Georgia enters the 2022 college football season as the reigning National Champions, winning their first College Football Playoff in a upset over Alabama’s No. 1 last season. The Bulldogs had previously reached the CFP Championship once before, losing to Crimson Tide in a upset to conclude the 2017 season.
As part of its CFP title defense, Georgia will only be seeking to claim its second Southeast Conference Championship in the last 17 years (2017). The Bulldogs will need their offensive leaders to continue where they left off last season, and some strong defensive returnees to fill several big roles.
Here’s the full schedule for Georgia football for 2022, including opponents and players to watch.
Georgia football schedule 2022: dates, times, TV channels, results
|Discount||result||Date||time (Eastern time)||Television||Site|
|Opposite No. 11 Oregon||W, 49-3||Saturday 3 September||3:30 pm||ABC||Atlanta, GA.|
|against Samford||w, 33-0||Saturday 10 September||4 pm||SEC . network||Athena, JA.|
|in South Carolina||Saturday. September 17||12 pm||ESPN||Columbia, South Carolina|
|opposite Kent State||Saturday 24 September||12 pm||SEC+/ESPN+ . network||Athena, JA.|
|in Missouri||Saturday 1 October||To be announced||To be announced||Columbia, Mo.|
|opposite auburn||Saturday October 8||To be announced||To be announced||Athena, JA.|
|vs Vanderbilt||Saturday 15 October||To be announced||To be announced||Athena, JA.|
|vs Florida||Saturday October 29||3:30 pm||CBS||Jacksonville, Florida.|
|vs tn||Saturday 5 November||To be announced||To be announced||Athena, JA.|
|in Mississippi||Saturday 12 November||To be announced||To be announced||Starkville, Ms.|
|in Kentucky||Saturday 19 November||To be announced||To be announced||Lexington, Kentucky.|
|opposite Georgia Tech||Saturday 26 November||To be announced||To be announced||Athena, JA.|
* All TBAs as of August 9, 2022
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Georgia went 14-1 last season en route to its first CFP Championship.
Here’s what happened at both Bulldogs in 2021:
|Date||time (Eastern time)||Television||Discount||your location||result|
|September 4||7:30 PM||ABC||Opposite No. 3 Clemson||Charlotte, Nick||w, 10-3|
|September 11||3:30 pm||ESPN2||vs UAB||Athens, Georgia||W, 56-7|
|September 18||7 pm||ESPN||opposite South Carolina||Athens, Georgia||Th, 40-13|
|September 25||12 pm||SEC . network||in Vanderbilt||Nashville, Tennessee||P, 62-0|
|October 2||12 pm||ESPN||Opposite to No. 8 Arkansas||Athens, Georgia||w, 37-0|
|October 9||3:30 pm||CBS||At No. 18 Auburn||Auburn, Al||W, 10–34|
|October 16||3:30 pm||CBS||Against No. 11 Kentucky||Athens, Georgia||Th, 30-13|
|October 30||3:30 pm||CBS||vs Florida||Jacksonville, Florida||W, 7–34|
|November 6||12 pm||ESPN||opposite Missouri||Athens, Georgia||W, 43-6|
|November 13||3:30 pm||CBS||in Tennessee||Knoxville, Tennessee||W, 41-17|
|November 20||12 pm||ESPN + / SECN +||opposite Charleston South||Athens, Georgia||W, 56-7|
|November 27||12 pm||ABC||in Georgia Tech||Atlanta, GA||W, 45-0|
|December 4||4 pm||CBS||against Alabama (SEC Championship)||Atlanta, GA||L, 41-24|
|December 31||7:30 PM||ESPN||Opposite No. 2 Michigan (CFP Orange Bowl)||Miami, Florida.||W, 11-34|
|January 10||8 pm||ESPN||Against No. 1 Alabama (CFP National Championship)||Indianapolis, Indiana.||W, 33-18|
The main returning players
The Bulldogs have lost many of their top offensive players, such as wide receiver Jermaine Burton via the move to Alabama as well as key backs James Cook and Zamir White through the NFL Draft. However, Georgia will see the return of some of the main offensive leaders, including the quarterback Stetson Bennett, who proved that he could get the job done as a starter during last season’s championship. The soon-to-be top-ranked player ranked third in the SEC in yards per attempt (10), while earning the fourth-highest touchdown (29) and fourth-best quarterback rating (176.7). Bennett will also look to lean heavily on the narrow end Brock Powers Again. The Powers led the Bulldogs in receptions (56), received yards (882) and received touchdowns (13) last season.
Georgia has also seen several key departures in defence, including corner back Derion Kendrick and linebacker Nakobi Dean. As a result, the returning like linebacker Nolan Smithdefensive line Galen Cartercorner Kelly Ringo and safety Christopher Smith He will be asked to take on more responsibilities this season.
Christopher Smith and Ringo will be tasked with leading the high school. Among the returnees, they ranked second and third in last season’s interceptions with three and two, respectively. They each had 34 matches last season as well, finishing 15th on the team.
Meanwhile, Nolan Smith, who was fifth in most sacks with the Bulldogs in 2021 (56, most among returnees) and third most sacks (4.0), will be counted on to help lead the seven Georgians. Carter should also play a key role up front as his 37 tackles and 3.0 sacks last year stand among the Bulldogs’ top defensive returners.
2022 college football playoff
The 2022-23 season marks the ninth season of the College Football Playoff era. Will Georgia successfully defend their title and become the first team to repeat the CFP National Champion title? Will Alabama add a fourth title from the playoff period to his resume? Or will a new team claim its seat among the college football kings?
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|Semi-finals||peach bowl||December 31, 2022||Atlanta, GA||Mercedes-Benz Stadium|
|Semi-finals||Fiesta Bowl||December 31, 2022||Glendale, Arizona||State Farm Stadium|
|championship||CFP National Championship||January 9
|Englewood, California||SoFi . Stadium|
The semi-final matches will begin at 4 PM and 8 PM ET. As of August 9, 2022, no start time has been set for each game.
The CFP National Championship will be broadcast on ESPN during primetime. As of August 9, 2022, the official start time has yet to be announced. Los Angeles will host for the first time.