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If we have learned anything from the media this season, it is that Alabama has played one of the nation's toughest schedules while Georgia has played mostly FCS schools. Georgia has no business even being in a championship game with a school that plays as toughest schedule as Alabama, right?
Sagarin NCAA football ratings give Alabama the 39th toughest schedule in the country, while Georgia has the 42nd toughest. That’s pretty close.
Georgia and Alabama equally could have lost two games during the regular season. Georgia was torched against South Carolina and could have lost to Florida, and Alabama was drubbed against Texas A&M and should have lost to LSU. But credit their staff and players for only managing to lose one.
Aaron Murray will have to be great – not good – to take down this Tide defense, and he must take care of the football. If he looks at what Zach Mettenberger was able to do against the Tide secondary, it should give him confidence. Mett played his best game against Alabama. Georgia has a big advantage in the passing game if they can exploit Bama’s corners, much like Texas A&M did. Mett threw for 298 yards and one touchdown, while Manziel threw for 253 yards and two touchdowns.
Alabama’s early cupcake schedule through eight weeks hid deficiencies in the secondary – the same secondary that replaced three starters from last year’s all-American squad.
Can Murray have that kind of impact?
Since the forgettable first half against Florida, Murray has thrown 14 touchdowns and zero interceptions, and he’s playing as well as any quarterback in the country. He will present problems against the Tide’s secondary. Advantage Georgia.
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