The wait is over for the biggest game of the college football season. Alabama vs Georgia will face off in the fourth College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Georgia.
Alabama is no stranger to the big stage, as its won four national championships in eight years under head coach Nick Saban. Alabama vs Georgia A fifth trophy with the team would tie Saban with Paul “Bear” Bryant for most won by a head coach on six after he also won one with LSU in 2003.
The resurgent Bulldogs have moved back into the national spotlight in head coach Kirby Smart’s second season, and they are in search of their first national title since 1980.
The National Championship game of college football between Georgia and Alabama will take place on Monday, Jan. 8 with a kickoff start time of 8:16 p.m. Eastern Standard Time Alabama vs Georgia.
ESPN will do a “Megacast” of the game with different versions of the same broadcast available on traditional TV – Alabama vs Georgia ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPNU and ESPN Classic.
Two years ago, the Alabama Crimson Tide were preparing to face the Clemson Tigers in the 2016 National Championship Game to conclude the College Football Playoff. A year ago, the Alabama Crimson Tide were preparing to face the Clemson Tigers in the 2017 National Championship Game. This year, the Alabama Clemson Tide beat the Clemsom Tigers in the semifinal round of the College Football Playoff, so we will get a different championship game, with Alabama vs Georgia facing their fellow SEC members, the Georgia Bulldogs.
Just fascinating stuff.
At least this year, no matter what the outcome, we get the fun of split National Champions as the undefeated (13-0) UCF Knights have claimed the title as the top team in the game, being the only FBS team to finish the season – or any of the four seasons since the College Football Playoff started – with a perfect record. UCF beat Auburn in the Peach Bowl earlier this year, meaning they beat the one team to have beaten Alabama and Georgia this year. Alabama vs Georgia By transitive properties, there is probably a national championship claim in there somewhere
Anyway, as for the game between Alabama and Georgia, we have everything you need to know about the game listed below:
ESPN will have the standard broadcast of the game.
ESPNews will broadcast the Coaches’ Film Room.
ESPNU will feature ESPN Voices with Dan Le Batard, Scott Van Pelt and Rachel Nichols.
SEC Network will feature Finebaum Film Room with Paul Finebaum.
ESPN Classic will feature Sounds of the game – which has no play by play or commentary.
ESPN Goal Line will feature the Command Center with multiple camera views.
All of those options and more will be available to stream live at Watch ESPN. Click here for the live stream link.
For those without an ESPN subscription, live streams will be featured on Facebook Live and YouTube Live. If one of the streams is cut out, look at the comments section or running commentary for link options to a new live stream Alabama vs Georgia.
An SEC team will claim the national title for the ninth time in the past 12 seasons as conference mates Georgia and Alabama meet in Monday’s College Football Playoff championship at Atlanta. Alabama vs Georgia Here’s what you need to know.
College Football Playoff Championship
Alabama vs. Georgia
Kickoff: 8pm ET
Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta Georgia
TV Channel: ESPN family of channels (MegaCast explained below)
TV Announcers: Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit
Online Stream: WatchESPN
Radio Announcers: Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe, Ian Fitzsimmons
Spanish Broadcast: ESPN Deportes and ESPN Deportes Radio
Announcers: TV: Lalo Vaerla, Pablo Viruega; Radio: Kenneth Garay, Sebastian M. Christensen
Favorite: Alabama -5
Uniforms: Alabama – white; Georgia – red
What time is it?
Kickoff is at 8:17 p.m. ET Monday.
What channel is it on?
The game will be broadcast on ESPN, and if you don’t have cable, you can catch it on Watch ESPN, the channel’s streaming service Alabama vs Georgia.
Where is it?
The game will be played at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.
What team usually plays there?
It’s the home of the Atlanta Falcons, winners of the 2017 Super Bowl Participation Award.
I thought they played at the Georgia Dome?
They did! But the Georgia Dome was imploded at the end of November, in an event that captured the attention and imagination of literally every single Atlantan within the city limits. If you’re ever bored, find a building implosion to go observe. It will change your life Alabama vs Georgia.
Now they play in Mercedes-Benz Stadium, a cavernous metal Bundt cake that looks like aliens reassembled the Coliseum using space garbage.
Oh, it’s not that bad!
Alabama vs Georgia vEven behind the walls of the neighboring CNN Center, one can feel its looming presence.
Anyway, who’s playing in this thing?
This year’s matchup will pit perennial southern powerhouse the Alabama Crimson Tide against uh, perennial southern powerhouse the Georgia Bulldogs.
What schools do these teams represent and where are they?
The University of Alabama is in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and the University of Georgia is in Athens, Georgia.
Do they even still play football in the North?
It’s hard to say.
What colors will they be wearing?
Red. Just a lot of red. The Crimson Tide will be wearing white jerseys accented with, you guessed it, crimson. The Bulldogs will be wearing red jerseys with black and white accents.
Tell me more about the matchup!
Both of the teams vying for the championship are from the Southeastern Conference, typically referred to as the SEC. (A conference is one of the ways college football teams are organized. Alabama vs Georgia Think of conferences like leagues.)
The SEC connection makes the matchup absolutely thrilling to some, and extremely boring to others. One reason people may find it boring is that the SEC routinely churns out top championship contenders, so it can get a little old seeing the same teams consistently rise to the top. Excellence is so monotonous Alabama vs Georgia.
Who are the coaches?
The Georgia coach is Kirby Smart, and the Alabama coach is former Alabama senate write-in candidate Nick Saban Alabama vs Georgia.
Nick Saban. That name sounds familiar.
He’s an extremely important college football man. He has coached the Tide to four (!) of their 16 (!!!) national titles and as of last year, he was also the highest paid public employee in America. (And yes, opinions differ on how many national titles Bama REALLY has Alabama vs Georgia some say 10 or 13, and it turns out there’s not one right answer.)
How many national titles has Georgia won?
Two, one in 1942 and one in 1980. So it’s been 38 years since the Bulldogs claimed a crown.
How long has it been since Alabama won?
Two years. Like we said, excellence is monotonous.
Who are the quarterbacks?
The Alabama quarterback is Jalen Hurts. The Georgia quarterback is Jake Fromm.
Who’s going to win and what are the odds?
As of Saturday morning, experts are going with Alabama by 4 points. And if it comes down to that narrow of a spread this game is going to be an absolute rager Alabama vs Georgia.
The President is coming?
Oh, yeah. President Trump is scheduled to attend the game, so if you have any plans of driving anywhere around Atlanta, um, don’t Alabama vs Georgia.
Prediction: Alabama 21, Georgia 17
Alabama’s front seven will be too much for Georgia to handle, and second-half adjustments by the Bulldogs will come too late with the Crimson Tide ahead by double digits at halftime.
Georgia’s points will come through Chubb and Michel in the second half, but it will fall just short of knocking off the Crimson Tide Alabama vs Georgia.