Georgia at Alabama - 9/19/20 Early look College Football GOY Picks and Predictions
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Georgia Bulldogs (0-0) vs. Alabama Crimson tide (0-0)
College Football: Saturday, September 19, 2020 in Tuscaloosa, AL.
The Line: Alabama -7.0 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Georgia Bulldogs will be on the road for a SEC matchup against the Alabama Crimson Tide on September 19, 2020. Georgia finished with a better record than Alabama during 2019, as Georgia went (12-2), while Alabama went (11-2). The two teams did not face each other during the 2019 campaign. Let’s take a closer look at each program. Get College Football predictions at Pick Dawgz.
The offense will look different for Georgia this season, as Jake Fromm graduated. However, Wake Forest transfer Jamie Newman will be able to step right in. Newman passed for nearly 2,900 yards a season ago, while throwing 26 touchdowns. Zamir White looks to be the guy to fill in for D’Andre Swift. White averaged 5.2 yards per rush as a backup behind Swift. If Georgia wants to be an elite team again in not only the SEC but also throughout the entire college football ranks, the offense will need to be balanced. Monty Rice will be looked at by the defense to be a staple once again for the Bulldogs. For more on Georgia, check out the team preview.
Just like Georgia, Alabama will be led by a different quarterback for a full season, hopefully. With the departure of Tua Tagovailoa, Mack Jones will be looking to lead Alabama for a full season. Jones passed for over 1,500 yards and 14 touchdowns, while filling in for Tagovailoa. The backfield will still be a plus for Nick Saban and company, as Najee Harris is back for a senior season. Harris rushed for over 1,200 yards and found the end zone 13 times on the ground. Expect the Alabama defense to be stellar again, as the Crimson Tide seem to have a stout defense year in and year out. For more on Alabama, check out the team preview.
Overview: Georgia has opened up as a touchdown underdog on the road in Tuscaloosa, AL. The Bulldogs do have the edge at quarterback, as Newman has plenty of experience playing in a power 5 conference. I like for Georgia to have a shot at the 4 team playoffs by the time this season is over. While Alabama will threaten Georgia in the SEC, the East is Georgia's to lose. Georgia should be able to give Alabama a run for their money in this home contest. A Georgia win would not surprise me, but I also never like to bet against Nick Saban at home when it comes to losses. Alabama may win, but Georgia will do enough to keep this game within a touchdown.