Bracket season: Discussing the top moment of each Georgia football season under Kirby Smart

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Lawrence Cager made the play of the game against Notre Dame in 2019.

We’ve now reached the Final Four. Not of the NCAA Tournament but of the top Georgia football moments that have occurred under Kirby Smart.

We now have the representatives for each season — 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 — that Smart has guided the Georgia program.

The 2016 winner was the top seed, being Nick Chubb’s return against North Carolina. The game also gave Smart his first career win, while Chubb ran for over 200 yards in his first game back.

The 2017 pick is the runaway favorite to win, as that year is being repped by Sony Michel’s game-ending touchdown run against Oklahoma. It’s hard to imagine this moment somehow not winning the whole bracket, given how dominant that moment is been in voting up to this point.

The 2018 selection was D’Andre Swift’s touchdown run against Auburn, which capped Swift’s best-career game in a Georgia uniform.

And the representative for the past season was Georgia’s 23-17 win over Notre Dame. The big highlight from that game was the light show that took place between the third and fourth quarters, though Lawrence Cager’s touchdown catch.

The Swift run will take on the 2019 Notre Dame game, while Chubb’s return has the unfortunate matchup against Michel’s final Rose Bowl touchdown. You can vote on the results below, as well as see the full brackets as to how we got to this point.

Full Bracket

2016 vs. 2017 region

No. 1 Sony Michel’s walk-off against Oklahoma vs.No. 1 Nick Chubb’s return

Breakdown: Michel dominated again, winning 92-8 over the 2017 Notre Dame take over. Michel’s game-winning touchdown run is the heavy favorite to win the entire bracket. Think back to how great it felt in that moment for the Bulldogs to punch their ticket to Atlanta.

Chubb’s return also advanced to this point with relative ease, beating Jacob Eason’s winner against Mizzou by a 72-28 margin. This was Chubb’s first game back after a horrific knee injury against Tennessee in his sophomore season. He came out and ran for 222 yards, the second-most in his illustrious Georgia career. The result also gave Georgia a win over North Carolina in Smart’s first-ever game as Georgia’s head coach.

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