The No. 2 Alabama football team moved to 4-0 on the season after downing No. 3 Georgia, 41-24, Saturday night in Bryant-Denny Stadium. After trailing 24-20 at the half, the Crimson Tide blanked the Bulldogs in the second half, scoring 21 unanswered points. The victory gave UA head coach Nick Saban his third win in the past four games over a former assistant coach and moved him to 22-0 against his protégés during his time as the Crimson Tide’s head coach.
Mac Jones notched his third-consecutive game with 400-plus yards passing, going 24-for-32 for 417 yards on the night, tallying four touchdowns through the air and one interception. Jones connected with DeVonta Smith for a pair of scores and Jaylen Waddle and John Metchie Jr. III for one each. Smith had 11 catches for 167, while Waddle had six catches for a career-best 161 yards. Saturday marked the second game in a row that both Smith and Waddle went over 100 yards receiving. Waddle has topped 100 yards in all four games this season. Najee Harris led all rushers with 152 yards on a career-best 31 carries. With his third quarter score, Harris has now posted at least one rushing TD in each of his last 11 games.
The Alabama defense came away with a trio of interceptions, including two in back-to-back third-quarter drives which contributed to Alabama shutting down the Bulldogs in the second half. Malachi Moore (1-42), Daniel Wright (1-18) and Justin Eboigbe (1-4) all recorded interceptions. DeMarcco Hellams (11) and Dylan Moses (10) both recorded double-digit tackles, while Moses (-12 yards) and Christian Barmore (-2 yards) each collected a sack.