Lee will make his first trip back to Sanford Stadium since high school when he and No. 13 Alabama (3-1, 0-1 SEC) enter hostile territory for a pivotal 2:30 p.m. kickoff against No. 8 Georgia (4-0, 2-0) on Saturday. Georgia’s offense struggled to move the ball. That same year LSU started quarterback Zach Mettenberger, a former Georgia player who was kicked out after groping a woman and pleading guilty to sexual battery.
We’re set up for potentially a season-defining game for both teams. On Saturday against Georgia, Alabama had little of that sloppiness.
“We need to play a litle more consistently”. The problem was they really did not get the carries in the first half, and when they did, the Alabama front seven swarmed to them and did not let them run rampant.
Saturday’s outcome was the latest lopsided loss that seems to occur once a season for the Bulldogs. In 2013, it came against Missouri 41-26.
It looked like the Bulldogs might be able to post the game’s first touchdown after a roughing the snapper penalty was called on Alabama during a 35-yard field goal from Marshall Morgan.
“The best step is to learn from this experience and learn how it feels to lose like this”.
The Bulldogs put nearly 300 yards of offense but if you hold them to only 10 points, I think that is ok. The Tide have plenty of tough SEC tests left, but considering the way Alabama responded facing maybe its biggest obstacle, you have to like its chances. Alabama leads the all-time series 37-25-4. After a conservative start by both teams produced a 3-3 tie early in the second quarter, the Tide blew the game open.
Make friends: Bulldog fans can get on down to Dawgsports to chat about this one, and Alabama fans can talk about the game over at Roll Bama Roll. Malcolm Mitchell paced the Bulldogs receiving corps with five receptions for 96 yards and a touchdown with eleven players catching passes.
“The big thing was trying to find a change of momentum”, Richt said. But it’s hard to take a team all the way when there’s always at least one terrible performance waiting to happen at just the wrong time.
Lambert’s first half was brutal while Coker shined.
Starter Greyson Lambert was woeful. “It’s publicized more. Everything we do is under a microscope, but I think we just try to do things the right way”.
“I got really pissed [at the pregame jawing]”, he said.
Lambert, who went 10-of-24 for 86 yards and an interception, said that while he would have liked to start the second half, it was necessary to do what the coaches asked of him.
“Yeah, um, I was excited to go back and play against Georgia”, Lee said. With 12 upright 100-yard online games, Chubb is going for walks in the flawless, being cast and the line as Herschel Walker in regards to creation, though this will probably be his… Derrick Henry will have two touchdowns, over 150 yards.
That worked perfectly as they controlled the line of scrimmage and out-executed the Bulldogs in all three phases. “We just didn’t execute”. Their defence will have to stop whichever quarterback the Tide use, not to mention the plethora of unsafe backs Lane Kiffin can plug into the offense, but I’m most interested in seeing Lambert and Heisman-hopeful running back Nick Chubb go against a Tide defence that took a few hits against Ole Miss.
Saban obsessed over the 83-yard touchdown his defense gave up to Nick Chubb in what amounted to garbage time, holding a 35-point lead – he mentioned it six times in his postgame remarks.
It’s fairly likely that Alabama will still be smarting from their loss to Ole Miss, the last time the Tide were locked in SEC play, and given the chatter surrounding the program – you know, the ridiculous notion that Alabama is in a steep decline – they’ll be looking to send a message at Georgia’s expense.