Can the Dawgs beat the top Dog
As if college football couldn’t be any more dramatic, despite winning the SEC, the University of Georgia Bulldogs have barked their way up to the No. 2 spot in this year’s college football playoff, and while they’ve been on an upward trend since their eye opening loss to Auburn, don’t let the new buzz around the SEC fool you, the Alabama Crimson Tide still remain head honcho in not only the SEC (slight disrespect to UGA) but in all of college football.
With everything on the line in tomorrow’s National Championship game, it will be up to second – year head coach Kirby Smart to rally up his guys and focus in on beating big Bama in a game they’ve been wanting all season…so we think.
Now I’m not saying the Dawgs will go into Mercedes Benz stadium and handle Saban and the Tide with ease, but what I am saying is that they have a pretty good chance of handling the Tide as long as they stick to their bread and butter: sticking to the run game with Michel and Chubbs, while trusting true freshman, Jake Fromm to attack that depleted linebacker unit in order to open up the bigger plays.
Now I’ve never been sold on Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts, BUT he’s been proving me wrong week in and week out, which I guess is a big part of the reason Alabama is in the position they’re in now. I only see Hurts as an athletic and extremely mobile quarterback with limited accuracy, but given his speed and surrounding playmakers, he does enough. Hurts along with many others for the Crimson Tide possess something that cannot be coached. Experience.
When it comes to big must win games, there’s only one seasoned person on that sideline for Georgia that has that needed championship experience and he’s not even playing. Coach Kirby Smart, Nick Saban’s former understudy and offensive coordinator.
While this game could go either exceptionally well or drastically overwhelming for Coach Smart, tomorrow night will be his chance to validate himself and the revamped Bulldogs and stamp his team certified in just his second year.
I love what the Dawgs did all season from the benching of once beloved Jacob Eason for true freshman Fromm to the unstoppable use of the two-headed run monster in seniors Sony Michel and Nick Chubbs. But the question still remains, will it be enough?
While I would love to see the student dethrone the teacher, I just can’t bet against experience, especially when it’s on the field, as well as on the sidelines. I don’t see Saban going to the title game and losing for a second year straight.
Score prediction: 31 – 27 Alabama