Alabama football’s report card vs. Georgia
Offensive Line: B
Things got better towards the end of the game, but the offensive line had some issues handling the pass rush from the Georgia Bulldogs. This can be expected. This will be the defensive line that Alabama football will face all season. However, it still caused Mac Jones to make hurried throws.
Most of the issues were not with the talent of the defensive line. It was miscommunication issues with Alabama’s tackles. However, the run game was strong thanks to the push this line got.
It wasn’t perfect, and Alabama fans expect more from this line. That being said, they still mostly got the job done with a nearly impossible task. It wasl also great to see them on the final drive. Alabama football was trying to chew the clock, and they certainly did that.
Defensive Line: C+
LaBryan Ray was listed as out with an injury, harming Alabama football’s depth on the defensive line. That means that Alabama needed big things out of Christian Barmore and Justin Eboigbe, and they certainly did early in this game. The interception by Eboigbe helped swing momentum for the Crimson Tide after a terrible interception on the first offensive play of the game.
While these batted balls were helpful, the defensive line still failed to get pressure consistently. When they forced Stetson Bennett to move around, he became more inaccurate. However, this did not happen as often as Alabama wanted it to. The second half looked a lot better once Bennett was rattled, but you can’t expect that type of rattling with experienced quarterbacks.