The 2021 SEC Championship between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Alabama Crimson Tide will decide the No. 1 seed in the upcoming College Football Playoff.
It is championship weekend in college football and no game has bigger playoff implications than the 2021 SEC Championship between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Alabama Crimson Tide.
The Dawgs are 12-0 on the season having locked up the SEC East crown weeks ago. A win over Georgia Tech in Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate essentially guaranteed them a spot in the College Football Playoff before the conference title bout even kicked off. As for the Crimson Tide, they can either win this game to be the No. 1 seed or miss out on the playoff entirely with two losses.
Here are three bold predictions for the SEC title bout going down in Atlanta on Saturday afternoon.
Georgia vs. Alabama: 3 bold predictions for 2021 SEC Championship
3. Stetson Bennett will throw more touchdown passes than Bryce Young
While he may not have as many completions or throw for as many yards, Stetson Bennett will have at least one more touchdown pass than Bryce Young on Saturday. It may not be the prettiest game for The Mailman, but he will deliver for Dawg Nation in the clutch. Young will hold his own in this one, but scoring on Georgia is so hard. Bennett will have three touchdowns to Young’s two.
2. Alabama becomes the first team to score 20 points on Georgia defense
Through 12 games, no team has scored more than 17 points in a game on this Dawgs defense. Most teams are too overwhelmed by the front-seven and the back-end of it is too well-coached to get burnt like toast on a deep ball. However, the Crimson Tide become the first team this college football season to score more than 20 points on this Georgia defense. Will it be enough, though?
1. Georgia slays the Alabama dragon to earn the No. 1 seed in the CFP
It had to go this way. The Dawgs have lost a rivalry series worst six in a row to the Crimson Tide. This includes two conference title bouts and the 2017 national championship. However, the Dawgs will finally have their day over the Crimson Tide in Atlanta. While this one will go down to the wire, gravity will win out, as the Dawgs eke out a convincing 10-point victory over the Tide.
Prediction: Georgia 31, Alabama 21