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CFP National Championship preview: Alabama vs. Georgia

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The No. 4 Alabama Crimson Tide face the No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs on Monday night in the College Football Playoff National Champion. The game will kick off at 9 pm on ESPN at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Crimson Tide come into this game with a 12-1 record. The Bulldogs have a 13-1 record.

Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Jake Fromm celebrates the Rose Bowl win (Getty Images)

Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Jake Fromm celebrates the Rose Bowl win (Getty Images)

According to ESPN, Alabama head coach Nick Saban is 11-0 against his former assistant coaches. Kirby Smart, the Bulldogs head coach, was previously the Tide’s defensive coordinator, before accepting the Georgia job.

In addition, Saban will look to tie Crimson Tide legend Paul “Bear” Bryant, who has six National Championships. Saban has five National Championships, including four with the Crimson Tide.

According to Covers.com Consensus Analysis, the Crimson Tide have a 51% chance to win this game, according to their public poll. Their expert poll; however, gives the Crimson Tide a 75% chance to win this game.

Alabama has won the past three games in this series, including the last one on October 3rd, 2015 when they won 38-10 over Georgia. The Crimson Tide have outscored the Bulldogs, 111-69.

Georgia has not defeated Alabama since September 22nd, 2007 when they won 26-23. Alabama leads 6-4 in the past 10 games; however, the Bulldogs other wins come on October 4th, 2003, October 5th, 2002 and September 22nd, 1990.

The Bulldogs are 31-19-3 all-time in Bowl games. Georgia has won its last four straight Bowl games.

They have not lost a Bowl game since January 1st, 2014 to the Nebraska Cornhuskers, 24-19, in the Gator Bowl.

The Crimson Tide won their last game, 24-6, in the Sugar Bowl in the College Football Playoff Semifinal against the Clemson Tide. They have not lost a Bowl game since losing in the College Football Playoff National Championship, 35-31, to the Tigers.

Alabama is averaging 37.9 points per game. Georgia is averaging 36.3 points per game.

Jalen Hurts, the Crimson Tide quarterback, has gone 151 of 246 for 2.060 passing yards. He has 17 touchdowns and one interception.

Damien Harris leads the running backs with 129 carries for 983 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns. Calvin Ridley leads the receivers with 59 receptions for 935 receiving yards and four touchdowns.

Jake Fromm, the Bulldogs quarterback, has gone 165 of 259 for 2,383 passing yards. He has 23 touchdowns and five interceptions.

Nick Chubb leads the running backs with 205 carries for 1,320 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns. Javon Wims leads the receivers with 44 receptions for 704 receiving yards and seven touchdowns.

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