Ezekiel Elliot is still the key to success for Ohio State, and if Urban Meyer can find more ways of getting him involved in the offense they will be primed to repeat as College Football Playoff Champions.
It is hard and maybe a bit unfair to pinpoint why Georgia hasn’t become a championship-winning machine like Alabama despite sitting on more fertile recruiting territory, but it is undeniable that, in the pure competitive sense, the Bulldogs handicap themselves in a variety of ways. And now, as he has emerged as a useful member of the Alabama defense, Dillon has provided his kin with one of the more unusual viewpoints on this extravagant game.
Chubb, however, predicts the Bulldogs will speed things up more often for this game. Georgia has a huge opportunity at hand with Alabama in town for the first time in seven years, and the Crimson Tide are trying to avoid their earliest second loss since 2007. There is winning pretty, with the lovely visual of the deep pass, explosive plays, etc. Then, there’s just looking up in the 4th quarter and realizing Alabama has somehow reached an ugly 38 points in the game.
Mark Richt has crafted lots of offenses over the years that chew up yardage and blow up the bulbs on scoreboards, but never has be done this with such an unknown quarterback as junior quarterback Greyson Lambert, a transfer from Virginia. The Tide has allowed just two rushing touchdowns, Chubb has scored six. I think Lambert is up to the task.
“It’s going to be very tough against our front”, Alabama middle linebacker Reggie Ragland said. One play was all the Bulldogs would need. Receivers like the Bulldogs” Malcolm Mitchell and “Bama’s ArDarius Stewart will have their say, too. It’s not entirely clear that Saban has settled on Jake Coker as his starting quarterback, and even if he has, the interception issues that plagued the offense against Ole Miss still loom large. Georgia beat Nebraska in the Capital One Bowl. Ole Miss takes on Florida.
Saban also defending the offensive line’s play in that game as well.
Ganus has no reference point to answer such questions, since he was in Conference U.S. last season, but Georgia’s two other senior defensive starters like what they’ve seen so far.
“You could kind of see it in John Parker before the game”, Caldwell said. And if they do that, Notre Dame could have an advantage with its fantastic receiving corps single-covered. LSU coach Les Miles is 31-0 against non-conference opponents at home, and the Tigers have won 50 in a row at Death Valley against non-conference teams, the longest streak in the nation.
The Bulldogs haven’t returned to the SEC title game since but a victory on Saturday would strengthen the perception they’re headed in that direction.
Preseason Heisman candidate Deshaun Watson has been good but not great for Clemson, throwing 641 yards and 7 touchdowns. “My parents have been as supportive as anyone could ever ask – for me coming here and while I’ve been here”. His best attribute in this game might be his ability to freeze the Notre Dame defense by being a running threat.
Moreover, none of Alabama’s three scholarship players on special teams are having a good season, including punter JK Scott, who appears to be having a sophomore slump after earning All-American status in 2014. What conclusion do you think we’re going to take from this game?
The Bulldogs have looked good. “I did that in high school with recruiting, but now I don’t know if anyone is ideal or if anyone has missed”. Tennessee’s fiasco in Florida put me on the losing end last week (2-3), dropping my season record to 13-6-1.
The real point of separation between these teams however lies in the quarterback situation.
Let’s wrap up in Big 12 country. Texas Tech-Baylor is at 88.5. The Red Raiders almost pulled the upset last week against TCU. “It’s publicized more. Everything we do is under a microscope, but I think we just try to do things the right way”. Will it? It all depends on whether Patrick Mahomes can hold up the entire game. I’d go as far as saying he was the recruit most influenced by the outcome, even though he wasn’t there.