Posted: 11/28/2012 5:52:06 PM
Gold Sheet's Statistics on Matchup!
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Alabama 30 - Georgia 16 "Have healthy respect for 11-1
Georgia, which has played physical football ever since it
was called "soft" by disgruntled SS Shawn Williams in
speech following 35-7 smashing at South Carolina in early October. But SEC title game will decide Notre Dame's opponent for the coveted BCS crown. That's bad news for UGA's record-breaking QB Murray (first SEC QB to pass for more than 3,000 yds. in 3 straight seasons!), who still hasn't proven he can solve elite defenses as he completed a combined 23 of 55 for 259 yds., 4 ints. & only 1 TD vs. the Gamecocks & Gators TY.
With Tide's gifted frosh WR Cooper coming on strong and solid RB duo of Lacy & Yeldon (combined 1,848 YR & 24 TDs) providing balance, believe Bama's smooth, precise triggerman McCarron (67%, 25 TDs, only 2 picks) makes more plays vs. Dawg defense (d.c. Grantham is Saban disciple), which has faced precious few top-shelf passers all season (top QB foe has been Tennessee's Bray, who produced 44 pts.). And, while Bama just lost 2nd leading WR Bell in 47-0 romp vs. Auburn, UGA also lost instrumental wide-out Brown to season ending injury in late October. Note, Mark Richt's squard is only 1-7 as underdog since 2010, while Bama--which plays better away from home according to mastermind HC Saban--has won by 13 pts. or more in 27 of last 28 victories!" TV--CBS
SEC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
(Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA)
Posted Gold Sheet's excellent statistics on tough mactchup. Two hours worth of work, and ten pages of information all rolled in two paragraphs!
Can't fault either teams few point spread losses: Georgia's -13, -25, -32, and -41! Or Alabama's -13.5, -31, -47 and -55! But covered -34 vs. Auburn last week 49-0. And both teams almost dead-even on offense and defense!
Alabama 6-0 vs. spread last 6 games on a neutral site. Georgia 2-7 vs. spread last 9 games on neutral site.
Will continue to run with Alabama, but weekend games and upcoming college Super Bowls will be no easy picks!
Alabama minus 13 points over Georgia!