Much ado has been made about Nick Saban’s sterling record against his former assistant coaches.
Saban came into the season with a perfect 23-0 record against those who have spent time under him on a coaching staff. That streak came to an end in 2021, when Alabama lost to Texas A&M and Jimbo Fisher on Oct. 9. Now, Kirby Smart and No. 1 Georgia are looking to add one more to the loss column with a win in the SEC Championship Game on Saturday.
The Alabama hurdle has been one Georgia has struggled with in the past. The Bulldogs have lost every matchup against the Crimson Tide dating back to 2008. But this feels like Georgia’s best chance in a long time, as the Bulldogs have dominated each week. They have run the table on their schedule, and only once has a team been within two touchdowns.
Can Georgia’s No. 1 defense and Stetson Bennett-led offense lead Smart to his first win against Saban? Or will Heisman favorite Bryce Young be the first player to light up the Bulldog offense?
Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights from No. 1 Georgia vs. No. 3 Alabama on Saturday. Follow below for complete results from the 2021 SEC championship game.
Alabama vs. Georgia score
Alabama vs. Georgia live updates, highlights from 2021 SEC championship
4:19 p.m.: A quick pass to John Metchie on third down goes incomplete. Alabama punts the ball away. Georgia will start its drive from its own 27-yard line.
4:18 p.m.: Alabama immediately starts its drive with a 10-yard pass to Jameson Williams for a first down.
4:14 p.m.: Stetson Bennett’s pass on fourth down is nearly intercepted by Jordan Battle, but it will fall incomplete. Georgia will punt the ball from the 50. The ball is fair caught at the Alabama 8-yard line.
4:12 p.m.: First offensive play of the game is a pass to James Cook, who takes the ball to the left for a 14-yard gain. A late hit penalty on Alabama moves the Bulldogs into Crimson Tide territory at the 46-yard line.
4:11 p.m.: Georgia starts with the ball, and returns the kickoff out to the 25-yard line.
4:00 p.m.: This game is minutes away. Nick Saban is looking to win his ninth SEC title. Kirby Smart looking to win his second.
3:33 p.m.: Less than 30 minutes until this game is scheduled to begin. These teams are ready for the biggest game of the year.
Alabama vs. Georgia start time
- Kickoff: 4 p.m. ET, 1 p.m. PT
The Crimson Tide and Bulldogs are scheduled to begin their clash in the SEC Championship at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday.
What channel is Alabama vs. Georgia on today?
The SEC Championship Game will be carried by CBS. Those looking to stream the game can find it on Paramount+ or on fuboTV, which offers a 7-day free trial.
College football schedule Week 14
Here’s a look at all the games going on around championship weekend, with times and channels. All times are Eastern.
|No. 9 Baylor 21, No. 5 Oklahoma State 16||12 p.m.||ABC|
|Northern Illinois 41, Kent State 23||12 p.m.||ESPN|
|Utah State at No. 19 San Diego State||3 p.m.||Fox|
|Appalachian State at No. 24 Louisiana||3:30 p.m.||ESPN|
|No. 1 Georgia vs. No. 3 Alabama||4 p.m.||CBS|
|No. 21 Houston at No. 4 Cincinnati||4 p.m.||ABC|
|No. 2 Michigan vs. No. 13 Iowa||8 p.m.||Fox|
|No. 15 Pitt vs. No. 16 Wake Forest||8 p.m.||ABC|
|USC at Cal||11 p.m.||FS1|