 yards (33.1 ypg) and five touchdowns.
- Dylan Horton leads the team with nine sacks, and also has eight TFL and 44 tackles.
- TCU’s leading tackler, Johnny Hodges, has 81 tackles, five TFL, and one sack this year.
- Bud Clark has picked off a team-leading five passes. He also has 39 tackles, one TFL, and five passes defended to his name.