INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Georgia won its long-awaited national championship the way it dominated during an undefeated regular season — by relying on its defense.

The Bulldogs allowed only 30 yards rushing in beating Alabama 33-18 on Monday night in Indianapolis. Georgia (14-1) won its first national title since the 1980 season.

“I hope it doesn’t take that long again,” Georgia coach Kirby Smart said. “Go Dawgs!”