Breaking down Alabama vs. Georgia

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Alabama and Georgia will play for a championship Monday night — five weeks after their SEC title game matchup, and four years after their National Title Sports Thriller,

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state of play: The Bulldogs are little favorites to win their first championship in 41 years, but they have lost seven straight to the Crimson Tide, who have won a casual six national titles in 14 years.

game Info:

  • to start: 8 a.m. ET
  • lines: UGA-2.5 | O/U: 52.5
  • Location: Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis)
  • how to see: ESPN (main broadcast), ESPN 2 (Film Room with Jimbo Fisher), ESPNU (Command Center), ESPNews (AT&T 5G Skycast) even more,
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Intrigue: The QB matchup is fascinating. One side is Bryce Young, a former five star recruitment And the Heisman winner. Stetson Bennett on the other hand, a pre walk-on who uses a flip phone,

By numbers:

  • 25-1: Nick Saban has a 25–1 record against his former assistants, including a 4–0 record against Kirby Smart.
  • 9.64: Georgia has allowed just 9.64 points per game this season, the best ever points in the country (Clemson is second at 14.85).
  • 61%: The crowd per wide seats is estimated to be 61% Georgia fans. And the top two cities for people traveling to Indy this weekend are Atlanta and Athens, per Airbnb.
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notes:

  • Top prospects: This game features 17 of Todd McShay Top 100 Prospects, Alabama OT Evan Neill (3), Alabama WR Jameson Williams (6), Georgia LB Nakobe Dean (8), Georgia de Travan Walker (14) and Georgia DT Jordan Davis (26).
  • Fun fact (for Georgia fans): Since 2008, six teams have competed in bowl games after meeting in the regular season. All teams that won the first meeting lost the second meeting.
  • Fun Rewind (for Alabama fans): It’s hard to forget what happened the last time these teams met on this platform. Tua to DeVonta … Bama wins in overtime.

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