The game is about to start in Atlanta. And the irony is palpable. It’s Kirby Smart (did that surname) versus his mentor, Nick Saban, The Great Saban as he is ironically called. It is the student against the teacher–Smart coached defense for Saban in all the Alabama wizard’s previous title matches with the Crimson Tide. there is also the irony of neighboring states in the same conference playing for the NCAAF title. is drThe rest of the country is shut out. And Georgia is playing by some twist of fate in their home state. Another irony is found in that both teams play basically the same defense. It should be tense. Dramatic irony aside.
Back to the game. Bama is driving after a lucky interception on Georgia’s first possession . . .
Bama missed a field goal. Georgia doesn’t capitalize, punts to the Tide.
Georgia stops the Tide and Michel gets a first down on 3rd and 5 with 5 minutes left in the first quarter . . .
Michel gets five and Chub gets 2. 3 and 3 and Bama jumps. Bulldog first down.
Fromm finally connects with Ridley for a first down and Georiga is moving the ball.
Sack puts Fromm out of Field goal territory. Michel rips off a big run down inside the Bama 15
Michel ruled to have stepped out at 26 but this is not confirmed by the replay. Still. Odd.
End first quarter. No score.
Georgia nails 41-yard field goal.
Georgia holds Bama 3 and out.
Punt to Hardeman. Clip. Georgia starts deep in their own end. And the clock rolls on. It’s a slow game. . .
The first quarter took nearly three-quarters of an hour . . .
This is a slugfest.
Georgia has driven out almost to the 50. Long 3rd now.
Fromm drops back and hits Ridley! At the 30.
And now Fromm hits Javon Wims to the 10.
Chubb stuffed. And now incomplete to Wims
And now incomplete to Michel. Fromm hit . . . he just missed it
Field goal. Georgia 6 zip.
Bama moving now.. . Hurts rips off a long run. Next play a sack . . . Bama to punt . . .
Georgia starts deep in their own zone back at the five . . .
They work the ball out slowly but Bama is tough. Georgia has to punt.
Bama gets nowhere. Punts
Georgia drives and scores. . . Hardeman run.
half time Georgia has a lot more yards of offense than Alabama.
One of the worst half time shows ever . . . but never mind . . . who was that moron?
Bama receives the kick off. Bama has a new QB. Georgia holds them with a sack on 3rd down.
Bama punts, Blocked. Georgia offsides. Replay is questionable. Another break for BAma
But they still punt.