2021 Georgia Bulldogs football
Consensus national champion
SEC Eastern Division champion
Orange Bowl champion
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionEastern Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 1
APNo. 1
Record14–1 (8–0 SEC)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorTodd Monken (2nd season)
Offensive schemePro spread
Co-defensive coordinatorDan Lanning (3rd season)
Co-defensive coordinatorGlenn Schumann (3rd season)
Base defense3–4
Home stadiumSanford Stadium
Uniform
Seasons
← 2020
2022 →
2021 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
East Division
No. 1 Georgia x#^   8 0     14 1  
No. 18 Kentucky   5 3     10 3  
Tennessee   4 4     7 6  
Missouri   3 5     6 7  
South Carolina   3 5     7 6  
Florida   2 6     6 7  
Vanderbilt   0 8     2 10  
West Division
No. 2 Alabama x$^   7 1     13 2  
No. 11 Ole Miss   6 2     10 3  
No. 21 Arkansas   4 4     9 4  
Mississippi State   4 4     7 6  
Texas A&M   4 4     8 4  
Auburn   3 5     6 7  
LSU   3 5     6 7  
Championship: Alabama 41, Georgia 24
  • # – College Football Playoff champion
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2021 Georgia Bulldogs football team represented the University of Georgia in the 2021 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Bulldogs played their home games at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia, and competed in the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). They were led by sixth-year head coach Kirby Smart. They finished the season with 14 wins and 1 loss (14–1 overall, 8–0 in the SEC). Georgia won the National Championship and was the consensus No. 1 team at the conclusion of the season. The 14 games won by the Bulldogs also set the record for the most wins in a single season in school history until it was broken the following season, where Georgia finished with a 15–0 record.[1]

This season is one of two back-to-back Georgia seasons that won a national championship. In the 2021 season, Georgia won 33–18 against Alabama, and in the 2022 season, Georgia won 65–7 against TCU.

The Bulldogs made it to the College Football Playoff for the first time since 2017. After defeating Michigan in the semifinals, they defeated Alabama to win their first national championship since 1980. This was the first time a No. 3 team has won the CFP National Championship. It also marked the first time in the history of college football, since the Associated Press poll began in 1936, that a college football team had won an AP National Championship after losing their respective conference championship game in the same season.

Some experts have viewed the 2021 Bulldogs as having one of the greatest defenses in college football history.[2][3]

Offseason

SEC Media Days

Preseason All-SEC teams

The Bulldogs had eleven players selected to the preseason all-SEC teams.

Transfers

Outgoing

The Bulldogs lost 13 players via transfer from the 2020 season. They gained 3 players for the 2021 season.

Name No. Pos. Height Weight Hometown Year New school
Demetris Robertson #16 WR 6’0 190 Savannah, GA Sophomore Auburn
Major Burns #20 DB 6’2 175 Baton Rouge, LA Freshman LSU
Tommy Bush #12 WR 6’5 195 Schertz, TX Redshirt Sophomore North Texas
John Seter #16 QB 6’3 180 Athens, Ga Junior SMU
Tyrique Stevenson #7 CB 6’0 202 Miami, Fla Senior Miami
Matt Landers #5 WR 6’5 200 Saint Petersburg, FL Junior Toledo
Prather Hudson #24 DB 5’11 200 Columbus, Ga Senior Illinois
Jermaine Johnson II #11 DL 6’5 262 Eden Prairie, MN Redshirt Senior Florida State
Netori Johnson #72 DL 6'4 325 Ellenwood, GA Redshirt Junior Middle Tennessee
Makiya Tongue #19 WR 6’2 223 Baton Rouge, LA Junior Oregon State
Trey Blount #14 WR 6’2 211 Atlanta, GA Junior Old Dominion
D'Wan Mathis #2 QB 6’1 235 Oak Park, Mich Redshirt Freshman Temple
Kolby Wyatt #82 TE 6’4 240 San Diego, Cal Senior Hawaii

Incoming

Name No. Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Prev. school
Tykee Smith #23 CB 5'10" 198 Junior Philadelphia, PA West Virginia
Derion Kendrick 11 CB 6'0" 190 Sophomore Rock Hill, SC Clemson
Arik Gilbert 14 TE 6'5" 248 Sophomore Marietta, GA LSU

