"Being able to pass the ball will be key, " Chubb said. The Crimson Tide's title hopes would be all but dashed with a loss Saturday. Ole Miss already did the bulk of the work by damaging Alabama's mystique with 43-37 win a few weeks ago. So, while Alabama can still recover from another loss, history would be heavily against the Crimson Tide - especially with three more ranked opponents left on the schedule.
No team in the country has overcome more injuries and adversity so far this season than Notre Dame.
Today marks Alabama's first opportunity to make a leap in the national rankings. It would surely be the most gut-wrenching of them all, and remember, TCU knows a little something about breaking the hearts of their foes at the end of games.
Coach Nick Saban said even the threat of a passing attack under Lambert's direction and a more-than-one-dimensional Georgia offense makes preparation for the game more hard .
"It's more 'Did you do what you were supposed to do on the play?"
His 599 yards trails only LSU's Leonard Fournette in the SEC while Alabama has given up all of 227 in four games.
The 2012 encounter showed what college football was missing. Alabama has only had one Heisman victor, that being Mark Ingram in 2009.
Legend, a regular caller, was neither quiet nor nervous. But it was young Dillon, who broke with tradition and jumped the wall, signing with the Crimson Tide in 2012. What he wanted to talk about was 2008, when an underdog Alabama team thumped Georgia on the road, because he was pretty sure Saturday's game would end the same way.
Two and a half years later, Georgia and Alabama continue to evolve and this matchup brings many intriguing questions.
As a freshman, his yards per punt (48.0), net yards per punt (44.67) and percentage of punts downed inside the 20-yard line (56.4) weren't just the best in the nation on the collegiate level, but statistically better than any punter in the National Football League. As I look through the team stats of these two squads, I notice that statistically, they are virtually identical.
Richt has been adamant over the years about giving players blanket transfer releases - even if they leave over discipline issues - which has led to a series of ex-Georgia players becoming productive elsewhere in the SEC.
The Alabama (3-1) and Georgia (4-0) finally square off NCAA College Football clash at the Sanford Stadium, Athens, GA on October 3, 3:30 PM.
"I walk with my head down with headphones on", sophomore tailback Nick Chubb said Tuesday. "It's certainly easier to run an offensive system when you can hear as opposed to when you can't". However, should the Dawgs pound the rock to open up the pass, I like the Georgia Bulldogs' chances to not only compete, but win this game outright.
The smoking gun! Yes, Georgia has been unable to win a national title for 35 years because a defensive back was dismissed from the team over an on-campus theft.
It has not happened due to Georgia looking better on paper. The weather was flawless, and the blackout crowd helped Caldwell pick out the patches of Alabama fans wearing white.
"I'll probably be hopefully on the sideline", Dallas said. Griffith was rated the No. 1 kicker nationally by 247Sports.com and No. 2 by Rivals.com, while Morgan was No. 6 and No. 7 for those services. "Now we've got the letdown game".