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It's hard to bet against Nick Saban.
Location: Athens, Georgia
Series Standing: Georgia is 25-37-4 all-time against Alabama.
Last Meeting: The Bulldogs lost the 2012 SEC Championship Game in heartbreaking fashion.
Payback would be doubly sweet for the Bulldogs in this game, as a victory over the Crimson Tide would begin to make up for an embarrassing 2008 home loss to Alabama and a frustrating setback in Atlanta in 2012.
That being said, there are far too many variables at play to predict a victory for the Dawgs. If a host of offensive weapons, including Todd Gurley, Malcolm Mitchell and Keith Marshall, returned for senior seasons in 2015, there would be cause for optimism in this matchup. But as it stands now, that possibility seems unlikely.
Accordingly, it's hard to know what to expect from Georgia's offense and its new quarterback in 2015—whether it's Faton Bauta, Brice Ramsey or Jacob Park.
Defensively, Georgia will be without leading tacklers Amarlo Herrera and Ramik Wilson, three-year starter Damian Swann and a number of pass-rushers in 2015.
To be fair, an equally high rate of attrition can be expected of Alabama's roster, but the Crimson Tide have a better track record of replacing departures as of late. Alabama was won 10 or more games in each of the past six seasons. Georgia has posted two eight-win seasons and one six-win season over that same time frame.