SEC Title Game Preview

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  1. hornfaninbama

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    Georgia Gets Home Game for SEC Title

    Atlanta, GA- For the second time in 3 years Alabama and Georgia will meet in the Georgia Dome to settle the SEC title. The last time these two teams met the game was an all timer that ended in a 32-28 Alabama victory. Georgia finished their season inside the Alabama 10 yard line, unable to get a snap off before the horn sounded. If this season's game comes anywhere close to having the amount of drama and tension as the 2012 meeting we are all in for a treat.

    Brice Ramsey has had an unbelivable redshirt freshman season for the Georgia Bulldogs. He's in the top 15 for passing yards, and #6 in TD's, and more importantly he has led UGA to a #5 national ranking, a chance to play for the SEC title, and an outside chance at making the national title game. Its safe to say the former :4stars: recruit is living up to the hype.

    It's not like Ramsey has done it all alone though. Georgia has one of the best running backs in the country lined up behind him in Todd Gurley. Gurley has the complete package; speed, power, moves, and a elusiveness that should be unfair for a man his size. Gurley has gone off for 1517 yards and 17 scores this season. The 1-2 punch of Gurley and Ramsey has helped the Bulldogs have one of the best offenses in the country this season. Georgia's offense will have to play well Saturday to knock off Alabama and it starts with Gurley and Ramsey.

    Brice Ramsey follows the traditional mold of a quarterback. Tall, strong, and big armed, with a subtle athleticism that will shock you when you least expect it. At 6'5" 225 pounds Ramsey will get even bigger, and he has enough speed (77) to take off and burn the defense when necessary. He's completed 58% of his passes this season and has thrown for 25 TD's and only 11 interceptions. It has been a very successful debut for the Kingsland, GA native.

    Todd Gurley is wrapping up his junior season in Athens and it has been one of his most succesful to date. Gurley was a star from the minute he hit the field as a true freshman for former coach Mark Richt. He confidence in his ability allowed him to take the field against much older and experienced players and still out perform them. Gurley totaled 1385 yards as a true freshman, and seriously made people ask if Herschel had made a return to Athens in a younger form.

    Alabama is similar in makeup to the Georgia squad. A game manager QB plays well enough to keep from costing his team a win, and the running game powers the team to victory. While Georgia does it with a freshman quarter back and a junior running back, Alabama does it with a senior QB and a junior RB.

    Blake Sims is a patient man. This is his 5th season in Tuscaloosa, and his first where he will see significant playing time. He waited behind departed star AJ McCarron for the past 4 years for a chance to show what he can do. Sims has done an admirable job of leading Alabama this season. He has thrown for 2088 yards and 25 TD's versus just 11 interceptions and completed 67% of his passes. Sims does have the athletic ability to take off and hurt a defense with his legs and he has made many defenses pay this season by rushing for 730 yards and 6 scores.

    TJ Yeldon grew up dreaming of playing for Alabama. He always saw himself in crimson and white, and after commiting he has had an outstanding career. This is also his junior season and like Gurley will surely weigh his options for making the leap to the NFL. Yeldon hasn't been as successful as Gurley this season, but he is still a very dangerous runner and someone the defense can't discount. Yeldon is similar to Gurley in that he has speed and power. He is one of the most complete backs in college football, and if he leaves early for the draft Alabama will surely miss him next season.

    Both defenses will have a very difficult time shutting down the opposing offense, so we could see a high scoring game as a result. Either way it should be a very exciting game for everyone involved and watching at home.

    As far as my prediction goes, I think Georgia gets a measure of revenge on Alabama and knocks off the Tide this season. The Bulldogs are too powerful to get tripped up this late in the season, and I expect them to pull this one out. Their offense is too well balanced too key on one player: if you flood the box to stop Gurley, Ramsey will pick you apart. If you hang back to stop the pass Gurley will shred you inside. I think it will be a long day for Alabama defensively.

    Good Luck BRUCE80
     
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