Georgia won its long-awaited national championship the way it dominated during an undefeated regular season — by relying on its defense.
The Bulldogs allowed only 30 yards rushing in beating Alabama 33-18 in Indianapolis. Georgia won its first national title since the 1980 season.
The clinching touchdown came on cornerback Kelee Ringo’s 79-yard interception return with less than one minute remaining.
Georgia won the rematch with Alabama after losing 41-24 in the SEC championship game.
The Bulldogs entered the national championship game ranked first in the nation by allowing only 9.6 points per game.
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