The matchup is set for the College Football Playoff National Championship on Jan. 10 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
The game is a rematch of the SEC Championship between Alabama and Georgia. The Crimson Tide downed the Bulldogs, 41-24, in early December.
In the Cotton Bowl Classic on Dec. 31, Alabama defeated Cincinnati, 27-6. to gain one spot in the big game.
In the other semifinal, the Orange Bowl, Georgia clobbered Michigan, 34-11, to lock up its spot.
BetUS is the spot to wager on the biggest college game of the season. The opening line has Georgia -2 1/2 with an over/under of 52.5.
Mon, Jan 10, 2022
Alabama Crimson Tide
Nick Saban and Alabama are no strangers to playing for a national championship. They were a participant in the Final Four every year from 2015-18 and after the 2020 regular season.
They come into this game 13-1 as they look to repeat as national champions.
This could also be the third consecutive season the Heisman winner plays for a national champion as Bryce Young, the Tide’s quarterback, won the award in 2021.
The previous two Heisman winners were Alabama WR DeVonta Smith and LSU QB Joe Burrow.
The Bulldogs of the SEC were the top team in the country for most of the regular season. They met Alabama in the SEC Championship Game and were soundly defeated. The Dawgs are looking for revenge.
They also faced Alabama in the final for the 2016 national championship and lost to the Crimson Tide in a heartbreaker, 26-23, in overtime.
The Dawgs were stunned in the SEC Championship Game, coming in undefeated and as the favorite. They didn’t live up to the billing as Young cemented his case for the Heisman Trophy.
That said, Georgia looked like the team it did during the regular season, erupting out of the gate and completely taking apart a Michigan team that had a lone loss.
SEC Championship Game
Alabama is rarely an underdog but everyone thought Saban and the Tide were going to meet their match in Atlanta with the SEC Championship on the line.
It didn’t turn out that way as the Tide rolled, rolled, and rolled.
Young threw for 421 yards and three touchdowns, plus 40 rushing yards and one on the ground, while wide receiver Jameson Williams, a transfer from Ohio State, finished with seven catches for 184 yards and two touchdowns.
Alabama had six scoring drives — five covering at least 75 yards, the other 62 — and finished with 536 yards against a team that was giving up just under 231 per game. Georgia had not given up more than 17 points in a game before Alabama posted 41.