Georgia Captains: Nick Chubb, Isaiah Wynn, Sony Michel, Roquan Smith
Alabama wins the toss and defers. Georgia will receive first.
Alabama’s Tony Brown picks off Jake Fromm on Georgia’s 3rd play from scrimmage. Alabama takes over on their own 36 yard line.
After taking over after the interception, Alabama marched the ball 42 yards on 10 plays and was forced to settle for a FG attempt. Pappanastos missed a 40 yard FG attempt wide left after he forced to kick again after a false start penalty on the Crimson Tide.
After picking up their initial first down on a Terry Godwin reception, Georgia was forced to punt back to Alabama. Alabama takes over from their own 20 yard line.
After another forced punt from the Georgia defense, the Georgia offense gets the ball back and drives the ball to the Alabama 27 yard line to end the 1st Quarter. The big play on the drive was a 26 yard run around the right end by Sony Michel on 3rd and 20. Georgia faces a 3rd and 11 when the 2nd Quarter begins.
End of 1st Quarter: Georgia 0 Alabama 0
Georgia settles for 41 yard FG after the Tide defense stiffens to put the Bulldogs on top 3-0. The Bulldogs scoring drive covered 55 yards in 14 plays.
After forcing another Alabama punt, Georgia drives 70 yards on 13 plays and Blankenship connects on a 27 yard FG to put the Bulldogs on top 6-0.
The Tide picked up a first down own their ensuing possession when Hurts pulled it down and ran for 31 yards. Georgia’s defense forced another punt after Bellamy sacked Hurts for a 6 yard loss.
Georgia again marches the ball on a long drive covering 69 yards on 9 plays capped off by a Mecole Hardman run around left end out of the Wild Dawg alignment. Georgia leads 13-0.
End of 1st Half: Georgia 13 Alabama 0
Georgia will kick off to Alabama.
The Georgia defense forces a 3 and out punt on Alabama’s first offensive possession of the 2nd half. Alabama chose to go with Tua Tagovailoa over Jalen Hurts at QB on their opening possession of the half.
Georgia is unable to muster a first down on its opening possession of the 2nd half and is forced to punt it back to Alabama.
The Tua led Alabama offense marches 56 yards on 7 plays to give the Crimson Tide their first points of the game when Tua connects with Ruggs III on 6 yard slant route for a TD. The drive was kept alive by a Tua rush on 3rd down. Georgia 13 Alabama 7
Georgia bounces back quickly when Fromm connects with Mecole Hardman on a 80 yard TD reception to put the Bulldogs up 20-7.
The Bulldogs defense intercepts Tua on the Tide’s following possession to give the ball back to the Georgia offense. Georgia takes over on the Tide 39 yard line after the interception by Deandre Baker.
Fromm’s pass is picked off Raquan Davis giving the ball back to Alabama at the Georgia 40 yard line.
After giving up a first down, the Bulldogs’ defense stiffens forcing a 43 yard FG by Pappanastos. Georgia leads 20-10 with 5:15 remaining in the 3rd quarter.
End of 3rd Quarter: Georgia 20 Alabama 10
Alabama drives 71 yards on 8 plays but were forced to settle for a 30 yard by Pappanastos after the Bulldogs’ defense stiffened in the red zone. Georgia leads 20-13.