Roster

2021 Georgia Bulldogs football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
TE 0 Darnell Washington So
WR 1 George Pickens Jr
RB 2 Kendall Milton So
RB 3 Zamir White Jr
RB 4 James Cook Sr
WR 5 Adonai Mitchell Fr
RB 6 Kenny McIntosh Jr
WR 7 Jermaine Burton So
WR 8 Dominick Blaylock  So
WR 9 Justin Robinson  Fr
WR 10 Kearis Jackson Jr
WR 11 Arian Smith  Fr
QB 12 Brock Vandagriff Fr
QB 13 Stetson Bennett Sr
WR 14 Arik Gilbert Jr
QB 14 Jackson Muschamp  Fr
QB 15 Carson Beck  Fr
WR 17 Jackson Meeks Fr
QB 18 JT Daniels Jr
TE 19 Brock Bowers Fr
RB 20 Sevaughn Clark  So
WR 23 Jaylen Johnson Jr
TE 24 Matthew Brown Jr
QB 24 Nathan Priestley  So
QB 26 Collin Drake Fr
RB 28 Anthony Summey  So
RB 32 Cash Jones Fr
RB 33 Daijun Edwards So
RB 36 Garrett Jones Jr
WR 37 Woody Waters  Fr
WR 39 Brady Tindall Fr
TE 43 Chase Harof Sr
TE 44 Michael Hagerty  So
RB 45 Kurt Knisely  Fr
RB 49 Gleaton Jones Fr
OL 50 Warren Ericson Jr
OL 51 Tate Ratledge  Fr
OL 52 Cameron Kinnie  Fr
OL 53 Dylan Fairchild Fr
OL 54 Justin Shaffer Sr
OL 55 Jared Wilson Fr
OL 56 Micah Morris Fr
OL 58 Austin Blaske  Fr
OL 59 Broderick Jones  Fr
OL 60 Clay Webb  So
OL 61 Blake Watson Jr
OL 63 Sedrick Van Pran-Granger  Fr
OL 65 Amarius Mims Fr
OL 67 John Ferguson Fr
OL 68 Chris Brown  Fr
OL 69 Jamaree Salyer Sr
OL 70 Warren McClendon  So
OL 73 Xavier Truss  So
OL 75 Owen Condon Jr
OL 76 Miles Johnson  Fr
OL 77 Devin Willock  Fr
OL 78 Chad Lindberg  Fr
TE 80 Brett Seither  So
WR 81 Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint So
WR 82 Logan Johnson Fr
WR 84 Ladd McConkey  Fr
TE 85 Drew Sheehan  So
TE 86 John FitzPatrick Jr
WR 87 Mekhi Mews Fr
TE 88 Ryland Goede  So
WR 89 Braxton Hicks  Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 0 Rian Davis  So
DB 1 Nylan Green Fr
LB 2 Smael Mondon Jr. Fr
DB 3 Kamari Lassiter Fr
LB 4 Nolan Smith Jr
DB 5 Kelee Ringo  Fr
CB 6 Jalen Kimber  Fr
ILB 7 Quay Walker Sr
OLB 8 MJ Sherman So
DB 9 Ameer Speed Sr
LB 10 Jamon Dumas-Johnson Fr
DB 11 Derion Kendrick Sr
LB 12 Lovasea Carroll Fr
DB 14 David Daniel Fr
ILB 15 Trezmen Marshall  So
DB 16 Lewis Cine Jr
LB 17 Nakobe Dean Jr
LB 18 Xavian Sorey Jr. Fr
OLB 19 Adam Anderson Sr
DB 22 Javon Bullard Fr
DB 23 Tykee Smith Jr
DB 26 Jehlen Cannady  Fr
DB 29 Christopher Smith II Sr
DB 31 William Poole Sr
LB 32 Chaz Chambliss Fr
OLB 33 Robert Beal Jr. Sr
LB 35 John Staton IV GS
DB 36 Latavious Brini Sr
DB 37 Drew Southern Fr
LB 38 Patrick Taylor  Fr
ILB 41 Channing Tindall Sr
ILB 42 Graham Collins  Fr
DB 43 Matthew Helow Fr
DL 44 Travon Walker Jr
DL 45 Bill Norton  So
DB 46 Payton Bowles  Fr
DB 47 Dan Jackson  So
DB 48 Wesley Potter Jr
ILB 54 Cade Brock  Fr
DL 45 Marlin Dean Fr
LB 57 Luke Collins Fr
DL 78 Nazir Stackhouse So
DL 88 Jalen Carter So
DL 89 Malcolm Brown Fr
DL 90 Tramel Walthour Jr
DL 91 Tymon Mitchell  So
DL 92 Julian Rochester Sr
DL 93 Tyrion Ingram-Dawkins Fr
DL 94 Jonathan Jefferson Fr
DL 95 Devonte Wyatt Sr
DL 96 Zion Logue  So
DT 97 Warren Brinson So
DL 98 Tyler Malakius  So
DL 99 Jordan Davis Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
LS 47 Payne Walker Jr
LS 56 William Mote  So
LS 66 Jonathan Washburn Fr
K/P 90 Jake Camarda Sr
P 92 Landon Stratton Sr
P 95 Noah Chumley  So
K 96 Jack Podlesny  Jr
K/P 97 Matthew Sumlin  Fr
P 98 Noah Jones Fr
K 99 Jared Zirkel  Fr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Todd MonkenOffensive coordinator
  • Dan LanningDefensive coordinator/outside linebackers
  • Glenn SchumannCo-defensive coordinator/inside linebackers
  • Scott CochranSpecial teams coordinator
  • Dell McGeeRun game coordinator/running backs
  • Cortez HanktonPass game coordinator/wide receivers
  • Tray Scott – Defensive line/assistant head coach
  • Matt LukeOffensive line/associate head coach
  • Todd Hartley – Tight ends
  • Jahmile Addae – Defensive backs/assistant head coach
  • Scott Sinclair – Director, strength and conditioning
  • Rodney Price – Assistant, strength and conditioning
  • Maurice Sims – Assistant, strength and conditioning
  • Ben Sowders – Assistant, strength and conditioning
  • Tersoo Uhaa – Assistant, strength and conditioning
  • Buster Faulkner – Quality control, offense
  • Montgomery Vangorder – Quality control, offense
  • Bryant Gross - Armiento – Quality control, defense
  • Davis Merritt – Quality control, defense
  • Robert Muschamp – Quality control, defense
  • Matt Godwin – Player personnel coordinator
  • Josh Lee – Director, football operations
  • Neyland Raper – Assistant director of football operations
  • Anna Courson – Assistant, football operations
  • Lewis Freeman – Assistant, football operations
  • Jonas JenningsDirector, player development
  • Juwan Taylor – Assistant director, player development
  • Austin Chambers – Assistant, player development
  • Matt Godwin – Director, player personnel
  • Ann Hunt – Administrative associate to the head coach
  • Katie Turner – Director, recruiting
  • Christina Harris – Director, recruiting administration
  • Collier Madaleno – Director, football performance nutrition
  • Meaghan Turcotte – Football sports nutritionist
  • Will MuschampDefense analyst
  • Rashawn Scott – Intern, offense
  • Chandler Eldridge – Director, football creative design
  • Eric Black – Director, of football creative design
  • Chad Morehead – Co-director, of football creative design

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster
Last update: 10/12/21

Schedule

Spring game

The Bulldogs held the Georgia football spring game, "G-Day", on April 17. The Red Team beat the Black Team 28–23.[4] Due to COVID-19 the games capacity was limited to just over 20,000 fans.

Regular season

Georgia announced its 2021 schedule on January 27, 2021. It consisted of six home games, four away games, and two neutral site games. The Bulldogs hosted SEC foes Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, and South Carolina. The Bulldogs traveled to face Auburn, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt. Georgia played Florida in Jacksonville, Florida.

Georgia's out of conference opponents represented the ACC, C-USA and Big South. The Bulldogs played four non-conference games which were against UAB from the Conference USA, Charleston Southern from the Big South, Georgia Tech from the ACC, and Clemson from the ACC in Charlotte, North Carolina in the Duke's Mayo Classic.

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 4 7:30 p.m. vs. No. 3 Clemson* No. 5ABC W 10–3 74,187
September 11 3:30 p.m. UAB* No. 2 ESPN2 W 56–7 92,746
September 18 7:00 p.m. South Carolina No. 2
  • Sanford Stadium
  • Athens, GA (rivalry)
ESPN W 40–13 92,746
September 25 12:00 p.m. at Vanderbilt No. 2 SECN W 62–0 32,178
October 2 12:00 p.m. No. 8 Arkansas No. 2
  • Sanford Stadium
  • Athens, GA (College GameDay)
ESPN W 37–0 92,746
October 9 3:30 p.m. at No. 18 Auburn No. 2 CBS W 34–10 87,451
October 16 3:30 p.m. No. 11 Kentucky No. 1
  • Sanford Stadium
  • Athens, GA (College GameDay / SEC Nation)
CBS W 30–13 92,746
October 30 3:30 p.m. vs. Florida No. 1 CBS W 34–7 76,141
November 6 12:00 p.m. Missouri No. 1
  • Sanford Stadium
  • Athens, GA
ESPN W 43–6 92,746
November 13 3:30 p.m. at Tennessee No. 1 CBS W 41–17 100,074
November 20 12:00 p.m. Charleston Southern* No. 1
  • Sanford Stadium
  • Athens, GA
ESPN+/SECN+ W 56–7 92,746
November 27 12:00 p.m. at Georgia Tech* No. 1 ABC W 45–0 52,806
December 4 4:00 p.m. vs. No. 3 Alabama No. 1
CBS L 24–41 78,030
December 31 7:30 p.m. vs. No. 2 Michigan* No. 3 ESPN W 34–11 66,839
January 10, 2022 8:00 p.m. vs. No. 1 Alabama No. 3
ESPN W 33–18 68,311

