[[FREE@LIVE]] "Georgia Bulldogs vs. Alabama Crimson" Live sTreAm @FreeCollege football's Week 7 slate for the 2020 season features 28 games, and our NCAA experts are ready with their predictions and picks. In each of Weeks 15 and 16, up to three of five designated matchups will be played on Saturday with the remainder to be played on Sunday.
Alabama coach Nick Saban won’t be on the sideline during Saturday night’s game between his No. 2 Crimson Tide and No. 3 Georgia after testing positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday. Offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian, a former head coach at Washington and Southern California, will take the reins with the six-time national championship winner in isolation.
Florida’s game against LSU on Saturday was already postponed to Dec. 12 because of an outbreak among the Gators, while four other games — Oklahoma State at Baylor, Cincinnati at Tulsa, Vanderbilt at Missouri and Florida International at Charlotte — will also not be played this weekend because of COVID-19 concerns.
What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object? We’ll find out Saturday when Alabama’s offense takes the field against Georgia’s defense. Whether you’re into scoring average (Georgia is allowing 12.3 points per game; Alabama is scoring 51.0 per game), total yards (Georgia is allowing 236.7 per game; Alabama is gaining 560.3) or efficiency (both units rank No. 1 in ESPN’s SP+, a tempo- and opponent-adjusted metric), these are the two best units in the nation.
Alabama quarterback Mac Jones is playing lights out, ranking first in the country in passing efficiency with eight touchdowns and one interception through three games. But the Crimson Tide’s first three opponents, Missouri, Texas A&M and Ole Miss, don’t come close to the Bulldogs' talent level on defense.
Led by star safety Richard LeCounte, edge rusher Azeez Ojulari and interior defenders Devonte Wyatt and Jordan Davis, Georgia has wreaked havoc on opposing offenses, recording 10 sacks in three games and picking off five passes. How the Dawgs limit Alabama’s explosive group of playmakers — including running back Najee Harris and wide receivers Jaylen Waddle, DeVonta Smith and John Metchie III — will decide the outcome.