Georgia football: 6 bold predictions for the Alabama game

Travon Walker celebrates a sack with Nolan Smith during a game. (Photo by Steven Limentani/ISI Photos/Getty Images)
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5. Georgia sees at least six successful explosive plays on offense

Georgia football has an explosive offense to match their fierce defense, whether anyone wants to believe that or not.

The Dawgs have had a ton of success with explosive plays, and so has Alabama, but to win over the Tide, Georgia will need to do its best to have more. If they don’t, that’s okay, Georgia can still beat the Tide, but it would help the Dawgs’ chances out immensely.

One of the best stats I’ve seen this week came from Rival’s Trent Smallwood, who talked about the narrative of well Alabama is explosive, and Georgia isn’t.

What fans don’t realize is that Georiga has beaten opponents so severely, they just stick to their rush attack in the second half, and starting quarterback Stetson Bennett only throws a handful of times. That number will likely change on Saturday, but still, the stat is impressive to know.

However, to prove themselves, Georgia will see at least six successful explosive plays on Saturday against the Tide, with a good bit of them coming through the air. Once they can get some explosive plays to happen through the passing game, it’ll allow the running backs to do their job and potentially get a long run themselves.

Georgia will need to run the ball against the Tide successfully, and they can by spreading out the defense. Will Anderson and Alabama’s front seven don’t like giving up 100-plus yards on the ground, much like Georgia’s defense, but this week, there are way more backs that can find success than Alabama will be ready to defend.

Explosive plays will be a crucial component in this game, so it would be great to see James Cook or Zamir White bust one for 50-plus yards. It’ll also be awesome to see Bennett connect with his wideouts for 30-plus yard passes too.

Georgia has done the explosive stuff all year. People just discredit them because “they don’t play anyone,” well, the stage is set for Saturday to see which offense can be more explosive and while most will bet that will be Alabama, the Dawgs will say not today Tide, not today.