The biggest game on the 2020 college football platform falls on Saturday night in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, when the No. 2 Alabama will host No. 3 Agriculture in a replay of the classic College College 2018 National Football Championship match and the SEC Championship 2018 game. The training match between teacher (Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban) and student (Bulldog coach Kirby Smart) faced a 12 to 6 Wednesday night, when it was announced that Saban tested positive for COVID-19. Although Saban missed training for the rest of the week, three straight negative COVID-19 tests officially puts him back on the sidelines at Bryant-Denny Stadium for the match against Georgia.
What is certain is that the struggle between the Alabama offensive line and the Georgian defensive front will be the equivalent of the immovable object against the unstoppable force. Alabama’s defense against Georgia’s attack, on the other hand, could turn into more of a pillow fight based on what we’ve seen during the first three games of the season (especially for the Alabama defense).
Let’s analyze the match and see the selections of the CBS Sports experts for the SEC in the CBS Game of the Week, as Crimson Tide and Bulldogs are going to clash on Saturday night in the premiere of the game so far this season. Odds through the William Hill Sportsbook
Alabama: Quarterback McJones continued the recent tradition of differentiators taking snapshots for Crimson Tide. Jones leads the nation to success (score 220.35) and yards per effort (13.3). It also ranks second in the completion rate at 79.5. The real key in this game will be the return game Najee Harris. The senior had 206 yards and five touchdowns last week against Ole Miss. The run will have to start for Jones to find receivers Devon Smith, Jalen Waddle and John Metchie III deep downfield.
The Crimson Tide defense reached 647 and 7.52 meters per attempt last week. This was against an offense by Lane Kiffin who used the tempo to keep the defense guessing and did not allow Saban’s crew to take the set. This is what Ole Miss does. This is not what Georgia is doing. Watch the Crimson Tide defense – especially the defensive line – if they have time to do the set and are not wildly confused before the snap. He will go a long way in winning this.
Agriculture: The man, that defensive performance against Tennessee last week was legal. The Vols offensive line, which was (and still is) one of the best in the nation, was lit up like a Christmas tree by the Bulldogs’ defense. But do not sleep on the secondary. They lead the SEC in defense with a allowed 198.3 yards per game and 5.2 yards per effort. It’s the best unit in the country – and second place is not even close.
The appearance of a large receiver Kerris Jackson was huge for the quarterback Stetson Bennett IV and the Bulldog offense. Allow another receiver George Pickens to get more one-on-one coverage and keep it secondary to his toes so Bennett has a bigger impact on the current game. Speaking of running the game, Zamir White, Kendall Milton, Kenny McIntosh and the rest of the running backs have shown through three games that they have the potential to be one of the most dynamic groups in the nation.
Date: Saturday, October 17 | year8 p.m. ET
Location: Bryant-Denny Stadium – Tuscaloosa, Alabama
TV: CBS | Live broadcast: CBSSports.com, CBS Sports application (Free)
THERE: CBS Sports App (Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV, Chromecast)
Game prediction, options
Give me the Crimson Tide for victory and coverage. I do not care that Saban had a strange week where he did not coach and now he coaches the team. His philosophy, design, game plan and coaching staff have all remained the same, which means that all Alabama has to do is not hurt things. Will not. Jones and Co. they will be successful enough to reach 30 points against the Georgian defense and will force the Bulldogs to maintain more than they should have done so far this season. It will not happen. Alabama’s defense is not as bad as it played last week and will make life miserable for Bennett. Selection: Alabama (-5)
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