On paper, Georgia and Alabama are remarkably similar and match up pretty well coming into Saturday’s SEC Championship game at the Georgia Dome.
Both teams utilize pro-style offenses that are led by experienced quarterbacks. Aaron Murray leads the nation in pass efficiency with a rating of 177.15. while Alabama’s A.J. McCarron is second at 176.26. Both offenses feature productive tailback tandems. Both teams have lost a couple of top receivers to injury this season (though the Dogs’ receiving corps looks a bit less depleted than the Tide’s). The teams average scoring about the same number of points per game. They both run 3-4 defenses. Alabama’s ranks higher nationally, though Georgia’s has come on strong in the past month and has more NFL-caliber personnel.
But while Nick Saban’s team is no longer looking invincible after a close call against LSU and a loss to Johnny Football, the Tide is