Welcome to the DawgNation CFP Championship game live blog, where we will provide live updates from Lucas Oil Stadium on score, injuries and news.
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Alabama 9, Georgia 6, 3:09: Podlesny’s 49-yard field goal. To drive: 9 games, 34 yards, 3:58.
Alabama 9, Georgia 3, 7:07 am: Reichard field goal of 37 yards. To drive: 6 games, 55 yards, 2:29. Set of keys: Cameron Latu receiving 61 yards at Georgia 8.
Alabama 6, Georgia 3, 11:12 am: Reichard field goal from 45 yards. To drive: 5 plays, 47 yards, 1:23. Set of keys: Jameson Williams receiving 40 yards at Georgia 35.
Injury update: Alabama star wide receiver Jameson Williams left the field with an apparent injury to his left leg. Crimson Tide is already without his other top receiver John Metchie III, sidelined with a ripped ACL.
Georgia 3, Alabama 3, 12:35 p.m .: Jack Podlesny 24 yard field goal To drive: 11 games, 87 yards, 5:51. Set of keys: George Pickens’ 52-yard reception at Alabama 29.
CFP 1 QTR Championship Match
Georgia-Alabama First Quarter
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Alabama 3, Georgia 0, 9:55 a.m .: Will Recichard put out a 37-yard field goal. Reader: 14 games, 56 yards, 5:05. Set of keys: A canceled field call cancels a forced fumble from Jordan Davis, Nakobe Dean returns on a 45-yard fumble for TD.
Kirby’s pre-game commentary:
On how this game will be different defensively, especially against Young:
“We have to force him to make bad decisions. He played very well against us. We have to make it inaccurate. We have to try to keep it in our pocket. We have to affect the quarterback.
Where they can find an advantage in attack:
“Hopefully we can find an advantage on the line of scrimmage, the running game, the shots. There are great clashes between our players and their players, but we have to win some of them and I think we will see today where it is.
Team Captains: Zamir White, Jamaree Salyer, Jordan Davis, Nakobe Dean
– News: Champ Bailey named one of 21 Class of 2022 members of the College Football Hall of Fame
– News: the expansion of the CFP is suspended, the current structure of 4 teams should be in place until 2026
– Pre-match introductions: Ameer Speed starting in place of Kelee Ringo
INDIANAPOLIS – Georgia soccer coach Kirby Smart and Alabama coach Nick Saban have coached together for 11 years and have played four times in the past five years, so it’s safe to assume they know the trends on the other.
Of course, each competition presents its own challenges, and it’s no different when it comes to the CFP Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium at 8 p.m. on Monday.
RELATED: 3 Keys On Attack, Defense For Georgia To Win
Saban and Smart were open when asked at Sunday’s Zoom press conference what some of their biggest concerns in the game were.
Unsurprisingly, Saban cited the defensive talent of Georgia, where three of the seven players were screened as a first-round pick in the next NFL Draft in 2022.
“They have a great height, great players, physical, very instinctive, great speed,” said Saban. “So if you want to be successful in this game offensively you have to at least be able to control these guys up front and their seven forwards to some extent.