Georgia Stetson Bennett accepts the National Championship trophy after defeating the Alabama Bulldogs on Monday, January 10.
Georgia coach Kirby Smart was congratulated by ex-Georgia Dandrey Swift during the post-game celebrations.
Georgia players celebrate in confetti.
Alabama forward Chris Owens, left, and quarterbacks Bryce Young leave the field after the game.
Georgia defensive back Tiki Smith celebrates after the final whistle.
Alabama’s Khairy Jackson walks off the field after the game.
Smart shakes hands with Alabama coach Nick Saban after the final whistle. Smart is a former Saban assistant who was 0-4 against him as head coach.
Georgia fans react after Kelly Ringo re-intercepts the ball to claim victory.
Bennett was hugged by the Bulldogs’ assistant coach late in the game.
Ringo runs into the end zone after his six selection.
Smart celebrates with Ringo after landing.
Georgia players celebrate late in the game.
Young adjusts his helmet after being fired in the fourth quarter. Young, this season’s Heisman Trophy winner, was under heavy pressure for most of Monday’s games.
Georgia’s tight end Brock Powers celebrates after scoring a goal to cement Georgia’s lead in the fourth quarter. After the extra point, Georgia led 26-18.
Georgia wide receiver Adonay Mitchell over-40 managed to land atop Alabama’s Khayri Jackson in the fourth quarter. The landing gave Georgia a 19-18 lead.
Alabama’s Cameron Lato celebrated after his fourth-quarter catch led to Crimson Tide’s short lead 18-13.
Bennett senses the ball when Alabama midfielder Christian Harris hits him in the fourth quarter. Alabama recovered deep into the territory of Georgia and went on to score a landing.
Georgia full-back Zamir White celebrates with his teammates after scoring on a one-yard field late in the third quarter. After the extra point, Georgia led 13-9.
Georgian Galen Carter saved Will Richard’s goal in the third quarter. Georgia recorded a dip in its next lead.
Georgia Young’s Anthony Sammy intercepted early in the third quarter. This was the game’s first spin.
Powers is tackled by Kool-Aid McKinstry, left, and Henry To’oTo’o during the first half. The opening 30 minutes were a defensive struggle between the two teams, and Alabama led 9-6 in the first half.
Dallas Turner fires Bennett in the second quarter.
Georgia player Jack Bodelsny, center, watches a ball that breaks the tops in the first half.
Young throws a pass during the first half.
Richard continues with one of his three goals in the first half.
Alabama wide receiver Jameson Williams injured his knee after picking it up in the second quarter. He was taken to the locker room and later disqualified for the rest of the match. Alabama was already at the bottom of a one-star reception after John Mitchell ripped through the AFC Champions League in a SEC title match.
Saban watched the match in the first half.
Bennett shouts instructions for the Georgia offense in the second quarter.
George Pickens of Georgia fishes in the first half. It led to Georgia’s field goal, which tied the match 3-3.
Offensive production was hard to come by in the first half.
Mitchell tries to withdraw his fist.
Smart guides his team through the first quarter.
Bennett recovers his stumble during the Bulldogs’ opening drive.
Reichard created a field goal to give Crimson Tide a 3-0 lead in the first quarter.
Fans watch the action in the first half.
Georgian Jordan Davis sacks Young in the opening round of the game. It was initially judged in confusion that Georgia was back on the cusp. But the restart reversed the call, and was identified as an incomplete pass instead.
Team captains meet at the opening coin toss before kick-off.
Natalie Grant sings the national anthem during pre-game festivities.
Georgia fans cheer before the game.
Alabama was introduced before the game.
The young man walks to the field for pre-match training.
Georgia players take the field before the game.
The Georgian orchestra performs before the match.
Hair Dog, Georgia’s mascot, prepares to take off.
Fans make their way to Lucas Oil Stadium before the match.