The Alabama Crimson Tide put on quite the show in primetime on Saturday night. Tuscaloosa played host to a touted showdown between the Tide and the Georgia Bulldogs, two of top three ranked teams in the nation. But it was the Tide who finessed their way to victory, scoring a 41-24 defeat of the Dawgs to down them and remain unbeaten.
Mac Jones was superb on the night. Despite throwing an interception on the third play of the game, Jones bounced back and then some. He threw four touchdown passes over the course of the game, outdueling Stetson Bennett IV and continuing his terrific run of play. Jones’ four touchdowns went to John Metchie III, Jaylen Waddle and DeVonta Smith.
Waddle’s touchdown was a 90-yard wind sprint, another effortless showing of his breathtaking skillset. Smith’s scores, two of them, both were terrific showcases for him as well, including a one-hander in the back of the end zone (pictured above!). Metchie got it going with the first score of the whole night off a 40-yard pass from Jones.
To Georgia’s credit, they were able to stay step for step with Alabama for the first half. Zamir White and James Cook both scored touchdowns, and Jermaine Burton scored a touchdown towards the end of the first half. But unfortunately, things unraveled quite a bit after that. Georgia wasn’t able to score the rest of the half, committed many a turnover and struggled to defend the high-flying offense of Alabama much to their dismay.
To be fair, nobody seems to be able to do that at this point in time. But this was certainly a bit deflating for Georgia, who perhaps has some things to figure out on offense going forward. Their defense is stealthy, and it’s a challenge to defend ‘Bama, but whether they keep up with the joneses going forward will be what to watch for.
For ‘Bama? Well... I mean, how do you defend a team like this? We’ll certainly see in the future.