As Alabama try to reiterate their national league title for the first time in 10 years, Nick Saban’s side will have to beat Georgia for the second time this season. The Crimson Tide and Bulldogs have previously faced each other in the SEC title game, where Alabama easily won 41-24 in a game where Heisman winner Bryce Young threw for 421 yards and three touchdowns against one. strong Georgian defense.
This game, in addition to being a rematch of this year’s SEC title game, is also a rematch of the 2018 national championship game, which Alabama won 26-23 in overtime.
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Alabama has at times seemed both dominant and vulnerable. They boast the sixth best overall attacking in the country, are the second best team on third down and also have the third highest attacking. That’s thanks in large part to Young, as well as wide receiver Jameson Williams and running back Brian Robinson, both of whom came out in the SEC title game.
However, four of Alabama’s wins this season have come with a single possession, including a return win in the Iron Bowl that ended in four overtime. The Tide also have one loss in their schedule, when Texas A&M beat them on a field goal.
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Georgia, meanwhile, have relied heavily on their defense to win games this season, placing first in defense and second in total defense, while scoring 38.8 points per game. At the heart of Georgia’s defensive success are linebacker Nakobe Dean and defensive lineman Jordan Davis, as well as defensive coordinator Dan Lanning.
Offensively, the Bulldogs don’t have a real star in a position like Alabama do, although quarterback Stetson Bennett IV has been solid, while running back James Cook and wide receiver George Pickens could each. have small group matches.
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8:41 p.m .: Alabama lose three goals after Bryce Young’s third pass out of play ended in an on-play loss. Georgia reclaimed 25.
8:39 p.m .: Jameson Williams’ first big gain of the day goes for 15 yards on the second and 11 for a first down.
8:35 p.m .: Georgia goes three-and-outs on her opening drive and the Bulldogs win. Alabama takes over 20.
8:33 p.m .: After moving 5 yards on the penalty against Alabama, Bennett flies away and runs with for a gain of 14 but he drops it and falls on it. Now third and -5.
8:32 p.m .: Stetson Bennett IV is immediately sacked on an action play rollout. It’s a 14-loss and now it’s Georgia 11’s second and 24.
8:31 p.m .: Georgia will start their first try at 25 after a touchback.
8:28 p.m .: ALABAMA FIELD GOAL. The Tide opened the scoring with a 14.5:05 drive play as Will Reichard split the uprights at 37 yards. Alabama 3, Georgia 0.
8:27 p.m .: Alabama can’t convert Georgia 19’s third and five. Nick Saban sends the placement unit for the game’s first points.
8:24 p.m .: Still a third down conversion for Alabama since it is this time Brian Robinson for 2 yards before finding Slade Bolden for 9 yards.
8:24 p.m .: The Crimson Tides are quickly at Georgia 36 after gains of 11 and 9 in the air to bring the third down.
8:21 p.m .: Alabama gets bailed out because of Bryce Young’s sack. Clears a scoop-and-score from Georgia. Instead, it’s Alabama 44’s second and 10th.
8:18 p.m .: Alabama’s success on the third try continues. They convert in third and second as Young hits Slade Bolden 11 yards to Alabama 44.
8:17 p.m .: The first play of the match is a Brian Robinson run for 4 yards. Alabama leaned heavily on the race when they won the SEC title game against Georgia.
8:14 p.m .: Georgia wins the toss and defers. Alabama starts off with the ball at its own 25 after a touchback. Georgia struggled to sack Bryce Young in the SEC title game.
What channel is Alabama vs Georgia airing on tonight?
The main broadcast of the College Football Playoff National Championship between Alabama and Georgia will air nationally on ESPN. Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit will serve as announcer and play-by-play analyst, respectively, while Holly Rowe and Molly McGrath will work on the sidelines.
In addition to the main broadcast on ESPN, viewers have a few alternate options to watch the CFP Championship game via ESPN’s “Megacast”, including:
- Coaches Cinema: ESPN2
- Command center: ESPNU
- Skycast: ESPNEWS
- Hometown Radio (Alabama first half, Georgia second half): SEC Network
- Every 22: ESPN app
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What time does the college football championship game start?
- Dated: Monday January 10
- Time: 8 p.m. ET | 5 p.m. PT
The college football playoff national championship between Alabama and Georgia is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, January 10.
Alabama vs Georgia odds
Georgia opened as a 2.5-point favorite over Alabama, despite Crimson Tide’s previous victory over the Bulldogs in the SEC Championship game. That line moved half a point in the direction of Georgia a week before the game, according to FanDuel.