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Georgia at Alabama preview: When Alabama has the ball

Several years ago when Chip Kelly was putting up video game numbers at Oregon, fans across the country pined for a matchup that would never come between his juggernaut fastball offense and Nick Saban’s boa constrictor defense. While the styles aren’t identical, that is the kind of matchup that we are looking at on Saturday. In a wild twist, it is Alabama with the best offense in the land, and they will be facing a Georgia team that, if you squint a little, will remind of the 2011 Alabama squad: a suffocating defense loaded with future NFL talent paired with a conservative, ball control offense that plays to its better half.