Alabama leads Georgia at halftime of National Championship

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The Alabama Crimson Tide lead the Georgia Bulldogs 9-6 at halftime of the 2022 National Championship Game.

The 2022 National Championship Game just so happens to be the most anticipated rematch between the Alabama Crimson Tide and Georgia Bulldogs. The Crimson Tide handed the Bulldogs their first loss of the season in the SEC Championship Game. Now, Georgia is looking to get their revenge on the grandest stage of the college football season.

At halftime, Alabama led Georgia 9-6 with two more quarters remaining.

Alabama vs. Georgia halftime score and stats

Alabama got on the board first on their opening drive after with a 37-yard field goal by Will Reichard. Despite a deep pass from Stetson Bennett to George Pickens in the second quarter, Georgia would settle for a 24-yard field goal by Jack Podlesny to tie things up at three points apiece.

The Crimson Tide did take a 6-3 lead after a 45-yard field goal by Reichard. Even with a 62-yard catch-and-run by tight end Cameron Latu to set Alabama up in the red zone, the Crimson Tide offense stalled out, but extended their lead to 9-3 on another successful kick by Reichard. Georgia cut into their lead 9-6 on a 49-yard kick by Podlesny.

Alabama quarterback Bryce Young completed 15-of-26 pass attempts for 206 yards. Running back Brian Robinson Jr. picked up 18 yards on seven carries. Latu led the way in receiving yards with 70 on two receptions.

Bennett threw for 127 yards while completing 11-of-17 throws. Running back Zamir White ran for 22 yards on five carries. Pickens leads the Bulldogs in receiving yards with 52 yards on one catch.

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