SEC Football Preview: Georgia at Alabama

Alabama-Georgia Preview

Georgia faces Alabama on Saturday in Tuscaloosa. 14Powers.com previews the game and predicts the final score of this contest.

Team Schedules/Results

Georgia

Date Visitor Pts Home Pts
Sept. 26 Georgia 37 Arkansas 10
Oct. 3 Auburn 6 Georgia 27
Oct. 10 Tennessee 21 Georgia 44
Oct. 17 Georgia Alabama
Oct. 25 Georgia Kentucky
Nov. 7 # Florida Georgia
Nov. 14 Georgia Missouri
Nov. 21 Mississippi State Georgia
Nov. 28 Georgia South Carolina
Dec. 5 Vanderbilt Georgia
#at Jacksonville

Alabama

Date Visitor Pts Home Pts
Sept. 26 Alabama 38 Missouri 19
Oct. 3 Texas A&M 24 Alabama 52
Oct. 10 Alabama 63 Ole Miss 48
Oct. 17 Georgia Alabama
Oct. 24 Alabama Tennessee
Oct. 31 Mississippi State Alabama
Nov. 14 Alabama LSU
Nov. 21 Kentucky Alabama
Nov. 28 Auburn Alabama
Dec. 5 Alabama Arkansas

College Football Ratings

Rating Georgia Alabama
ESPN FPI 4 3
Sagarin 1 5
Massey Composite 2 1
PiRate Ratings 3 4

Key Stats

Stat Georgia Alabama
Points 36.0 51.0
Points Allowed 12.3 30.3
Total YDS 420.0 560.3
Pass YDS 248.0 385.0
Rush YDS 172.0 175.3
Total YDS Allowed 236.7 473.0
Pass YDS Allowed 198.3 322.3
Rush YDS Allowed 38.3 150.7
Turnover margin 1.0 0.3
3rd Down Conv. 46.0 64.5
3rd Down Conv. DEF 28.3 54.0

Players to Watch

Georgia

 
WR George Pickens, LB Eric Stokes, OL Ben Cleveland, CB Tyson Campbell, LB Azeez Ojulari.

Alabama

WR Devonta Smith, WR Jaylen Waddle, RB Najee Harris, CB Patrick Surtain II, OL Alex Leatherwood.

Injuries

Georgia

Owen Condon OL Doub Sat – Undisclosed
Tommy Bush WR Out Indefinitely – Concussion
James Cook RB Prob Sat – Shoulder
Jermaine Johnson LB Prob Sat – Undisclosed
Walter Grant LB Ques Sat – Undisclosed
Matt Landers WR Ques Sat – Upper Body
Jamie Newman QB Out For Season – Personal
Dominick Blaylock WR Out For Season – Knee
Jt Daniels QB Ques Sat – Knee

Alabama

None reported.

Source: boydsbets.com

Comments

This is probably the biggest game of the regular season for the SEC. The implications of this game are enormous for SEC Championship Game and college playoff seeding. You’ve got Alabama’s explosive offense going up against Georgia’s wall-of-steel defense. There’s probably more pressure for Georgia to win this one. If Alabama loses they’ll likely win out the regular season and still get the West berth in the SEC Championship Game. If Georgia loses they still have to play Florida and a loss to the Gators might knock Georgia out of the league’s title game. I think Alabama somehow wins this one. Keep in mind too that if Bama wins they very likely end up playing Georgia again in the SEC title game. It’s hard to beat a good team twice in a season. Bama has pretty much owned Georgia since Saban became head coach having won five in a row. This one will be close though and is probably really more like a toss-up.

UPDATE: Nick Saban has tested positive for COVID 19 and will not coach in this game. Steve Sarkisian will likely be the acting coach for this game. I think Bama still wins as this may give Tide players a little more motivation to “win one for the Gipper.”

GAMEDAY UPDATE TO UPDATE:
Nick Saban will now coach on the sidelines for Alabama.

Our Preseason Prediction

Alabama 30, Georgia 28

Game Week 14Powers.com Prediction

Alabama 31, Georgia 27

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 7:00 PM CT (8:00 PM ET). Watch on the CBS Network.

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