Georgia football: 3 important things to fix after falling to Alabama

Bryce Young carries the ball as William Poole defends the play. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Bryce Young carries the ball as William Poole defends the play. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /
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Alabama wide receiver John Metchie III gets tackled by Georgia Bulldogs defensive back Derion Kendrick and linebacker Nolan Smith. (Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports) /

1. Georgia football gets back to playing disciplined football

Georgia football got away from playing disciplined football like they have all year. There were costly penalties, players trying to do more than they needed to when they should have just fallen on the ball.

The Dawgs got in their head and created mistakes they hadn’t done in weeks.

Nolan Smith knows to fall on a ball when a fumble happens. Instead, he tried to do more by attempting to scoop up the ball. This situation can go with playing within himself too, but at the same time, it was undisciplined of him not to fall on it.

Smith not falling on the fumble allowed Alabama to keep the drive alive and end up scoring, putting the game away by one more touchdown. That play proved to be one of the final nails in the coffin of putting the Dawgs away for good on Saturday.

Six penalties, including a costly pass interference later in the game, gave Alabama another fresh set of downs. Plus, only converting three third downs showed the Dawgs couldn’t find a way to stand tough and convert when they needed to.

Georgia got in their head, quit doing their job, and it proved costly. After that first quarter, the Dawgs got away from their values when Alabama jumped on them. After that 67-yard pass, the Dawgs had to play catchup and forgot everything they knew.

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If they want a rematch against the Tide in the national title, they need to fix these three things because Michigan will study film and try to eliminate the Dawgs.