As great as the No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide looked during the 2012 college football regular season, their test against the No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs in the SEC Championship will be too tough to overcome.
The Crimson Tide will get rolled by the Bulldogs.
Despite Alabama’s No. 1 ranked defense (allowing 9.3 points per game), the team has yet to face an offense as talented as Georgia’s. The Bulldogs rank and 35th and 39th in passing and rushing yards respectively, and their 38 points per game average is good enough for 17th-best in the nation.
After looking vulnerable in Alabama's loss to the best offense they faced to date—Johnny Manziel and the Texas A&M Aggies—Aaron Murray and the Georgia offense will take the Crimson Tide defense to their limit.
While the Alabama offense has been solid, the lack of elite opponents on the schedule has inflated their statistics. With a plethora of talent throughout the Bulldogs' roster, there are plenty of people that feel Georgia is the flat-out better team.
Georgia safety Bacarri Rambo told ESPN Radio about how he thinks his team is better overall than the Crimson Tide and what the key to the game will be:
I feel like we’re more talented (than Alabama). We have better players at each position, across the board, especially on defense. It’s going to be a great challenge for us. I know it’s going to be a battle. It’s going to come down to who has the best defense and who makes more turnovers. It’s going to be a battle of the defenses.
As Georgia proved in its victory over the Florida Gators earlier this year, the Bulldogs can beat the best defenses in the SEC while using their own defensive unit to shut down the opponent’s offense.
While the Bulldogs are known more for their potent offensive attack, the defensive effort has been getting better each and every week. With just 43 points allowed over the last five games, Georgia’s defense has to be considered one of the best in the SEC.
Add in the fact that this game will be played in Atlanta at the Georgia Dome, and the overwhelming support for the Bulldogs will catapult them to a stunning win.
So much for the BCS national title dreams for Alabama this year.
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