College Football – Five theses before the Championship Games: Alabama vs. Georgia is the anticipated final

College season is heating up, and we’ve had some wild days. Who goes into the playoffs? What happens on the coach carousel? And who are the best players in the upcoming draft? Five theses.

Alabama vs. Georgia is the anticipated final

The biggest duel next weekend will be the SEC Championship Game. The mega duel between defending champion Alabama and the still undefeated Georgia. Although the two teams are currently “only” ranked 1 (Georgia) and 3 (Alabama) by the playoff committee, few doubt that these two teams are the two best and most complete teams in college football from top to bottom.

For the third time in four years, these two teams face each other in the SEC Finals, and Alabama has always lived up to its role as favorite. The duel this year, however, has changed signs. Georgia is the favorite, Alabama has their backs to the wall.

Georgia is the only team that can already be sure of its playoff participation. The Bulldogs have drained the competition so far, skipping the almost-traditional, unnecessary loss under head coach Kirby Smart this year. If you lose, you would slip down to 4th place at most.

The great strength of the team is their elite defense. Jordan Davis and company are on course to become one of the best college units of all time. They only allow six points per game. Only Tennessee and Kentucky could score two touchdowns against this defense in one game. In eight of twelve games, the opponent scored no more than seven points.

At all positions, Georgia’s defense is filled with former top recruits who will soon make the NFL unsafe. The game against rival Florida showed how much they can put their stamp on a game: At a score of 3-0, the defense provided three turnovers, including a pick six. Only 2 minutes later it was 24:0, the game was over.

Offensive is all about the running game. Like last season, smart and offensive coordinator Todd Monken fell back in love with former walk-on Stetson Bennett and benched JT Daniels, the actually considerably talented quarterback. After all, Daniels was the starter at the beginning of the season, but a minor injury gave Bennett the chance, which he didn’t waste with this almost legendary defense in the back.

As in the previous year, there is not too much going on in the passing game, but an armada of high-class running backs is waiting for their touches. Zamir White, James Cook, Kenny McIntosh, Kendall Milton – the list goes on. Georgia has already raked in 28 touchdowns this season without a single running back having to rush for 700 yards.

Since the offense gets a lot of ball possession opportunities from their defense, they always end up with more than enough points. However, if the defense can’t suffocate the opponent, it will be exciting to see whether Bennett can also play his part in the success.

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