Can the Bulldogs break through, or will Alabama drop to 0-2 in conference play (an SEC record they haven't had since 1990, according to ESPN Stats & Information).
We'll find out when toe meets leather between the hedges of Sanford Stadium at 3:30 pm, with the game televised nationally by CBS. The broadcast team will feature Verne Lundquist (play-by-play), Gary Danielson (analyst) and Allie LaForce (sidelines).
This is fall football in the South. The competition will be the best he has seen at the college level. This is cool breezes, cold beverages, good people and good times.
Christopher Walsh is a lead SEC college football writer.
Will Georgia seize the moment? That is a bad sign if you have a bulldog for a mascot. The reigning National Champions need a good win.
With a final possession, Murray drove the Bulldogs from their 15 to the Tide 8.
Prediction Everyone once in a while a great program steps up and shows why it's among the elite in the first place. To be in the mix perennially.
Stopping Nick Chubb isn't an easy task seeing as no one has been able to fully do it over the course of last season and the start of this year. Florida freshman QB Will Grier closed fast in last Saturday's 28-27 comeback victory over Tennessee, but wasn't sharp in the first three quarters.
And though the drought may be mostly a product of happenstance, it is also true that Georgia's nearly endless supply of natural resources has been counterbalanced by an institutional ethos that makes it harder for the school to be a year-in, year-out superpower in the hyper-competitive SEC.
Then there was the 2012 SEC Championship game. More often than not, the Tide legitimizes that conversation through winning. A win over Alabama would certainly help build their resume moving forward, even if the Crimson Tide aren't the same team they've been the past five or six seasons.
"The quarterback has got to play well in games like this", Georgia coach Mark Richt said.
Alabama commands the utmost respect. But, if they lose to Georgia they can kiss their playoff hopes goodbye and Nick Saban's dynasty at Alabama will begin to start falling apart. Alabama has the "it" factor. But we established that Georgia Tech won a national championship in 1990. I like the way our team responded in the last game and this will be a much bigger challenge for them.
It has not happened due to Georgia looking better on paper. Alabama has 14 players on the roster who hail from the state, many of whom are special teams staples, including Griffith, running back/kick returner Kenyan Drake and senior linebacker Dillon Lee.ain.
This is heresy to hardcore Eddie Money fans, but the Bulldogs may want it more than Eddie wanted to "pack his bags and leave tonight" in his 1978 smash, 'Two Tickets to Paradise'. After so many "what coulda, shoulda, and woulda been" seasons from UGA's football team, this is the game that can change everything. A few predict this contest as an end to Alabama's dynasty.
Georgia has yielded 73 points in its last two meetings against Alabama, when the Crimson Tide established a straightforward running game the Bulldogs couldn't combat.
The crowd in Sanford Stadium will be beyond fired up.
No such mirth with Alabama-Georgia. It has all the makings for one of those historic days in Athens, the kind you tell your kids about. The Red Raiders almost pulled the upset last week against TCU.
Nick Saban and Alabama will be an underdog for the first time in 73 games. And Georgia quarterback Greyson Lambert hasn't seen a defense like Alabama's. But I've been wrong before.