The School Soccer season will end on Monday with the National Championship game between the top-ranked Georgia Bulldogs and the third-ranked TCU Horned Frogs.
#1 Georgia Bulldogs (14-0) vs. #3 TCU Horned Frogs (13-1)
How to Watch:
- Date: Monday, January ninth
- Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
- Channel: ESPN
- Unfold: UGA -12.5
- Over/Below: 63
- Moneyline: UGA ML (-450), TCU ML (+350)
Each of those groups are coming off spectacular wins within the School Soccer Playoff semifinals. The Horned Frogs held on in a wild game to beat Michigan 51-45, whereas the Bulldogs got here again from a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat Ohio State 42-41 to attain the title game for the second yr in a row.
Offensively, TCU is sixteenth within the nation, averaging 473 yards per game with 273 passing yards a game, good for twenty fifth, and 200 speeding yards, which can be good for twenty fifth. That Horned Frogs’ passing offense is led by Heisman trophy finalist Max Duggan, who’s finishing 64.9% of his passes on the season for 3,321 yards with 30 TDs and simply 4 picks. He additionally has 404 speeding yards with six TDs this season.
Duggan struggled last week against a very good Wolverines’ defense, finishing simply 14-of-29 for 225 yards with two TDs and two INTs. He did run for 57 yards and two TDs, however Duggan received’t get a neater matchup when he faces Georgia this week. He’ll want to depend on Quentin Johnson, who caught six passes for 163 yards and a TD in opposition to Michigan and leads the staff Horned Frogs with 53 catches for 903 yards.
The most important concern for the Horned Frogs is the well being of operating again Kendre Miller, who had eight carries for 57 yards earlier than injuring his proper now in opposition to Michigan. He had rushed for 1,342 yards and 17 TDs on the season and is a large a part of this offense, regardless that Emari Demercado rushed for 150 yards and a rating in his absence.
Georgia has been among the finest defenses within the nation for a lot of the season, permitting 292.1 yards per game, which was ninth within the nation. Plus, they allowed simply 77 speeding yards per game, which might make issues exhausting on Miller or Demercado.
The Horned Frogs’ run protection shouldn’t be practically as stout, permitting 149 yards per game, which is sixty fourth within the nation. Final week in opposition to Michigan they allowed 186 yards on 40 carries and can face a tricky committee of Georgia operating backs on an offense that averages 491.8 yards per game total, which is nice for seventh within the nation.
The TCU passing protection may also be within the highlight on Monday night time. They permit 235.6 yards per game, which ranked 83rd within the nation and allowed Michigan to throw for 342 yards and get again into the game.
That shall be engaging to veteran Bulldogs quarterback Stetson Bennett, who has 3,420 yards passing with 20 TDs and 6 picks on the season. In opposition to Ohio State, Bennett completed 23-of-34 for 398 yards with three TDs and an interception.
The ultimate part to watch is the turnover battle. Georgia is tied for seventy fifth within the nation in turnover margin, having compelled simply 16 turnovers this season. That might come again to chew them in the event that they want to make one other comeback bid.
Georgia 34 TCU 24
Same Game Parlay:
- Stetson Bennett 285.5 Passing Yards
- Kenny McIntosh OVER 64.5 Speeding Yards
- Brock Bowers OVER 62.5 Receiving Yards
- Quentin Johnston OVER 85.5 Receiving Yards
- TOTAL PARLAY ODDS: +1182
Gamers to Know:
Stetson Bennett – UGA, QB
2022 stats: 67.9% completion 3,823 passing yards, 23 TDs, seven INTs, eight speeding TDs
Brock Bowers – UGA, TE
2022 stats: 56 receptions, 790 receiving yards, six whole TDs
Max Duggan – TCU, QB
2022 stats: 64.9% completion 3,321 passing yards, 30 TDs, 4 INTs, six speeding TDs
Kendre Miller – TCU RB
2022 stats: 1,342 speeding yards, 6.2 yards per carry, 116 receiving yards, 17 whole TDs