Alabama football’s report card vs. Georgia
Running backs: A-
Najee Harris was coming off of a monster performance against Ole Miss. He knew that he was going to face a tougher opponent in the Georgia Bulldogs as well. As always, Najee gained positive yards without having the backbreaking run. However, he was still efficient for the Crimson Tide. Once Alabama had a lead, Najee helped move the chains and chew clock in the fourth quarter.
Najee was also great as a pass-catcher and in pass protection. He is one of the best running backs in college football, and he will make an NFL team very happy.
Brian Robinson did not get many carries due to the importance of this game, but he made a few nice plays.
Wide Receivers: A
There were multiple dropped receptions early in the first half, and that hurt the wide receivers. However, each of the top three options had big days. DeVonta Smith inched closer to the career receiving touchdown record at Alabama, and he bailed out Mac Jones on multiple plays.
Once again, Jaylen Waddle was clutch. He caught multiple passes down the field and scored on a major touchdown. Much like Najee Harris and Mac Jones, Jaylen Waddle is a legitimate Heisman candidate. Even when he wasn’t making catches, he forced defensive holding calls and pass interference penalties. These penalty yards won’t show up in the box score, but they might as well be added to his receiving total.