[5]

Coaching staff

Name Position Consecutive season at
Georgia in current position
Kirby Smart Head coach 6th
Todd Monken Offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach 2nd
Matt Luke Associate head coach / Offensive line coach 2nd
Scott Cochran Special teams coordinator 2nd
Dan Lanning Defensive coordinator/outside linebackers coach 3rd
Glenn Schumann Co-defensive coordinator/Inside linebackers coach 3rd
Cortez Hankton Pass game coordinator/Wide receivers coach 4th
Dell McGee Run game coordinator/Running backs coach 3rd
Todd Hartley Tight ends coach 3rd
Jahmile Addae Defensive backs coach 1st
Tray Scott Defensive line coach 5th
Reference:[6]
Analysts

Game summaries

vs No. 3 Clemson

See also: 2021 Clemson Tigers football team, Duke's Mayo Classic, and Clemson–Georgia football rivalry

Game One – No. 5 Georgia Bulldogs (0–0) at No. 3 Clemson Tigers (0–0)
Period 1 2 34Total
No. 5 Georgia 0 7 3010
No. 3 Clemson 0 0 033

at Bank of America StadiumCharlotte, North Carolina

  • Date: Saturday, September 4, 2021
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Clear • Temperature: 73 °F (23 °C) • Wind:
  • Game attendance: 74,187
  • Referee: Jason Autrey
  • TV announcers (ABC): Chris Fowler (play-by-play), Kirk Herbstreit (color) and Holly Rowe (sideline)
  • Pregame line: Clemson −2.5 • Odds to win: Clemson 67.7%
Game information
First quarter

no scoring

Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
  • (9:08) CLEM – B. T. Potter 22 Yd Field Goal (Georgia 10–3)
Statistics UGA CLEM
First downs 15 14
Plays–yards 61–256 60–180
Rushes–yards 121 2
Passing yards 135 178
Passing: comp–att–int 22–30–1 19–37–1
Time of possession 31:29 28:31
Team Category Player Statistics
Georgia Passing JT Daniels 22/30, 135 yards
Rushing Zamir White 13 carries, 74 yards
Receiving Brock Bowers 6 receptions, 43 yards
Clemson Passing DJ Uiagalelei 19/37, 178 yards
Rushing Lyn-J Dixon 1 carry, 10 yards
Receiving Joseph Ngata 6 receptions, 110 yards

vs UAB

See also: 2021 UAB Blazers football team

Game Two – UAB Blazers (1–0) at No. 2 Georgia Bulldogs (1–0)
Period 1 2 34Total
UAB 0 0 077
No. 2 Georgia 21 14 14756

at Sanford StadiumAthens, Georgia

  • Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021
  • Game time: 3:30 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Partly Cloudy • Temperature - 82 °F (28 °C) • Wind: Variable at 3MPH[7]
  • Game attendance: 92,746
  • Referee: -
  • TV announcers (ESPN 2): Mark Jones (play-by-play), Robert Griffin III (color) and Quint Kessenich (sideline)
  • Pregame line: Georgia −22.5 • Odds to win: Georgia 94.6%
Game information
First quarter
  • (14:22) UGA – Jermaine Burton 73 Yd pass from Stetson Bennett (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 7–0)
  • (10:17) UGA – Kenny McIntosh 12 Yd pass from Stetson Bennett (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 14–0)
  • (1:14) UGA – Brock Bowers 89 Yd pass from Stetson Bennett (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 21–0)
Second quarter
  • (14:09) UGA – Arian Smith 61 Yd pass from Stetson Bennett (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 28–0)
  • (1:13) UGA – Brock Bowers 9 Yd pass from Stetson Bennett (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 35–0)
Third quarter
  • (8:42) UGA - James Cook 14 Yd Run (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 42-0)
  • (7:11) UGA - Justin Robinson 12 Yd pass from Carson Beck (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 49-0)
Fourth quarter
  • (10:14) UGA - Jamon Dumas-Johnson 20 Yd Interception Return (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 56-0)
  • (5:02) UAB - Keondre Swoopes 61 Yd Interception Return (Matt Quinn Kick) (Georgia 56-7)
Statistics UAB UGA
First downs 11 23
Plays–yards 53-174 60-539
Rushes–yards 127 163
Passing yards 47 376
Passing: comp–att–int 8-17-3 14-22-1
Time of possession 30:39 29:21
Team Category Player Statistics
UAB Passing Tyler Johnson III 6/14, 39 yards, 3 INT
Rushing DeWayne McBride 13 carries, 61 yards
Receiving Lucious Stanley 1 reception, 17 yards
Georgia Passing Stetson Bennett 10/12, 288 yards, 5 TD
Rushing Zamir White 7 carries, 34 yards
Receiving Brock Bowers 3 receptions, 107 yards, 2 TD

vs South Carolina

See also: 2021 South Carolina Gamecocks football team and Georgia–South Carolina football rivalry

Game Three – South Carolina Gamecocks (2–0) at No. 2 Georgia Bulldogs (2–0)
Period 1 2 34Total
South Carolina 6 0 0713
No. 2 Georgia 14 12 14040

