No. 3 Georgia (3-1) second-half collapse leads to No. 2 Alabama Football (4-0) 41-24 victory at Bryant Denny Stadium.
In a game of halftime adjustments, Alabama football won. The Crimson Tide received a rush of adrenaline in the second half as the team slowed the Bulldogs.
A third negative COVID-19 test for head coach Nick Saban allowed him to coach in the game, and he was animated as ever on the sidelines. His return allowed offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian to call a masterful offensive game for 564 yards against the nation’s top defense.
The victory makes Saban 22-0 against his former assistants and keeps his impressive win streak against the SEC East alive, with the last loss occurring in 2010 against South Carolina.
Here are the studs and duds from the game.
Second Half D
The story of the game.
A different defense suited up in the second half. After allowing 24 points in the first half, the Crimson Tide stiffened, allowing zero points, producing two turnovers (Malachi Moore and Daniel Wright interceptions), only 145 yards, and two of seven third-down conversions.
Smitty and Waddle
In 2008, Julio Jones graced Tuscaloosa with his presence. Since his arrival, we have witnessed some of the best wide receivers in Alabama and SEC history. Last night, Devonta Smith and Jaylen Waddle made history.
Employing the best two receivers in the nation— on one team is utterly unfair to any defense.