Georgia has come as close as you can get to beating Alabama in recent years. On Saturday, the Bulldogs get another chance.
Three of the last four meetings have been classics. In 2012, Georgia reached’s Bama 5 as time ran out in the SEC Championship Game. In January 2018, Alabama gathered to stun Georgia in the OT to win the national title. In December 2018, the tide came back to shock Georgia in the SEC Championship game.
The Bulldogs probably think 2020 could end differently. QB Stetson Bennett took over during the opening against Arkansas and has come through. UGA won big against the ranked Auburn and Tennessee in consecutive weeks with Bennett up to 689 passing yards and five touchdowns without interception. For defense, the stingy unit only allows 1
Alabama’s offense will be a big test. QB Mac Jones has passed 1,101 yards in just three games, while RB Najee Harris has already scored 10 touchdowns.
But there are major concerns about the defense. For so long, Alabama’s defensive dominance helped bully the rest of the SEC and other. This season the tide is surpassing 30 points per game – and Ole Miss accounted for 647 yards just last week.
But if the game turns into a contest-can-you-stop-me contest, can Georgia keep up? The Bulldogs’ rushing attack has been inconsistent, which Alabama has not worried about with its offense.
Throw coach Nick Saban, who tested positive with COVID, and it has been an unusual season at Tuscaloosa, though Alabama continues to win. And even if Georgia finally beats Alabama, there’s a chance it might have to do it again in December for the SEC crown.