at Sanford StadiumAthens, Georgia

  • Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
  • Game time: 7:10 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Mostly Cloudy • Temperature - 77 °F (25 °C) • Wind - SSE at 5MPH[8]
  • Game attendance: 92,746
  • Referee: -
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Sean McDonough (play-by-play), Todd Blackledge (color) and Molly McGrath (sideline)
  • Pregame line: Georgia −31.5 • Odds to win: Georgia 95.2%
Game information
First quarter
  • (12:21) UGA – James Cook 23 Yd Run (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 7–0)
  • (8:51) SC – Parker White 37 Yd Field Goal (Georgia 7–3)
  • (7:00) UGA – Jermaine Burton 43 Yd pass from JT Daniels (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 14–3)
  • (1:34) SC – Parker White 27 Yd Field Goal) (Georgia 14–6)
Second quarter
  • (6:06) UGA – Adonai Mitchell 38 Yd pass from JT Daniels (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 21–6)
  • (0:24) UGA – Team Safety (Georgia 23–6)
  • (0:01) UGA – Jack Podlesny 36 Yd Field Goal (Georgia 26–6)
Third quarter
  • (13:57) UGA – Zamir White 5 Yd Run (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 33–6)
  • (7:37) UGA – James Cook 4 Yd pass from JT Daniels (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 40–6)
Fourth quarter
  • (10:55) SC – Josh Vann 36 Yd pass from Luke Doty (Parker White Kick) (Georgia 40–13)
Statistics SC UGA
First downs 13 26
Plays–yards 63–296 66–491
Rushes–yards 82 184
Passing yards 214 307
Passing: comp–att–int 24–29–1 24–35–2
Time of possession 31:58 28:02
Team Category Player Statistics
SC Passing Luke Doty 13/26, 153 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing ZaQuandre White 5 carries, 31 yards
Receiving Josh Vann 3 receptions, 128 yards, 1 TD
Georgia Passing JT Daniels 23/31, 303 yards, 3 TD
Rushing Kendall Milton 10 carries, 66 yards
Receiving Adonai Mitchell 4 receptions, 77 yards, 1 TD

vs Vanderbilt

See also: 2021 Vanderbilt Commodores football team

Game Four – No. 2 Georgia Bulldogs (3–0) at Vanderbilt Commodores (1–2)
Period 1 2 34Total
No. 2 Georgia 35 3 17762
Vanderbilt 0 0 000

at Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, Tennessee

  • Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Clear • Temperature -
  • Game attendance: 32,178
  • Referee: -
  • TV announcers (SEC Network): Taylor Zarzour (play-by-play), Matt Stinchcomb (color) and Alyssa Lang (sideline)
  • Pregame line: Georgia −36.0 • Odds to win: Georgia 98.9%
Game information
First quarter
  • (11:21) UGA – Brock Bowers 12 Yd Run (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 7–0)
  • (8:02) UGA – Brock Bowers 25 Yd pass from JT Daniels (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 14–0)
  • (7:11) UGA – Zamir White 1 Yd Run (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 21–0)
  • (6:42) UGA – Ladd McConkey 12 Yd pass from JT Daniels (Jack Podlesny Kick)) (Georgia 28–0)
  • (3:08) UGA – Ladd McConkey 24 Yd Run (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 35–0)
Second quarter
  • (0:15) UGA – Jack Podlesny 31 Yd Field Goal (Georgia 38–0)
Third quarter
  • (10:57) UGA - Brock Bowers 29 Yd pass from Stetson Bennett (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 45-0)
  • (8:11) UGA - Kenny McIntosh 4 Yd Run (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 52-0)
  • (4:17) UGA - Jack Podlesny 36 Yd Field Goal (Georgia 55-0)
Fourth quarter
  • (13:06) UGA - Daijun Edwards 15 Yd Run (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 62-0)
Statistics UGA VAN
First downs 28 4
Plays–yards 76-532 46-77
Rushes–yards 241 53
Passing yards 291 24
Passing: comp–att–int 21-28-1 5-18-2
Time of possession 37:16 22:44
Team Category Player Statistics
UGA Passing Stetson Bennett 11/15, 151 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing Zamir White 9 carries, 48 yards, 1 TD
Receiving Brock Bowers 4 receptions, 69 yards, 2 TD
VAN Passing Mike Wright 3/9, 16 yards, 1 INT
Rushing Mike Wright 8 carries, 41 yards
Receiving Cam Johnson 1 reception, 10 yards

vs No. 8 Arkansas

See also: 2021 Arkansas Razorbacks football team

Game Five – No. 8 Arkansas Razorbacks (4–0) at No. 2 Georgia Bulldogs (4–0)
Period 1 2 34Total
No. 8 Arkansas 0 0 000
No. 2 Georgia 21 3 31037

at Sanford StadiumAthens, Georgia

  • Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Mostly cloudy • Temperature: 76 °F (24 °C) • Wind: SSW 3 mph
  • Game attendance: 92,746
  • Referee: Jason Autrey
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Chris Fowler (play-by-play), Kirk Herbstreit (color) and Holly Rowe (sideline)
  • Pregame line: Georgia −16.5 • Odds to win: Georgia 89.6% • Game summary: ESPN
Game information
First quarter
  • (10:46) UGA – Zamir White 3 Yd Run (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 7–0)
  • (4:34) UGA – Kendall Milton 1 Yd Run (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 14–0)
  • (2:17) UGA – Zamir White 0 Yd Return of Blocked Punt (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 21–0)
Second quarter
  • (7:38) UGA – Jack Podlesny 46 Yd Field Goal (Georgia 24–0)
Third quarter
  • (10:05) UGA - Jack Podlesny 30 Yd Field Goal (Georgia 27-0)
Fourth quarter
  • (12:12) UGA - Zamir White 15 Yd Run (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 34-0)
  • (3:46) UGA - Jack Podlesny 37 Yd Field Goal (Georgia 37-0)
Statistics ARK UGA
First downs 10 22
Plays–yards 45–162 68–345
Rushes–yards 29–75 57–273
Passing yards 87 72
Passing: comp–att–int 10–16–0 7–11–0
Time of possession 23:18 36:42
Team Category Player Statistics
ARK Passing KJ Jefferson 8-13, 65 yards
Rushing AJ Green 6 carries, 28 yards
Receiving Raheim Sanders 1 reception, 17 yards
Georgia Passing Stetson Bennett 7/11, 72 yards
Rushing James Cook 12 carries, 87 yards
Receiving Kenny McIntosh 1 reception, 27 yards

vs No. 18 Auburn

See also: 2021 Auburn Tigers football team and Deep South's Oldest Rivalry

Game Six – No. 2 Georgia Bulldogs (5–0) at No. 18 Auburn Tigers (4–1)
Period 1 2 34Total
No. 2 Georgia 3 14 71034
No. 18 Auburn 3 0 7010

at Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, Alabama

  • Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021
  • Game time: 3:30 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Sunny • Temperature: 81 °F (27 °C) • Wind: NE 6 mph
  • Game attendance: 87,451
  • Referee: Ken Williamson
  • TV announcers (CBS): Noah Eagle (Play by Play), Aaron Murray, (color), Rick Neuheisel (color) and Jenny Dell (sideline)
  • Pregame line: Georgia −14.5 • Odds to win: Georgia 83.5% • Game summary: ESPN
Game information
First quarter
  • (8:19) AUB – Anders Carlson 24 Yd Field Goal (Auburn 3–0)
  • (2:55) UGA – Jack Podlesny 23 Yd Field Goal (Tied 3–3)
Second quarter
  • (14:39) UGA – Zamir White 1 Yd Run (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 10–3)
  • (9:10) UGA – Adonai Mitchell 3 Yd pass from Stetson Bennett (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 17–3)
Third quarter
  • (6:01) UGA - Ladd McConkey 60 Yd pass from Stetson Bennett (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 24-3)
  • (4:01) AUB - Tank Bigsby 6 Yd Run (Anders Carlson Kick) (Georgia 24-10)
Fourth quarter
  • (14:52) UGA - Jack Podlesny 21 Yd Field Goal (Georgia 27-10)
  • (7:11) UGA - Zamir White 10 Yd Run (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 34-10)
Statistics UGA AUB
First downs 22 17
Plays–yards 70–432 72–318
Rushes–yards 49–201 29–46
Passing yards 231 272
Passing: comp–att–int 14–21–0 24–43–1
Time of possession 33:06 26:54
Team Category Player Statistics
UGA Passing Stetson Bennett 14/21, 231 yards, 2 TD
Rushing Zamir White 18 carries, 79 yards, 2 TD
Receiving Ladd McConkey 5 receptions, 135 yards, 1 TD
AUB Passing Bo Nix 21/38, 217 yards, 1 INT
Rushing Tank Bigsby 8 carries, 41 yards
Receiving Demetris Robertson 4 receptions, 59 yards

vs No. 11 Kentucky

See also: 2021 Kentucky Wildcats football team

Game Seven – No. 11 Kentucky Wildcats (6–0) at No. 1 Georgia Bulldogs (6–0)
Period 1 2 34Total
No. 11 Kentucky 0 7 0613
No. 1 Georgia 0 14 10630

at Sanford StadiumAthens, Georgia

  • Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021
  • Game time: 3:30 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Clear • Temperature 69 °F (21 °C) • Partly Cloudy: Wind: W @ 15 mph
  • Game attendance: 92,746
  • Referee: James Carter
  • TV announcers (CBS): Brad Nessler (play-by-play), Gary Danielson (color) and Jamie Erdahl (sideline)
  • Pregame line: Georgia −21.5 • Odds to win: Georgia 95.4% • Game summary: ESPN
Game information
First quarter

no scoring

Second quarter
  • (14:54) UGA – James Cook 19 Yd pass from Stetson Bennett (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 7–0)
  • (10:35) UGA – Zamir White 24 Yd Run (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 14–0)
  • (3:53) UK – Justin Rigg 1 Yd pass from Will Levis (Matt Ruffolo Kick) (Georgia 14–7)
Third quarter
  • (12:13) UGA - Brock Bowers 27 Yd pass from Stetson Bennett (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 21-7)
  • (7:21) UGA - Jack Podlesny 26 Yd Field Goal (Georgia 24-7)
Fourth quarter
  • (12:12) UGA - Brock Bowers 20 Yd pass from Stetson Bennett (Jack Podlesny PAT failed) (Georgia 30-7)
  • (0:04) UK - Wan'Dale Robinson 1 Yd pass from Will Levis (Matt Ruffolo PAT blocked) (Georgia 30-13)
Statistics UK UGA
First downs 16 20
Plays–yards 69-243 47-416
Rushes–yards 27–51 27–166
Passing yards 192 250
Passing: comp–att–int 32-42 14-20
Time of possession 37:47 22:13
Team Category Player Statistics
UK Passing Will Levis 32-42, 192 yards, 2 TD
Rushing Kavosiey Smoke 5 carries, 14 yards
Receiving Wan'Dale Robinson 12 receptions, 39 yards, 1 TD
Georgia Passing Stetson Bennett 14/20, 250 yards, 3 TD
Rushing James Cook 6 carries, 51 yards
Receiving Brock Bowers 5 receptions, 101 yards, 2 TD

vs Florida

See also: 2021 Florida Gators football team and Florida–Georgia football rivalry

Game Eight – Florida Gators (4–3) at No. 1 Georgia Bulldogs (7–0)
Period 1 2 34Total
Florida 0 0 077
No. 1 Georgia 0 24 3734

at TIAA Bank FieldJacksonville, Florida

  • Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
  • Game time: 3:30 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Clear • Temperature: 67 °F (19 °C) • Wind: W at 16 mph (26 km/h)
  • Game attendance: 76,141
  • Referee: David Smith
  • TV announcers (CBS): Brad Nessler (play-by-play), Gary Danielson (color) and Jamie Erdahl (sideline)[9]
  • Pregame line: Georgia −14.0 • Odds to win: Georgia 81.9% • Game summary: ESPN
Game information
First quarter

no scoring

Second quarter
  • (8:38) UGA – Jack Podlesny 21 Yd Field Goal (Georgia 3–0)
  • (2:16) UGA – James Cook 11 Yd Run (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 10–0)
  • (1:35) UGA – Kearis Jackson 36 Yd pass from Stetson Bennett (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 17–0)
  • (0:07) UGA – Nakobe Dean 50 Yd Interception Return (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 24–0)
Third quarter
  • (1:15) UGA – Jack Podlesny 42 Yd Field Goal (Georgia 27–0)
Fourth quarter
  • (2:49) FLA – Emory Jones 2 Yd Run (Chris Howard Kick) (Georgia 27–7)
  • (1:57) UGA – Zamir White 42 Yd Run (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 34–7)
Statistics FLA UGA
First downs 20 18
Plays–yards 74–355 52–354
Rushes–yards 39–161 33–193
Passing yards 194 161
Passing: comp–att–int 22–35–2 10–19–2
Time of possession 32:20 27:40
Team Category Player Statistics
FLA Passing Emory Jones 10-14, 112 yards
Rushing Dameon Pierce 9 carries, 69 yards
Receiving Justin Shorter 4 receptions, 50 yards
Georgia Passing Stetson Bennett 10/19, 161 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT
Rushing Zamir White 14 carries, 105 yards, 1 TD
Receiving Kearis Jackson 3 receptions, 59 yards, 1 TD

vs Missouri

See also: 2021 Missouri Tigers football team

Game Nine – Missouri Tigers (4–4) at No. 1 Georgia Bulldogs (8–0)
Period 1 2 34Total
Missouri 3 0 036
No. 1 Georgia 7 19 14343

