What time does the College Football Playoff championship start? TV channel, halftime show for 2022 NCAA title game

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Yes, the 2021 college football tie featured two first-time teams at No. 2 in Michigan and No. 4 in Cincinnati. But, once again, the national championship will be decided between No. 1 Alabama, which makes its sixth all-time appearance in the CFP championship game, and Georgia, which makes its second such appearance. These teams also faced each other for the 2017 national championship.

This meeting, a rematch of the 2021 SEC championship game, also marks the third time since 2011 that two SEC teams will determine the national championship. Alabama (surprise) beat the top-ranked LSU in a regular season rematch to claim that championship that season.

Who will win on Monday? Conventional wisdom says it’s hard to beat a team twice in a season (Alabama beat Georgia 41-24), which seems to favor Georgia. So would several injuries on Alabama’s roster, including 1,000-yard receiver John Metchie III. But Crimson Tide claims arguably the best offensive and defensive player in the country in quarterback Bryce Young and linebacker Will Anderson, respectively. Also, Crimson Tide has been here before.

Georgia, meanwhile, is seeking its first championship since the 1980 season, an abysmally long stretch of 41 years for one of the major college football programs. The Bulldogs will be looking for quarterback Stetson Bennett and his lauded defense to return them to the promised land.

With that, here’s everything you need to know to watch the College Football Playoffs Championship, the final game of the 2021 college football season:

What time does the college football championship game start?

  • Date: Monday, January 10
  • Hour: 8 pm Eastern Time | 5 pm (Pacific time)

The 2022 college football playoff championship game will begin at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, January 10.

On what channel is the college football championship broadcast?

The championship game will air on ESPN and can be streamed on the ESPN app. Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit will act as analysts and on a play-by-play basis, respectively, while Holly Rowe and Molly McGrath will report from the bench.

Alabama vs. Georgia can also be broadcast on the ESPN app, with fuboTV or in sling televisionwhich offer a free trial.

ESPN will also continue to roll out its megacast of the game, which includes:

  • Coaches Cinema Room: ESPN2
  • Command Center: ESPNU
  • Air broadcast: ESPNEWS
  • Local Radio (Alabama First Half, Georgia Second Half): SEC network
  • All-22: ESPN app

Where is the CFP 2022 championship game?

The college football championship game will be played at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. This is the first time that the stadium, the annual host of the Big Ten Championship, will host a national college football championship. It previously hosted Super Bowl 46 in 2012.

CFP 2022 Halftime Show Artists

Unlike previous seasons, the College Football Playoff will not feature a live performance at halftime. Instead, ESPN will release a world premiere of a new music video, “When I’m Gone,” by Alesso and Katy Perry:

Who won the national championship in 2021?

Top-ranked Alabama won the 2021 national championship game against No. 2 from Ohio State, becoming the second No. 1 seed to win the College Football Playoff. The Crimson Tide defeated the Buckeyes 52-24 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, to end a 13-0 season as the only undefeated team in the country. It was Alabama’s first championship since 2017, tying the longest span between titles since Nick Saban took office in 2007.

Previously, No. 1 LSU beat No. 2 Clemson for the 2020 college football playoff game, winning 42-25 at the Superdome to claim the championship.