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Alex Leatherwood featured in Alabama’s hype video for Georgia matchup

Alex Leatherwood at practice for the Crimson Tide
Photo by Kent Gidley of Alabama Athletics

The biggest matchup on Saturday will be Alabama’s offensive line versus Georgia’s defensive front.

Nothing made this more evident than the latest hype video from the Crimson Tide on Twitter, to get fans prepared for a marquee contest at Bryant-Denny Stadium. In the video, Alex Leatherwood is squatting in the weight room to the sound of different college football media analysts talking about the Tide’s offense versus the defense of the Bulldogs.

The commentary within the video is geared more so to Georgia.

Kirby Smart brings in a defense that ranks as one of the best in college football. The Bulldogs are first in the Southeastern Conference for scoring defense (12.3 ppg), first in total defense (236.7 ypg) and first in rush defense (38.3 ypg).

Despite these statistics, Georgia has not faced an offense like Alabama’s.

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Under the guidance of Steve Sarkisian, the Crimson Tide is first nationally for scoring offense (51 ppg), third in total offense (560.3 ypg), second in passing offense (385 ypg) and second in third down offense (64.5 percent conversion rate).

This will be a battle of which one breaks first: Georgia’s dominant defense or Alabama’s high-flying offense?

It is a game for Leatherwood and the Tide’s offense line to flex some muscle, and create opportunities for Mac Jones (passing attack) and Najee Harris (running game). Much like a Heisman opportunity is in line for Jones, Harris, DeVonta Smith and Jaylen Waddle with a strong performance, a Joe Moore Award is in store for the offensive front if Alabama smashes Georgia.

CBS will have the call at 7:00 p.m. CT and everyone is excited.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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