at Sanford StadiumAthens, Georgia

  • Date: Saturday, November 6, 2021
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Clear • Temperature -
  • Game attendance: 92,746
  • Referee: -
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Joe Tessitore (play-by-play), Greg McElroy (color) and Katie George (sideline)
  • Pregame line: Georgia −40.0 • Odds to win: Georgia 98.6% • Game summary: ESPN
Game information
First quarter
  • (5:50) MIZ – Harrison Mevis 36 Yd Field Goal (Missouri 3–0)
  • (0:42) UGA – Arian Smith 35 Yd pass from Stetson Bennett (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 7–3)
Second quarter
  • (14:12) UGA – G. McKinniss punt blocked by N. Smith for a SAFETY (Georgia 9–3)
  • (11:37) UGA – Zamir White 1 Yd Run (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 16–3)
  • (5:05) UGA – Jack Podlesny 20 Yd Field Goal (Georgia 19–3)
  • (0:18) UGA – James Cook 1 Yd Run (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 26–3)
Third quarter
  • (12:35) UGA - Jermaine Burton 12 Yd pass from Stetson Bennett (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 33-3)
  • (1:15) UGA - Ladd McConkey 7 Yd pass from JT Daniels (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 40-3)
Fourth quarter
  • (7:58) MIZ - Harrison Mevis 42 Yd Field Goal (Georgia 40-6)
  • (2:33) UGA - Jack Podlesny 25 Yd Field Goal (Georgia 43-6)
Statistics MIZ UGA
First downs 15 25
Plays–yards 67–273 63–505
Rushes–yards 35–121 33–168
Passing yards 152 337
Passing: comp–att–int 20–32–0 20–30–1
Time of possession 31:53 28:07
Team Category Player Statistics
MIZ Passing Brady Cook 14-19, 78 yards
Rushing Tyler Macon 11 carries, 42 yards
Receiving Tauskie Dove 4 receptions, 84 yards
Georgia Passing Stetson Bennett 13/19, 255 yards, 2 TD
Rushing James Cook 9 carries, 41 yards, 1 TD
Receiving Jermaine Burton 3 receptions, 76 yards, 1 TD

vs Tennessee

See also: 2021 Tennessee Volunteers football team and Georgia–Tennessee football rivalry

Game Ten – No. 1 Georgia Bulldogs (9–0) at Tennessee (5–4)
Period 1 2 34Total
No. 1 Georgia 7 17 31441
Tennessee 10 0 0717

at Neyland StadiumKnoxville, Tennessee

  • Date: Saturday, November 13, 2021
  • Game time: 3:30 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Clear • Temperature: 49 °F (9 °C)
  • Game attendance: 100,074
  • Referee: James Carter
  • TV announcers (CBS): Brad Nessler (play-by-play), Gary Danielson (color), and Jamie Erdahl (sideline)
  • Pregame line: Georgia −19.5 • Odds to win: Georgia 88.1% • Game summary: ESPN
Game information
First quarter
  • (11:43) TENN – Velus Jones Jr. 9 Yd pass from Hendon Hooker (Chase McGrath Kick) (Tennessee 7–0)
  • (9:11) UGA – James Cook 39 Yd Run (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Tied 7–7)
  • (1:39) TENN – Chase McGrath 24 Yd Field Goal (Tennessee 10–7)
Second quarter
  • (9:42) UGA – Jack Podlesny 40 Yd Field Goal (Tied 10–10)
  • (7:24) UGA – Stetson Bennett 9 Yd Run (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 17–10)
  • (0:37) UGA – James Cook 23 Yd pass from Stetson Bennett (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 24–10)
Third quarter
  • (4:41) UGA - Jack Podlesny 26 Yd Field Goal (Georgia 27-10)
Fourth quarter
  • (13:14) UGA - James Cook 5 Yd Run (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 34-10)
  • (7:03) UGA - Kenny McIntosh 5 Yd Run (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 41-10)
  • (3:38) TENN – Cedric Tillman 12 Yd pass from Joe Milton (Chase McGrath Kick) (Georgia 41–17)
Statistics UGA TENN
First downs 26 22
Plays–yards 70–487 84–387
Rushes–yards 41–274 36–55
Passing yards 213 332
Passing: comp–att–int 17–29–0 30–48–1
Time of possession 32:40 27:20
Team Category Player Statistics
UGA Passing Stetson Bennett 17/29, 213 yards, 1 TD
Rushing James Cook 10 carries, 104 yards, 2 TD
Receiving Adonai Mitchell 5 receptions, 65 yards
TENN Passing Hendon Hooker 24/37, 244 yards, 1TD, 1 INT
Rushing Jabari Small 12 carries, 49 yards
Receiving Cedric Tillman 10 receptions, 200 yards, 1 TD

vs Charleston Southern

See also: 2021 Charleston Southern Buccaneers football team

Game Eleven – Charleston Southern Buccaneers (4–5) at No. 1 Georgia Bulldogs (10–0)
Period 1 2 34Total
Charleston Southern 0 0 707
No. 1 Georgia 28 21 7056

at Sanford StadiumAthens, Georgia

  • Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Clear • Temperature -
  • Game attendance: 92,746
  • Referee: -
  • TV announcers (ESPN+): Mike Morgan (play-by-play), Charles Arbuckle (color) and Alex Chappell (sideline)
  • Pregame line: Georgia −52.0 • Odds to win: Georgia 99.9% • Game summary: ESPN
Game information
First quarter
  • (9:01) UGA – Jordan Davis 1 Yd Run (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 7–0)
  • (5:33) UGA – Kenny McIntosh 32 Yd pass from Stetson Bennett (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 14–0)
  • (4:15) UGA – Zamir White 40 Yd Run (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 21–0)
  • (1:29) UGA – Brock Bowers 4 Yd pass from Stetson Bennett (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 28–0)
Second quarter
  • (13:39) UGA – James Cook 3 Yd Run (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 35–0)
  • (6:40) UGA – Brock Bowers 7 Yd pass from JT Daniels (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 42–0)
  • (1:37) UGA – Daijun Edwards 6 Yd Run (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 49–0)
Third quarter
  • (5:40) CHSO - Garris Schwarting 65 Yd Fumble Return (Sam Babbush Kick) (Georgia 49-7)
  • (3:26) UGA - Brett Seither 9 Yd pass from Carson Beck (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 56-7)
Fourth quarter

no scoring

Statistics CHSO UGA
First downs 10 22
Plays–yards 68–126 69–488
Rushes–yards 31–68 32–233
Passing yards 58 255
Passing: comp–att–int 14–37–1 20–37–2
Time of possession 31:56 28:04
Team Category Player Statistics
CHSO Passing Jack Chambers 11/30, 55 yards, 1 INT
Rushing TJ Ruff 14 carries, 46 yards
Receiving Garris Schwarting 3 receptions, 30 yards
Georgia Passing Stetson Bennett 8/14, 105 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT
Rushing Zamir White 4 carries, 83 yards, 1 TD
Receiving Brett Seither 2 receptions, 39 yards, 1 TD

vs Georgia Tech

See also: 2021 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team and Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate

