Alabama to enter Georgia as an underdog
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Alabama head coach Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide will enter Saturday’s game against Georgia as a one-point “underdog,” according to the Louisville Super Book.
ESPN’s College Football insider Brett McMurphy released the information via Twitter.
Georgia will open as 1-point favorite vs. Alabama says @LVSuperBook, ending Bama’s record streak of 72 consecutive games as favorite
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) September 27, 2015
It was favored to win in 72 consecutive games, dating back to the 2009 season. Alabama’s 2009 Southeastern Conference title game against Florida was the last time it was not given the nod. Florida ended up falling to the Crimson Tide by a score of 13-32 at the Georgia Dome.
Alabama still controls its own destiny in the SEC. A win gives it more confidence throughout the season, and a strong performance from running back Derrick Henry re-established him in all Heisman conversations. This game provides added motivation for senior tailback Kenyan Drake and defensive back Geno Matias-Smith, both of whom are native Georgians.
CBS Sports is set to air the contest at 2:30 p.m. CT.
Stephen M. Smith is a senior analyst and columnist for Touchdown Alabama Magazine and SB Nation. You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @ESPN_Future.