The National Championship 2018 Game between Alabama and Georgia is Monday, Jan. 8. Find the game time, TV channel and watch online information below.
This is the fourth year of the College Football Playoff 2018. Alabama beat defending champion Clemson, 24-6, in the semifinals in the Sugar Bowl. Georgia beat Oklahoma, 54-48, in two overtimes in the other semifinal at the Rose Bowl.
2018 National Championship Game: Time for Alabama vs Georgia
The 2018 National Championship Game of Alabama-Georgia starts at 8 p.m. ET.
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Date: Monday, Jan. 8
Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Ga.
2018 National Championship game preview for the College Football Playoff final between Alabama-Georgia
It will be an All-SEC battle for the National Championship Game Georgia vs Alabama. The game has a number of intriguing subplots.
For one, the game will match Nick Saban against his former defensive coordinator in Kirby Smart. The now Georgia coach worked with Saban at Alabama from 2008-15. Saban has never lost to one of his former assistants, as the Alabama coach is 11-0 in such games. And each one of those games has been at least a 14-point Alabama victory.
The Crimson Tide and Bulldogs took two very different paths to get here. Both teams got off to great starts but both suffered regular season losses to Auburn. Georgia picked wins over Notre Dame and Mississippi State and cruised to big wins in every game, sans the Auburn loss. But the Bulldogs got their revenge in the SEC Championship game, beating Auburn 28-7. Then Georgia rallied back to beat Oklahoma in a thrilling, double overtime contest in the Rose Bowl.
The Bulldogs will be looking to win their first national title since 1980, back when Herschel Walker was carrying the load for the Bulldogs. This year’s Georgia team is led by its running backs in Nick Chubb and Sony Michel, who have both rushed for over 1,000 yards and 15 touchdowns on the season. At quarterback, the Bulldogs bring in Jake Fromm. The Georgia freshman will look to do something that Alabama starter Jalen Hurts could not do a year ago and that is win a national title as a true freshman, something that has only been done once.
Alabama meanwhile dropped its final game of the regualr season and had to sweat out whether it would make it into the playoff over Ohio State who won the Big Ten. The Crimson Tide did and then thoroughly dominated the No. 1 ranked, and defending national champs, Clemson. The Tigers had their worst offensive output of the season, as they mustered just 6 points against a now healthy and stout Alabama defense.
The last time two teams from the same conference met in the national title game was back in 2011-12, when Alabama took down LSU in the Sugar Bowl. Alabama will be looking to win its 5th title since Saban took over the program in 2007.
Source : college-footballplayoff.org