Game Twelve – No. 1 Georgia Bulldogs (11–0) at Georgia Tech (3–8)
Period 1 2 34Total
No. 1 Georgia 10 14 14745
Georgia Tech 0 0 000

at Bobby Dodd StadiumAtlanta, Georgia

  • Date: Saturday, November 27, 2021
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Clear • Temperature: 53°F
  • Game attendance: 52,806
  • Referee: Mike Roche
  • TV announcers (ABC): Bob Wischusen (play-by-play), Dan Orlovsky (color), and Kris Budden (sideline)
  • Pregame line: Georgia −35.0 • Odds to win: Georgia 97.0% • Game summary: ESPN
Game information
First quarter
  • (10:34) UGA – Jack Podlesny 38 Yd Field Goal (Georgia 3–0)
  • (4:38) UGA – Jermaine Burton 25 Yd pass from Stetson Bennett (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 10–0)
Second quarter
  • (13:33) UGA – Ladd McConkey 11 Yd pass from Stetson Bennett (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 17–0)
  • (11:03) UGA – Brock Bowers 77 Yd pass from Stetson Bennett (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 24–0)
Third quarter
  • (9:55) UGA - Brock Bowers 9 Yd pass from Stetson Bennett (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 31–0)
  • (9:55) UGA - Kenny McIntosh 59 Yd Run (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 38–0)
Fourth quarter
  • (13:14) UGA - Daijun Edwards 3 Yd Run (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 45–0)
Statistics UGA GT
First downs 21 9
Plays–yards 51–463 51–166
Rushes–yards 31–208 35–98
Passing yards 255 68
Passing: comp–att–int 14–20–0 8–16–0
Time of possession 26:52 33:08
Team Category Player Statistics
UGA Passing Stetson Bennett 14/20, 255 yards, 4 TD
Rushing Kenny McIntosh 2 carries, 66 yards, 1 TD
Receiving Brock Bowers 3 receptions, 100 yards, 2 TD
GT Passing Jordan Yates 8/16, 68 yards
Rushing Jordan Mason 14 carries, 59 yards
Receiving Dylan Leonard 2 receptions, 43 yards

vs No. 3 Alabama

See also: 2021 Alabama Crimson Tide football team, 2021 SEC Championship Game, and Alabama–Georgia football rivalry

SEC Championship Game
Period 1 2 34Total
No. 1 Georgia 3 14 0724
No. 3 Alabama 0 24 71041

at Mercedes-Benz StadiumAtlanta, Georgia

  • Date: Saturday, December 4, 2021
  • Game time: 4:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Indoors
  • Referee: Ken Williamson
  • TV announcers (CBS): Brad Nessler (play-by-play), Gary Danielson (color), Jamie Erdahl (sideline)
  • Pregame line: Georgia −6.5 • Odds to win: Georgia 67.9%
Game information
First quarter
  • (6:01) UGA – Jack Podlesny 38 yd Field Goal (Georgia 3–0)
Second quarter
  • (14:56) UGA – Darnell Washington 5 yd pass from Stetson Bennett (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 10–0)
  • (14:12) ALA – Jameson Williams 67 yd pass from Bryce Young (Will Reichard Kick) (Georgia 10–7)
  • (9:46) ALA – John Metchie III 13 yd pass from Bryce Young (Will Reichard Kick) (Alabama 14–10)
  • (3:28) ALA – Will Reichard 33 yd Field Goal (Alabama 17–10)
  • (2:06) UGA – Ladd McConkey 32 yd pass from Stetson Bennett (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Tied 17–17)
  • (0:26) ALA – Bryce Young 11 yd rush (Will Reichard Kick) (Alabama 24–17)
Third quarter
  • (13:10) ALA – Jameson Williams 55 yd pass from Bryce Young (Will Reichard Kick) (Alabama 31–17)
Fourth quarter
  • (11:59) ALA – Stetson Bennett pass intercepted by Jordan Battle for a 42 yd TD return (Will Reichard KICK) (Alabama 38–17)
  • (9:42) UGA – Stetson Bennett pass to Brock Bowers for 18 yds (Jack Podlesny KICK) (Alabama 38–24)
Statistics ALA UGA
First downs 25 30
Plays–yards 70-536 78-449
Rushes–yards 115 109
Passing yards 421 340
Passing: comp–att–int 26-44 29-48-2
Time of possession 25:47 34:13
Team Category Player Statistics
ALA Passing Bryce Young 26/44, 421 yards, 3 TD
Rushing Brian Robinson Jr. 16 carries, 55 yards, TD
Receiving Jameson Williams 7 receptions, 184 yards, 2TD
UGA Passing Stetson Bennett 29/48, 340 yards, 3 TD, 2 INT
Rushing James Cook 11 carries, 38 yards
Receiving Brock Bowers 10 receptions, 139 yards, TD

vs No. 2 Michigan

See also: 2021 Michigan Wolverines football team and 2021 Orange Bowl (December)

.

2021 Orange Bowl
Period 1 2 34Total
No. 3 Georgia 14 13 0734
No. 2 Michigan 0 3 0811

at Hard Rock StadiumMiami Gardens, Florida

  • Date: Friday, December 31, 2021
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Clear • Temperature -
  • Game attendance: 66,839
  • Referee: Scott Campbell
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Chris Fowler (play-by-play), Kirk Herbstreit (color), Holly Rowe (sideline) and Marty Smith (sideline)
  • Pregame line: Georgia −7.5 • Odds to win: Georgia 67.4%
Game information
First quarter
  • (10:49) UGA – Brock Bowers 9 Yd pass from Stetson Bennett (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 7–0)
  • (4:41) UGA – Adonai Mitchell 18 Yd pass from Kenny McIntosh (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 14–0)
Second quarter
  • (12:26) UGA – Jack Podlesny 43 Yd Field Goal (Georgia 17–0)
  • (7:16) MICH – Jake Moody 36 Yd Field Goal (Georgia 17–3)
  • (3:50) UGA – Jack Podlesny 28 Yd Field Goal (Georgia 20–3)
  • (1:38) UGA – Jermaine Burton 57 Yd pass from Stetson Bennett (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 27–3)
Third quarter

no scoring

Fourth quarter
  • (11:11) UGA - James Cook 39 Yd pass from Stetson Bennett (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 34-3)
  • (4:25) MICH - Andrel Anthony 35 Yd pass from J.J. McCarthy (A. J. Henning Run for Two-Point Conversion) (Georgia 34-11)
Statistics UGA MICH
First downs 21 16
Plays–yards 66-521 63-328
Rushes–yards 190 91
Passing yards 331 237
Passing: comp–att–int 21-31 18-36-2
Time of possession 34:15 25:45
Team Category Player Statistics
UGA Passing Stetson Bennett 20/30, 313 yards, 3 TD
Rushing Zamir White 12 carries, 54 yards
Receiving James Cook 4 receptions, 112 yards, 1 TD
MICH Passing J. J. McCarthy 7/17, 131 yards, 1 TD
Rushing Hassan Haskins 9 carries, 39 yards
Receiving Erick All 4 receptions, 63 yards

vs No. 1 Alabama

See also: 2021 Alabama Crimson Tide football team and 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship

