Film Room: The Defensive Adjustments That Helped Georgia Topple Alabama

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Sports Illustrated

By Richard Johnson The Bulldogs got to Bryce Young this time, and a big defensive showing delivered the victory. There is one main difference with how Georgia held Alabama to only 18 points to secure a national championship after giving up 41 in the SEC title game: it got Bryce Young on the ground and it got stops in the red zone. Circumstances forced much of the task of winning this game on Young, and things broke differently in the sequel in specific spots thanks to how Georgia executed, especially in the red zone, in order to secure the Dawgs’ national championship. Mainly, Georgia’s defens…

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