Georgia vs TCU: Line, Prediction, TV Channel & Live Stream for 2023 CFP National Championship Game
In the final SEC game of the 2022 season, Georgia looks to complete its’ quest to become the first repeat champion of the CFP era, as the Bulldogs face TCU in the 2023 CFP National Championship Game. This is the fifth-ever meeting between the Bulldogs and Horned Frogs on the football field, with Georgia having won all four previous’ contests, most recently in 2016.
The 2022 SEC champions, Georgia is ranked as the No. 1 seed in the College Football Playoff, and enters the 2023 CFP National Championship Game undefeated at 14-0. As mentioned previously, the Bulldogs are also the defending national champions, and are coming off a thrilling come-from-behind semifinal win in the Peach Bowl against Ohio State, defeating the Buckeyes, 42-41.
Offensively, Georgia is led by a Heisman finalist at quarterback in senior Stetson Bennett, with the Bulldogs currently ranking No. 8 nationally with an average of 39.4 PPG. In addition to Bennett, Georgia has three primary options at running back in Kenny McIntosh, Daijun Edwards, and Kendall Milton, along with Brock Bowers, Ladd McConkey, Darnell Washington, Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint, and Kearis Jackson as the top receivers.
Georgia’s defense ranks No. 5 nationally by allowing 14.8 PPG to opponents, and are led by one of the SEC’s top linebacker duos in Smael Mondon Jr. and Jamon Dumas-Johnson. Alongside those two, others such as Jalen Carter, Malaki Starks, Kelee Ringo, Christopher Smith, and Javon Bullard are all also names to know on the Georgia defense.
TCU, who is the No. 3 seed in the College Football Playoff, will be looking for their first national title since 1938, and enters the 2023 CFP National Championship Game with a 13-1 record under head coach Sonny Dykes. The Horned Frogs are also coming off a 51-45 win over Michigan in the Fiesta Bowl, with their lone loss this season having come in the Big 12 Championship Game to Kansas State, 31-28.
Offensively, TCU ranks No. 5 nationally with an average of 41.1 PPG, and are also led by a Heisman finalist at quarterback in Max Duggan. The Horned Frogs ground game is anchored by one of the Big 12’s top duos in Kendre Miller and Emari Demercado alongside Duggan, while the top receivers are Quentin Johnson (team-high 1,066 receiving yards, 6 TD), Taye Barber, Derius Davis, Savion Williams, and Jared Wiley.
TCU defensively ranks No. 64 nationally by allowing 26.4 PPG, and are led by the pass rushing duo of Dylan Horton and Dee Winters, with both having combined for 18 sacks this season. TCU is also led by others on defense such as Johnny Hodges, Mark Perry, Jamoi Hodge, Nook Bradford, Bud Clark, Tre’vius Hodges-Tomlinson, and more.
Georgia vs TCU Line, Spread, Over/Under
Georgia is a 12.5-point favorite over TCU in the 2023 CFP National Championship Game according to FanDuel, with the over/under at 62.5 as of Wednesday, January 4. Georgia is also -450, while TCU is +340.
Georgia vs TCU 2023 CFP National Championship Game Prediction
Plain and simple, expect the Georgia defense to be a big difference maker Monday night against TCU. Because of this, I’ll say that the Bulldogs limit TCU’s offensive success to win by at-least two touchdowns, and Georgia claims their second consecutive national championship. Prediction: Georgia 38, TCU 20
What Channel is the Georgia vs TCU Game On?
Georgia and TCU will play in the 2023 CFP National Championship Game on Monday, January 9 from SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA. Kickoff is set for 7:30 PM ET, with the game available on ESPN.
Georgia vs TCU Live Stream
The 2023 CFP National Championship Game between Georgia and TCU can be found on fuboTV here.
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