The Crimson Tide offense is led by 2021 Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Bryce Young, as well as the running back duo of Brian Robinson Jr and Trey Sanders, with Robinson coming off a 204 yard performance against Cincinnati. Leading the wide receivers are Jameson Williams and Slade Bolden, while multiple other wideouts could see time Monday night to help replace the injured John Metchie III such as Ja’Corey Brooks, JoJo Earle, Javon Baker, Traeshon Holden, and Agiye Hall. Tight ends Jahleel Billingsley and Cameron Latu will likely play a key role Monday night, while the offensive line will be featured by Evan Neal, Javion Cohen, Seth McLaughlin, and Chris Owens, with JC Latham likely starting at right guard if Emil Ekiyor is unavailable.
The Crimson Tide’s defensive line will feature the normal group of Will Anderson Jr, Phidarian Mathis, DJ Dale, and Dallas Turner, with others such as Byron Young, Tim Smith, Drew Sanders, and LaBryan Ray also seeing extensive time. The inside linebacker duo of leading tackler Henry To’o To’o and Christian Harris will control the middle of the field, with Kool-Aid McKinstry, Jalyn Armour-Davis, and Khyree Jackson matching up outside at corner. Jordan Battle and DeMarcco Hellams will start at safety, while Brian Branch and Daniel Wright will also play multiple different roles.
Alabama Special Teams
Kicker Will Reichard was a perfect 7-for-7 on kicks (2/2 FG) against the Bulldogs in the SEC Championship, while James Burnip punts for the Crimson Tide.
While Stetson Bennett V will likely start at quarterback for the Georgia offense once again, backup JT Daniels could also see time, as well as multiple running backs including Zamir White, James Cook, Kenny McIntosh, and Kendall Milton. Leading the Bulldogs in receiving is freshman tight end Brock Bowers who hauled in 10 passes for 139 yards and a touchdown in the SEC Championship Game, while others such as Jermaine Burton, Ladd McConkey, Adonai Mitchell, Kearis Jackson, George Pickens, and Darnell Washington will all see significant time. Washington and tight end John Fitzpatrick also see time blocking alongside the offensive line of Jamaree Salyer, Justin Shaffer, Sedrick Van Pran-Granger, Warren Ericson, and Warren McClendon.
Outland Trophy winner Jordan Davis headlines a stout Georgia defensive front alongside others such as Devonte Wyatt, Travon Walker, Jalen Carter, Nolan Smith, and Robert Beal Jr. Star linebacker Nakobe Dean headlines a talented linebacker group alongside Channing Tindall and Quay Walker, while Lewis Cine, Christopher Smith, and Dan Jackson will all see time at safety. Derion Kendrick and Kelee Ringo start at corner, with Kendrick coming off a two interception performance against Michigan.
Georgia Special Teams
Jack Podlesny handles kicks for the Bulldogs, while senior Jake Camarda is one of the top punters in the country.