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)
Travon Walker celebrates a sack with Nolan Smith during a game. (Photo by Steven Limentani/ISI Photos/Getty Images) /
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Georgia inside linebacker Nakobe Dean (17) celebrates with Georgia outside linebacker Nolan Smith (Photo By Joshua L Jones/ Online Athens) /

3. Georgia football sees its defense record seven sacks and 11 tackles for loss

While Georgia football’s offense has given up the fewest sacks and tackles for loss in the SEC, Alabama hasn’t been as lucky. Now Alabama will take on the best defense they’ve faced all season and one who loves to cause havoc.

The Tide has given up 35 sacks on the season, including seven last week against Auburn and 85 tackles for loss. Those sacks are No.12 in the SEC, and those tackles for loss put them dead last in the conference.

Georgia’s defense needs to come out swinging on Saturday. Force Alabama starting quarterback Bryce Young to get uncomfortable and make mistakes.

If the Dawgs pressure him, they will see big havoc numbers, like at least seven sacks and 11 tackles for loss. However, it would also be great to see a couple of turnovers happen, and those pass breakup numbers are high.

This week is all about stopping that explosive offense, and Georgia has the talent to do so.

On the season, the Dawgs have 79 tackles for loss, 41 sacks, 12 interceptions, 47 pass breakups, 178 quarterback hurries, seven forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, four blocked kicks and two safeties.

Those 178 quarterback hurries are 136 more than Alabama’s 42 hurries on the season. While the Tide may have more tackles for loss and sacks, the Dawgs are still putting a ton of pressure on quarterbacks, and Young is next.

Yeah, Georgia likes to make teams pay. They love to bully opponents and make them quit too. This week won’t be any different, and if we’re being honest, they could make them want to pay more after last year’s game and the five other times Georgia has fallen to the Tide.

While most of these players only know about last year’s game, they still have heard about Alabama having Georgia’s number all week.

Well, it’s time for the Dawgs to take Alabama’s number with this defense.

Georgia will show no mercy on Saturday as the Dawgs look to ink their name in the history books as the best defense ever, and if they contain this offense and wreak havoc, they will.