If there's such a thing as the presidential edge at the naitonal championship, it might belong to Georgia. 

The Bulldogs' last national football title after the 1980 season came with President Jimmy Carter, only weeks from relinquishing the office, in the stands at the Sugar Bowl. 

President Donald Trump is headed to Mercedes-Benz Stadium to attend Monday night's championship game between Alabama and Georgia with the Bulldogs seeking their first title since that historic night in New Orleans 37 years ago. 


The president's appearance in Atlanta is expected to bring out supporters and protesters outside near the game site. 

There was little controversy at the game then for Carter, a Georgia native who had lost his 1980 bid for re-election to President Ronald Reagan. 

The Georgia band at the Sugar Bowl played "Hail To The Chief" as President Carter and First Lady Rosalyn Carter stood up and walked down steps waving to the band and the cheering crowd, acknowledging the tribute. 

Bulldog fans had more to celebrate a short time later as No. 1 ranked Georgia, led by freshman Herschel Walker's two touchdown runs, completed a 12-0 season with a 17-10 win over Notre Dame to claim its last championship.