The 12-0 Alabama Crimson Tide, will take on the 11-1 Georgia Bulldogs, for the SEC Championship. This is a rematch of last year’s National Championship Game when Alabama defeated Georgia 26-23, in overtime.
The Georgia Bulldogs lost to the LSU Tigers on Oct 13th, 36-16. Since that time, Georgia has looked like one of the best teams in college football. Over the past 5 weeks they have scored 36, 34,27, 66 and 45 points. Kirby Smart has established an NFL “running back factory”. Last year’s running backs, Nick Chubb and Sony Michel are starting for the Cleveland Browns and New England Patriots. This offense is led by D’Andre Swift and Evander Holyfield’s son, Elijah Holyfield. This is a two headed, running back monster that is almost impossible to stop
- Swift has 139 carries, 962 yards, 9 touchdowns, and is averaging 6.9 yards per carry.
- Holyfeild has 133 carries, 896 yards, 7 touchcowns and is averaging 6.7 yards per carry.
After a sluggish start, Quarterback Jake Fromm, has had a good year. He is completing 69% of his passes and has 24 touchdowns and only 5 interceptions. The Bulldogs are ranked 13th nationally in scoring offense (40.1 points) and 10th in scoring defense, giving up 17.2 points per game.
Alabama has scored 45 or more points in 9 of their 12 victories. In the three games they didn’t score in the 40s, they won 39-10, 29-0 and 24-0. Alabama’s defense is very underrated. They are ranked 3rd in the nation, only giving up 13.8 points per game. Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has completed 70% of his passes for 3,189. He has thrown 36 touchdowns and ran for 5 more scores.
Georgia has the formula to beat Alabama. Their quarterback doesn’t turn the ball over and they have two running backs who can dominate the game. The way to beat the Crimson Tide is to keep their prolific offense off the field. Alabama is favored in the SEC Championship by 13.5 points. When was the last time a #1 seed was favored by 2 touchdowns over a #4 ranked opponent?
This is going to be a close game for 3 quarters but Alabama’s offense will take over in the 2nd halfand should pull away in the 4th quarter. This is the best team Nick Saban has ever had and that is saying a lot.
Take Alabama 38-24.
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