Another top game for Week 5 of the NCAA Football Regular Season is the No. 11 Crimson Tide of Alabama 3-1 playing at the No. 8 Bulldogs of Georgia 4-0 on Saturday the 3rd of October 2015 with the game being played at the Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia with the kick-off scheduled for 3:35 PM ET and seen on CBS TV.
To date the Crimson Tide of Alabama have not played their game, primarily because their offense has not been productive. Thus in this upcoming game against the Bulldogs they will have to step up their offensive performance if they are to win in Athens over the Bulldogs. You might know the Bulldogs were selected as the early favorites to win the SEC East title in 2015.
For those that Bet on College football at a sportsbook, and you are a fan of the Crimson Tide of Alabama, your team made a comeback after a troubling loss to Ole Miss 43-37 as they routed the Warhawks of Louisiana Monroe 34-0 this past Saturday the 26th of September, even with that win their remains questions pertaining to the Bama offense this season.
The Alabama starting QB has struggled somewhat as in their loss to the Rebels of Ole Miss he completed some 46.6 percent of his passes, then against a inferior Warhawks team he completed 17 of his 31 pass attempts for a 55 percent completion. In the running game they also struggled as they have not been able to average 4 yards per carry to date.
For this game the Tide will be without star receiver R. Foster who acquired a serious shoulder injury, and that means even fewer good playmakers to start against the Bulldogs.
But after all is said, don’t forget that in the Ole Miss game the Tide turned the ball over some 5 times, and the Rebels won the game with an incredible touchdown. Then, their defense against the Warhawks only allowed 31 carries for a net 9 yards. So they have a sturdy front seven defensive line that should be able to stop Alabama’s RB N. Chubb, who has had 12 games gaining at least 100 yards consecutively.
Yes your Alabama QB Coker has struggled, but so has the Georgia QB Lambert as in the 1st half against Vanderbilt he did not have 1 completion, thus the Tide defense should be able to pressure QB Lambert into errors in their favor. Lately the Tide has struggled in their road games, as in the last 7 they failed to cover the wagering spread on odds.
If you a fan of the Bulldogs of Georgia, without a doubt you’re Bulldogs look tough so far in their 1st four games in which they are undefeated. However, they have not faced the strongest opponents in Vanderbilt and Louisiana Monroe who are low in the rankings.
On the other hand they have beaten their 1st 4 opponents of the 2015 season by an average of 32 points in each game. Their Heisman hopeful RB N. Chubb in the 1st 4 games rushed for 599 yards scoring 7 TD’s with 6 rushing TD’s and 1 reception for a TD. In their last game he tied H. Walkers 100 yard game streak, as Chubb in their last game rushed for 132 yards for the 12th consecutive time.
If the Bulldog QB Lambert can step up his passing game, and with the continued performances of RB Chubb, the Dogs should be able to gain yardage against the Tide’s strong front defensive 7. To date QB Lambert against the Gamecocks of South Carolina set a NCAA record as he completed 96% of his passes completing 24 of 25 for a high 332 yards while passing for 3 TD’s, then against the Jaguars of South Alabama he completed 9 of 10 pass attempts for 148 yards with 2 TD’s.
In this game you can expect the Bulldogs QB Lambert and his WR M. Mitchell who in his last 2 games has had 2 TD’s for some 220 yards to test the Alabama secondary, that was beaten by the Rebels of Ole Miss. Plus the strong Georgia defensive front 7 should be able to slow the Alabama rushing offense and bring pressure on Tide QB Coker in this game.
We predict that the Bulldog QB Lambert will not be able to duplicate his previous passing game statistics, as well as slow down RB Chubb, thus the Alabama Tide will rise to a road win, with the Tide 28 and the Dogs 21.