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No. 1 Georgia looks to become top dog over Alabama in SEC

Dec. 02, 2021 15:42 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide have faced sporadic challengers during their long reign over the Southeastern Conference. Auburn will pop up every few years to take on college football's greatest dynasty. Joe Burrow led LSU to a national title at...

Young, No. 4 Alabama face stiff test from No. 1 Georgia's D

Dec. 01, 2021 10:56 AM EST

The going only gets tougher for Alabama’s normally explosive offense. While the Crimson Tide was held out of the end zone for the first 59 minutes and 36 seconds by Auburn, now they face the nation's top defense. Heisman...

SEC Championship game features 2 of nation's top defenders

Nov. 30, 2021 14:20 PM EST

Alabama’s Will Anderson wreaks more havoc in opposing backfields than any college player in the country. Georgia’s Jordan Davis anchors the best defense in college football. They could well be the best players on the field Saturday in the Southeastern Conference...

No. 1 Georgia braces for tough Tide after stress-free season

Nov. 29, 2021 17:13 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Should top-ranked Georgia face late-game stress against Alabama in the Southeastern Conference championship game on Saturday, it will be a first for the Bulldogs. Georgia's 12-0 season has been free of anxiety. The Bulldogs never faced a second-half...

Georgia's Smart dismisses 6-game losing streak against Tide

Nov. 28, 2021 19:06 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Even with Georgia undefeated in 2021 and unanimous No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 for the eighth consecutive week, Nick Saban and Alabama still cast a shadow over the Bulldogs' season. Alabama looms as the imposing barrier between the Bulldogs and...

No. 1 Georgia routs Georgia Tech 45-0, looks ahead to Bama

Nov. 27, 2021 16:47 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Stetson Bennett helped No. 1 Georgia finish a perfect regular season, and then shifted his attention to Alabama. Bennett passed for 255 yards and four touchdowns, including two to tight end Brock Bowers, and No. 1 Georgia overwhelmed Georgia Tech 45-0 on...

With eye on Bama, No. 1 Georgia favored against Georgia Tech

Nov. 26, 2021 09:49 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Make no mistake, No. 1 Georgia has more than one rivalry showdown in Atlanta in its sights. The Bulldogs will attempt to cap an undefeated regular season when they visit Georgia Tech on Saturday in the battle for state bragging rights. ...

College Football Picks: Big stakes from ACC to Mountain West

Nov. 24, 2021 20:03 PM EST

There is still so much to be decided heading into this week's Thanksgiving college football feast. Let's sort it out, conference by conference. Atlantic Coast Conference: No. 20 Pitt is locked into the conference championship game and will face No. 21...

It's rivalry week around the SEC, and they do just mean more

Nov. 24, 2021 14:14 PM EST

Winning rivalry games comes with bragging rights and other rewards, but Alabama coach Nick Saban knows what losing them brings. “If you don’t have success in this game, I don’t care what else you accomplish in the season, there’s always a ‘but,’" Saban said....

Collins, Georgia Tech falling further behind No. 1 Georgia

Nov. 23, 2021 17:36 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech offensive coordinator Dave Patenaude had a surprising answer Tuesday when asked for his historical perspective on No. 1 Georgia's defensive front, led by Jordan Davis. “Maybe like the Rams, the Steelers,” Patenaude said. ...