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Georgia and Alabama Ready for Battle

  • No. 1 Georgia meets No. 3 Alabama in Saturday’s SEC championship game
  • Alabama has won six consecutive games against Georgia
  • Georgia is favored in tomorrow’s matchup

Georgia (12-0) is trying to be the fourth consecutive SEC team that completes a perfect regular season. With an average offense of 40.7 points per game, the Bulldogs are a dominant team on both sides. And a defense that allows 6.9 points per game. Georgia seems certain to be a second College Football Playoff winner under Kirby Smart.

Alabama (11-1) is trying to win the SEC title for the eighth consecutive time under Nick Saban. The team will be looking to avoid another loss that could likely knock them out of CFP contention. Quarterback Bryce Young will have the chance to make a Heisman statement in front of the best defense in FBS.

The Crimson Tide won seven consecutive appearances in this SEC title game. This game will seem just like a national championship contest.

Crimson Tide Strong Against the Bulldogs

Alabama has won six consecutive meetings against Georgia. This streak dates back to 2008. Five of the six matches were top-10 matchups.

The Crimson Tide is now an underdog for only the second time since October 31, 2015. This streak of 92 games is remarkable. Alabama has routinely been favored to win and was last an underdog against Georgia. The Crimson Tide won 38-10.

Nov 27, 2021; Auburn, Alabama, USA;  Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver Ja'Corey Brooks (7) celebrates with running back Trey Sanders (6) and tight end Jahleel Billingsley (19) and wide receiver Slade Bolden (18) catching a touchdown pass against the Auburn Tigers at the end of regulation at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Alabama defeated Auburn in four overtimes. Mandatory Credit: Gary Cosby Jr.-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 27, 2021; Auburn, Alabama, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver Ja’Corey Brooks (7) celebrates with running back Trey Sanders (6) and tight end Jahleel Billingsley (19) and wide receiver Slade Bolden (18) catching a touchdown pass against the Auburn Tigers at the end of regulation at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Alabama defeated Auburn in four overtimes. Mandatory Credit: Gary Cosby Jr.-USA TODAY Sports

Alabama does more than just move the ball in the air. Brian Robinson, a senior running back, has 1,016 yards rushing on 207 runs (4.9 yards per run) and 14 rushing touchdowns. However, he was reportedly hurt last week.

Alabama has taken six games out of 12 against the spread. They have leaned more to the under, which has hit seven times out of the 12 games. However, combined with their opponents, the Crimson Tide has reached 50 points or more in 10 of those 12.

Georgia Ready for Action

The Bulldogs have a strong offense on the ground. Stetson Bennett has been productive in Georgia’s offensive, but he also had the support of Zamir White (691 yards and 10 TDs) as well as James Cook (581 yards and 7 TDs). They average 5.8 yards per run combined, and they are part of a grind-it-out philosophy.

Nov 27, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Georgia Bulldogs running back Daijun Edwards (30) runs the ball against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in the second half at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 27, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Georgia Bulldogs running back Daijun Edwards (30) runs the ball against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in the second half at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Bennett averages 10.9 yards for each pass attempt, ranking second in FBS. The Crimson Tide will be in serious trouble if the top three targets are able to average more than 15 yards per catch.

The Bulldogs are 8-4 against the spread this year. They are also 4-0 against the spread if the line falls below 20 points.

The End of a Run

Kirby Smart has yet to beat Georgia, but Alabama could win if it jumps out at Alabama with its big-play offense. Georgia will, however, stick with its game plan. Bennett was unable to throw three picks last year, but he has learned from them and is now relying on his ground game.

Depending on the outcome of other conference titles, the Crimson Tide could lose to the Bulldogs and still be among the four teams battling for a national championship.

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