We’ve made it to the finals of the top Georgia football moments under Kirby Smart. One of these participants was widely expected to be here and has cruised and crushed every opponent to get this point.
The other made a fairly surprising run to get here, but that may have been due to it being underseeded.
After taking down Nick Chubb’s return — and also Smart’s first career game — Sony Michel’s Rose Bowl touchdown run to send Georgia to the national championship game is in the finals. The Chubb run had a pretty easy run to the final four. And then it got routed by the Michel run, losing by a 97-3 margin.
This was to be expected, given all the Michel run meant to the program. It will likely once again be a heavy favorite, as it takes on D’Andre Swift’s career-day against Auburn back in 2018.
The Swift moment, capped by his 77-yard touchdown run, ended up beating the top moment from the 2019 season, which was Georgia’s home win over Notre Dame.
Swift ran for 186 yards that day against Auburn, as the Bulldogs came away with 27-10 victory. The win capped Georgia’s SEC play that season and was the Bulldogs third-straight win in emphatic fashion after losing to LSU.
Voting on the finals will run through Friday. Below you can see the full bracket as well as how we got to this point.
Full DawgNation bracket
It’ll be Sony Michel’s touchdown run to win the Rose Bowl, going up against D’Andre Swift’s career day against Auburn in 2018
— DawgNation (@DawgNation) April 1, 2020
How Michel got here:
Round 1: 96-4 win over winning the SEC East against South Carolina
Round 2: 97-3 win over shutting out Tennessee
Round 3: 92-8 win over the Notre Dame takeover
Round 4: 97-3 win over Nick Chubb’s return against North Carolina
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.
How Swift got here
Round 1: 73-27 win over Fromm’s touchdown to Riley Ridley against Alabama
Round 2: 66-34 win over Jeremiah Holloman’s two touchdowns against Florida
Round 3: 62-38 win over Kirby Smart’s Florida celebration
Round 4: 63-37 win over 2017 Notre Dame takeover
The 77-yard touchdown run by Swift capped not only his best career game but also a three-game stretch that saw the Bulldogs beat opponents in Florida, Kentucky and Auburn
— Dayne Young (@dayneyoung) November 11, 2018
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