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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Jordan Davis moves towards a tackle between Kentucky Wildcats and Georgia Bulldogs. (Photo by Steven Limentani/ISI Photos/Getty Images) /

1. Georgia football wins 12th straight by 17-plus points

Georgia football has suffocated opponents for 11 consecutive weeks and has beaten those 11 teams by at least 17 points.

They have 10 wins by at least 24 points, eight wins by 27 points, six wins by 37 points, and four wins by 45 points.

Georgia beats opponents on average by 33.75 points, and while they take on a different monster in Alabama this week, this defense’s goal doesn’t change.

They want to suffocate an opponent and give up as few points as possible.

Through 12 games, the Dawgs give up 6.92 points a game and have had three shutouts. This defense is the best college football has seen in terms of points per game and giving up 17 or fewer points since the late 70s.

The Dawgs have allowed just six total touchdowns all year and lead the SEC in the opponent’s red zone conversations at 54.55%. Opponents scored a touchdown 27% of the time.

Georgia’s goal this week is to do the same to Alabama what they’ve done to the other 12 opponents they’ve played. While Clemson held the game close, it hasn’t been since Week 1.

The Dawgs have a point to prove against the Tide, and with Georgia having the leaders it does on defense, this is the year to do it.

They have what it takes to make this happen. Georgia has to play tough, put pressure on Alabama starting quarterback Bryce Young and find ways to contain their two top wideouts. Of course, stopping the run would be a top priority too, but if they can manage this explosive offense, that’ll let their offense get to work and wear down Alabama’s defense.

Of the 83 points given up this season by the Dawgs, 40 came in the fourth quarter, if that tells you anything. However, most of those came because Georgia’s starters were resting as the Dawgs were up by 17-plus points.

This week, the starters are fresh and ready to work all four quarters, so Alabama better get prepared because this team won’t lay down in the fourth quarter as Auburn did.

While the Tide will likely have more points than anyone else has this season, Georgia’s defense will stop them enough to let the Dawgs’ offense get ahead.

Georgia football is about to prove to the world what kind of team they have against the Tide.

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The Dawgs aren’t the same team as last year, and they’re better than the 2017 group. Georgia has a moment that doesn’t come around often with Alabama being in a “down” year, and now is the time to flex and prove this is the year of the Dawg, and they’re staying perfect on the year.

Georgia will beat Alabama 42-24 and make it 12 straight wins by 17 or more points.