As Alabama is trying to repeat itself as national champions for the first time in 10 years, Nick Saban’s team will have to beat Georgia for the second time this season. Crimson Tide and the Bulldogs had previously competed in a SEC title game, where Alabama won easily 41:24 in a game where Heisman winner Bryce Young threw 421 yards and three touchdowns against Georgia’s tough defense.
The game, in addition to retaliating for this year’s SEC title, is also a rematch of the 2018 National Championship match, which Alabama won 26:23 in overtime.
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Alabama sometimes looked dominant and vulnerable. They boast the sixth best overall attack in the country, are the second best team in third place and also have the third highest scoring attack. It’s largely thanks to Young, as well as wide receiver Jameson Williams and running back Brian Robinson, who both lost the SEC title.
However, four of Alabama’s victories this season were for the only possession of the ball, including the Iron Bowl comeback victory, which led to four overtime. Tide also have a losing plan when the Texas A&M beat them with a field goal.
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Georgia, meanwhile, has relied heavily on its defenses this season to win matches, ranking first in defense and second in overall defense, still scoring 38.8 points per game. At the heart of Georgia’s defensive success were linebacker Nakobe Dean and defensive lineman Jordan Davis, as well as defensive coordinator Dan Lanning.
In the offensive, the Bulldogs have no real star in any position like Alabama, although quarterback Stetson Bennett IV was solid, while running back James Cook and wide receiver George Pickens might have escape games.
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On which channel does Alabama Vs. Georgia?
The main broadcast of the National Football College Playoff Championship between Alabama and Georgia will be broadcast nationwide on ESPN. Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit will play the role of announcer and analyst, while Holly Rowe and Molly McGrath will work on the sidelines.
Alabama Georgia can also be streamed on ESPN, with fuboTV or on Sling TV, both of which offer a free trial.
In addition to the main broadcast on ESPN, viewers have several alternative options for watching the CFP Championship match via ESPN’s “Megacast”, including:
- Movie room for coaches: ESPN2
- Command center: ESPNU
- Skycast: ESPNEWS
- Hometown Radio (Alabama First Half, Georgia Second Half): SEC network
- All 22: ESPN application
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What time does the university football championship match start?
- Date: Monday, January 10
- Time: 8:00 PM ET | 5:00 PM PT
The National Football College Playoff Championship between Alabama and Georgia is scheduled to begin on Monday, January 10 at 8:00 PM ET.
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Georgia opened as a 2.5-point favorite over Alabama, despite Crimson Tide’s previous victory over the Bulldogs in the SEC championship game. The line moved half a point further towards Georgia a week before the match, according to FanDuel.