Orange Bowl 2021: Georgia gets back to its dominant ways, flushing Alabama loss ahead of rematch with Tide

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – That sound you heard Friday from Hard Rock Stadium was Georgia flushing its memories from the latest Alabama debacle … and Michigan circling the drain. For one night, there was nothing wrong with the Bulldogs in the Orange Bowl semifinal of the College Football Playoff that the Dawgs couldn’t fix themselves.

Congratulations, Georgia. Now comes the hard part.

The No. 3 Dawgs’ 34-11 decision over the No. 2 Wolverines was so complete almost every lingering question regarding the regular season’s most dominant team was answered in a first-half evisceration of the Big Ten champions.


There is, once again, a Crimson and White query looming on the horizon after Georgia advanced to its second CFP National Championship in five seasons.

Will the Dawgs finally slay the T-Town beasts to win their first national championship in 41 years?

That remains to be determined, but as soon as Michigan was swept out of the CFP, the stage was set for yet another all-SEC tussle. For the third time in the last seven years, we have a rematch in the CFP National Championship. All of them have involved Alabama.

If you’re looking for a little variety in your playoff, well, that will have to wait. By the time the title game rolls around on Jan. 10, 2022, the teams will have played twice in slightly more than five weeks.

Yes, the SEC is hogging the spotlight again. No. 1 Alabama disposed of No. 4 Cincinnati 27-6 in the Cotton Bowl semifinal to chase its eighth title in 15 years under coach Nick Saban.

Meet the new Dawgs, same as the old Dawgs? It sure looked like it Friday night. Quarterback Stetson Bennett IV stiff-armed both Michigan and the JT Daniels fan club, mad bombing the Wolverines all the way back to Ann Arbor,…


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