Alabama Football: Will Mac Jones make Heisman statement vs. Georgia?

In what could be a preview of the SEC title game, Alabama football takes on Georgia live from Bryant-Denny. Here’s what you need to know.

Georgia is coming off three straight dominant wins over Arkansas, Tennessee and Auburn. Alabama has absolutely manhandled all competition until Ole Miss came along and met them shot for shot.

Now these two teams meet in what could be a preview of the SEC title game in December.

Here is how you can watch the matchup:

Date: Saturday, Oct. 17
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Location: Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Venue:  Bryant-Denny Stadium
TV: CBS
Live Stream: CBS Live Stream

Keys to Victory

For Alabama, it is about playing the game that you play week in and week out on offense, despite facing a stronger defense in the Georgia Bulldogs than they have seen all season long.

Nick Saban won’t be there to yell in their faces if something goes wrong, but Mac Jones, Najee Harris and all those talented receivers have every ability to win this game. They lead the nation in points per game and are third in the country in total yards.

For Georgia, it is about defense. They aren’t going to match Alabama step for step in a shootout of sorts; it just isn’t going to happen. However, if they can slow the game down and make these guys fight for their yardage bit by bit, the Bulldogs may just come out on top.

Prediction

Georgia comes up with enough stops to prevent this game from getting out of hand, but not enough of them to win the game. Stetson Bennett’s offense settles for field goals when they need touchdowns and the Tide take down the Bulldogs, opening up the SEC East race once again.

Final Score: Alabama 27, Georgia 23