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Adam Campisano

National Championship Pick ‘Em with Coach Larkin

January 6, 2023

The culmination of the whole college football season is almost upon us. After the two thrilling, competitive semifinal matchups from New Year’s eve, the National Championship matchup is hopefully destined to be just as exciting in a matchup featuring the underdog TCU Horned Frogs and the powerhouse Georgia Bulldogs.


Easily the best story of the college football season, TCU is having an unbelievable season with 13 wins and one overtime loss. This team is led by Heisman finalist Max Duggan, star receiver Quentin Johnston, and a tough, fast defense. The Horned Frogs didn’t play an amazing game against Michigan, but they responded to every one of Michigan’s comeback attempts. This matchup against Georgia will be a whole different ball game than playing against the Big 12.


The Georgia Bulldogs biggest strength is their suffocating defense. They have multiple NFL prospects in the front seven and in the secondary such as Jalen Carter and Kelee Ringo. Georgia should have the advantage in the trenches. Although the defense gets a lot of credit, Stetson Bennett has been outstanding the whole year including last game in the thriller against Ohio State. I think that the winner of this game will come down to the quarterback battle between Bennett and Duggan. The bulldogs may be physically better than TCU, but the Frogs have been playing aggressive and are not going to back down.



Who’s going to win outright/score?

Coach Larkin: Georgia Bulldogs (35-17)

Adam Campisano: TCU Horned Frogs (38-37)

Ben Purnell: Georgia Bulldogs (42-31)

Luke Daley: TCU Horned Frogs (34-28)


Who covers the spread? (Georgia -12.5)

Coach Larkin: Georgia

Adam Campisano: TCU

Ben Purnell: TCU

Luke Daley: TCU


Who will have more total yards between Stetson Bennett and Max Duggan?

Coach Larkin: Stetson Bennett

Adam Campisano: Max Duggan

Ben Purnell: Stetson Bennett

Luke Daley: Max Duggan


Which team will have more sacks?

Coach Larkin: Georgia

Adam Campisano: TCU

Ben Purnell: Georgia

Luke Daley: TCU


What team scores the first touchdown?

Coach Larkin: Brock Bowers (UGA)

Adam Campisano: Kenny McIntosh (UGA)

Ben Purnell: Brock Bowers (UGA)

Luke Daley: Brock Bowers (UGA)


Over or Under 62.5 total points?

Coach Larkin: Under

Adam Campisano: Over

Ben Purnell: Over

Luke Daley: Under


What team will force more turnovers?

Coach Larkin: Georgia

Adam Campisano: TCU

Ben Purnell: Georgia

Luke Daley: TCU


1. Coach Larkin 48-52
2. Ben Purnell 43-57
3. Adam Campisano 40-60
4. Luke Daley 33-67


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