Georgia Bulldogs(2-1) vs. Alabama Crimson Tide (3-0) -3.5, O/U No line, 3:30 p.m. Eastern Saturday, September 22, 2007 on CBS.
by Jerald of Predictem.com
The Georgia Bulldogs come into this game off a win defeating Western Carolina 45-16 last week. The Alabama Crimson Tide has a great start to the season winning all 3 games including a last minute victory last week at home against Arkansas.
Georgia is led by Sophomore QB Matthew Stafford who has completed 58% of his passes this season for 621 yards, 4 touchdowns and 1 interception. The Bulldogs leading rusher is Knowsho Moreno who has 268 yards (5.7 yards per carry) and 1 touchdown.
Alabama is led by Junior QB John Parker Wilson who has completed 56.7% of his passes for 668 yards, 4 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. RB Terry Grant has been the workhorse for the Crimson Tide with 62 carries for 401 yards and 5 touchdowns.
The last time these teams met was 2003 when Georgia beat Alabama 37-23 in Georgia.
Georgia ranks 75th in total offense with an average of 137.0 yards rushing (3.67 yards per rush) and 223.0 yards passing per game. They rank 39th in scoring offense averaging 30.7 points per game. The Crimson Tide offense ranks 25th in total offense averaging 218.7 yards rushing (5.21 yards per carry) and 247.0 yards passing. Alabama ranks 22nd in scoring offense averaging 39.0 points per game.
The Bulldog defense ranks 17th in total defense giving up an average of 90.7 yards rushing (2.72 yards per carry) and 169.7 yards passing per game. They rank 17th in scoring defense giving up an average of 15.3 points per game. Alabama ranks 28th in total defense giving up 146.0 yards rushing (3.68 yards per carry) and 158.0 yards passing. They rank 25th in scoring defense giving up 18.0 points per game.
The Sagarin PREDICTOR ratings at USAToday.com rank the Bulldogs at 41st at 77.11. Alabama ranks 11th at 86.19.
Alabama opened up as a 4 point favorite at most sportsbooks. The line has dropped to Alabama -3.5. At the time of this writing, the public was backing the Alabama 61%-39%.
The Predictem Pick:
We look for Alabama to have a letdown after their last minute victory last week against Arkansas. We are calling for an upset win by the Bulldogs. Take the points!
Georgia 24 Alabama 21