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How Bulldogs and Tide stack up



ATHENS – It has been said time and again that football is a game of encounters, and in most cases the most integral are not always evident to the naked eye.

That won’t be the problem when Georgia No. 3 (3-0) travels to play Alabama No. 2 (3-0) in the SEC’s only unbeaten team battle at 8pm. on Saturday.

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The Bulldog defense established itself as the best in the nation last season and took it into 2020, leading the SEC across all major defensive statistics categories.

The Crimson Tide offense is scoring more points per game than any league team and has the most efficient quarterback in college football in Mac Jones.

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Jones is 66 of 83 passing for 1

,101 yards with 8 TD and 1 interception and 220.3 passer rating.

It would seem to be a question of strength upon strength in what has been touted by some as the game of the season.

If this Saturday’s game in Tuscaloosa is anything like the last two matches at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, it will be a must-see TV.

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Georgia were leading by 118 minutes, 54 seconds of the 120 minutes of the two games, yet Alabama ended up winning both times.

Tide manager Nick Saban has a well-documented 21-0 record against his former UGA assistants, including those two wins over Smart.

Here’s a look at how teams stack up in the conference rank squad categories and a look at the offensive leaders:

Quarterback

Alabama: Mac Jones 66 out of 83 for 1,101 yards with 8 TD and 1 interception, rating 220.3.

Georgia: Stetson Bennett 53 out of 84 for 689 yards with 5 TD and 0 interceptions, rating 151.6.

Running back

Alabama: Najee Harris 52 carries 347 yards, 10 TD

Georgia: Zamir White 54 carries, 209 yards, 4 TD

Receive leaders

Alabama: Jaylen Waddle 19-396, 3 TD

Alabama: Devonta Smith 27-316, 2 TD

Georgia: Kearis Jackson 19-300, 1 TD

Georgia: George Pickens 8-87, 2 TD

NCAA STATISTICS

(SEC grade)

Offensive score

1. Alabama 51.0

5. Georgia 36.0

Defense of the score

1. Georgia 12.30

7. Alabama 30.30

Total crime

2. Alabama 560.3.

7. Georgia 420.0

Total defense

1. Georgia 236.7

11. Alabama 473.0

Fierce defense

1. Georgia 38.3

9. Alabama 150.7

Impetuous crime

3. Alabama 175.3

4. Georgia 172.0

Passage of crime

2. Alabama 385.0

8. Georgia 248.0

Pass yards allowed

1. Georgia 198.3

11. Alabama 322.3

Pass efficiency

2. Alabama 211.45

9. Georgia 135.29

Overcome the defense of efficiency

1. Georgia 99.03

7. Alabama 148.72

Bags allowed

T-2. Alabama 1.33 per game

T.-4. Georgia 1.67 per game

Team Sacks

2. Georgia 3.33 per game

9. Alabama 1.67

Kick Returns

1. Georgia 42.75

12. Alabama 13.40

Kick Return Defense

T-3. Alabama 15.00

7. Georgia 18.13

Net Punting

1. Georgia 47.74

13. Alabama 33.50

Punt Returns

5. Alabama 11.0

10. Georgia 7.13

Turnover margin

2 Georgia 1.00 per game

T.6- Alabama 0.33 per hame




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