2022 National Championship Game
Period 1 2 34Total
No. 3 Georgia 0 6 72033
No. 1 Alabama 3 6 0918

at Lucas Oil StadiumIndianapolis, Indiana

  • Date: Monday, January 10, 2022
  • Game time: 8:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Clear • Temperature -
  • Game attendance: 68,311
  • Referee: Duane Heydt
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Chris Fowler, (play-by-play), Kirk Herbstreit (color), Holly Rowe (sideline) and Molly McGrath (sideline)
  • Pregame line: Georgia −2.5 • Odds to win: Georgia 59.1%
Game information
First quarter
  • (9:55) ALA – Will Reichard 37 Yd Field Goal (Alabama 3–0)
Second quarter
  • (12:35) UGA – Jack Podlesny 24 Yd Field Goal (Tied 3–3)
  • (11:13) ALA – Will Reichard 45 Yd Field Goal (Alabama 6–3)
  • (7:07) ALA – Will Reichard 37 Yd Field Goal (Alabama 9–3)
  • (3:09) UGA – Jack Podlesny 49 Yd Field Goal (Alabama 9–6)
Third quarter
  • (1:20) UGA – Zamir White 1 Yd Run (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 13–9)
Fourth quarter
  • (12:59) ALA – Will Reichard 37 Yd Field Goal (Georgia 13–12)
  • (10:14) ALA – Cameron Latu 3 Yd pass from Bryce Young (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) (Alabama 18–13)
  • (8:09) UGA – Adonai Mitchell 40 Yd pass from Stetson Bennett (Two-Point Run Conversion Failed) (Georgia 19–18)
  • (3:33) UGA – Brock Bowers 15 Yd pass from Stetson Bennett (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 26–18)
  • (0:54) UGA – Kelee Ringo 79 Yd Interception Return (Jack Podlesny Kick) (Georgia 33–18)
Statistics UGA ALA
First downs 20 22
Plays–yards 66–364 85–399
Rushes–yards 140 30
Passing yards 224 369
Passing: comp–att–int 17–28 35–57–2
Time of possession 28:29 31:31
Team Category Player Statistics
UGA Passing Stetson Bennett 17/26, 224 yards, 2 TD
Rushing Zamir White 13 carries, 84 yards, TD
Receiving George Pickens 1 reception, 52 yards
ALA Passing Bryce Young 35/57, 369 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT
Rushing Brian Robinson Jr. 22 carries, 68 yards
Receiving Cameron Latu 5 receptions, 102 yards, TD

Rankings

Further information: 2021 NCAA Division I FBS football rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking ██ Decrease in ranking
( ) = First-place votes
Week
PollPre1234567891011121314Final
AP5 (3)2 (4)2 (3)2 (3)2 (4)2 (9)1 (62)1 (63)1 (63)1 (63)1 (63)1 (62)1 (62)1 (62)31 (61)
Coaches52 (1)2 (1)2 (1)2 (1)2 (2)1 (64)1 (65)1 (64)1 (64)1 (64)1 (62)1 (62)1 (62)31 (62)
CFPNot released111113Not released

Statistics

Scoring

Scoring by quarter (non-conference opponents)

1 2 3 4 Total
All opponents 0 3 7 18 28
Georgia 73 69 38 21 201

Scoring by quarter (SEC opponents)

1 2 3 4 Total
SEC opponents 25 37 14 49 125
Georgia 90 126 78 84 378

Scoring by quarter (All opponents)

1 2 3 4 Total
All opponents 25 40 21 67 153
Georgia 163 195 116 105 579

Awards and honors

Jordan Davis

Nakobe Dean

Coaches

Kirby Smart

All-SEC

First Team

TE- Brock Bowers

DT- Jordan Davis

LB- Nakobe Dean

Second Team

OL- Jamaree Salyer

OL- Justin Shaffer

DT- Devonte Wyatt (AP: 2, Coaches: 1)

DT- Jalen Carter

LB- Channing Tindall

DB- Lewis Cine (AP: 1, Coaches: 2)

DB- Derion Kendrick

P- Jake Camarda (AP: 2, Coaches: 1)

Players in the NFL Draft

See also: 2022 NFL Draft

Fifteen Bulldogs were selected in the 2022 NFL Draft, setting a new record for draft picks from a single school in the seven-round draft era (1994–present).[10]

Player Position Team Round Pick
Travon Walker DE Jacksonville Jaguars 1 1
Jordan Davis DL Philadelphia Eagles 1 13
Quay Walker LB Green Bay Packers 1 22
Devonte Wyatt DL Green Bay Packers 1 28
Lewis Cine DB Minnesota Vikings 1 32
George Pickens WR Pittsburgh Steelers 2 52
James Cook RB Buffalo Bills 2 63
Nakobe Dean LB Philadelphia Eagles 3 83
Channing Tindall LB Miami Dolphins 3 102
Zamir White RB Las Vegas Raiders 4 122
Jake Camarda P Tampa Bay Buccaneers 4 133
Justin Shaffer OL Atlanta Falcons 6 190
Jamaree Salyer OL Los Angeles Chargers 6 195
Derion Kendrick DB Los Angeles Rams 6 212
John FitzPatrick TE Atlanta Falcons 6 213

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  2. ^ Planos, Josh (January 12, 2022). "Georgia's Defense Lived Up To Its Billing As One Of The Best Ever". FiveThirtyEight. Retrieved December 22, 2022.
  3. ^ "5 stats you might not know about Georgia's historically dominant, title-winning defense". Saturday Down South. January 15, 2022. Retrieved December 22, 2022.
  4. ^ "5 takeaways from Georgia's 2021 G-Day spring game". Saturday Down South. April 17, 2021. Retrieved January 11, 2022.
  5. ^ "2021 Georgia Football Schedule". FBSchedules.com. Retrieved January 30, 2021.
  6. ^ 2021 Georgia Bulldogs Football Media Guide, p. 2
  7. ^ "Atlanta, GA Weather History | Weather Underground".
  8. ^ "Atlanta, GA Weather History | Weather Underground".
  9. ^ UGA Pregame
  10. ^ "Most NFL Draft picks by school: Georgia surpasses Ohio State, LSU to break modern records for players selected in one draft". www.sportingnews.com. Retrieved May 5, 2022.