The college football universe will once again focus on the SEC to end the 2021 season, even if the national championship game is in Indianapolis.
The No. 1 Alabama and No. 3 Georgia will meet in the 2022 college football playoffs national championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium, marking CFP’s first rematch of a regular season game. since the playoffs were implemented in 2014. It is also the second time the Crimson Tide and the Bulldogs will decide the national title after the 2018 championship game, which Alabama won 26-23 in overtime.
Only Alabama and Clemson have met more times in the CFP era, meeting every season from 2015 to 2018. The 2017 meeting was the only meeting that did not take place in the national championship game.
Alabama enters the game as a bit of an underdog for the Bulldogs, despite giving them their first loss of the season in a shocking 41-24 victory in the SEC championship game. Crimson Tide had to win that game just to reach the college football playoff, while undefeated Georgia was guaranteed a spot regardless of winning or losing.
That victory led Nick Saban and Alabama to top overall in the 2021 college football playoff, where they took the best shot of No. 4 Cincinnati in the Cotton Bowl semifinal and still won 27-6. Georgia, which fell to No. 3, rallied for a dominant victory over No. 2 Michigan, beating the Wolverines 34-11. Those games, along with some injuries on Alabama’s roster, especially 1,000-yard receiver John Metchie III, suggest a closer game in the rematch.
With that, here is everything you need to watch Alabama vs. Georgia in the college football championship game, including TV channel, start time, location, and up-to-date betting odds.
What channel is Alabama vs. Georgia tonight?
The premier broadcast of the Alabama-Georgia college football national championship will air nationally on ESPN. Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit will serve as announcers and play-by-play analysts, respectively, while Holly Rowe and Molly McGrath will serve on the sidelines.
In addition to the main broadcast on ESPN, viewers have a few alternative options for watching the CFP championship game via ESPN’s “Megacast,” including:
- Coaches Cinema Room: ESPN2
- Command Center: ESPNU
- Air broadcast: ESPNEWS
- Local Radio (Alabama First Half, Georgia Second Half): SEC network
- All-22: ESPN app
What time does the college football championship game start?
- Date: Monday, January 10
- Hour: 8 pm Eastern Time | 5 pm (Pacific time)
The National College Football Playoffs Championship between Alabama and Georgia is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, January 10.
Where is the 2021 CFP national championship?
- Location: Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis)
The CFP National Championship for the 2021 season will be held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. This will be the first time that the site, home to the Big Ten championship game and the Indianapolis Colts of the NFL, has hosted the College Football Playoff national championship. This will also be the first time since 2012 (when it hosted Super Bowl 46) that it has hosted a championship soccer game.
Below are all future dates and venues for the following CFP national title games:
|2022||SoFi Stadium (Inglewood, California)|
|2023||NRG Stadium (Houston)|
|2024||Allegiant Stadium (Paradise, Nevada)|
|2025||Hard Rock Stadium (Miami Gardens, Florida)|
Alabama vs. Georgia to win the 2022 national championship
Georgia opened as a 2.5-point favorite over Alabama, despite Crimson Tide’s earlier victory over the Bulldogs in the SEC championship game. That line moved a further half a point in the direction of Georgia a week before the game, according to FanDuel. One reason for that, potentially, is Metchie’s injury, along with Georgia’s dominance over a Michigan team that was viewed more favorably than Alabama’s semifinal opponent Cincinnati. Georgia beat the second-ranked Wolverines 34-11 in the Orange Bowl, while Alabama beat the fourth-ranked Bearcats 27-6 in the Cotton Bowl.
College football playoff history, past winners
|Date||Winning team||losing team||Score||Location|
|January 12, 2015||Ohio State||Oregon||42-20||Arlington, Texas|
|January 11, 2016||Alabama||Clemson||45-40||Glendale, Arizona.|
|January 9, 2017||Clemson||Alabama||35-31||Tampa, florida|
|January 8, 2018||Alabama||Georgia||26-23||atlanta|
|Jan 7, 2019||Clemson||Alabama||44-16||Santa Clara, California|
|January 13, 2020||LSU||Clemson||42-25||New Orleans|
|January 11, 2021||Alabama||Ohio State||52-24||Gardens of Miami, Florida.|
|January 10, 2022||Determined||Determined||Determined||Indianapolis|