Alabama vs Georgia

Alabama vs Georgia Football Game: The SEC Championship game 2018 will take place on Saturday, Dec. 1 and will be played in Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Georgia will play on Alabama.

The game will be broadcast on CBS, and Brad Nessler and Gary Danielson will be calling the game.

2018 SEC Championship game: Date
The 2018 SEC Championship game will be played on Dec. 1.

2018 SEC Championship game: Game time
The 2018 SEC Championship game will kickoff at 4 p.m. ET.

2018 SEC Championship game: TV channel
The 2018 SEC Championship game will air on CBS.

2018 SEC Championship game: Radio
You can listen to the 2018 SEC Championship game on the radio by listening to WSB Radio 95.5 FM/750 AM.

2018 SEC Championship preview
This matchup has been known since the first week of November, as the Bulldogs and Crimson Tide both locked up their respective divisions early. Alabama enters the game as the No. 1 team in the country, as the Crimson Tide have won every game this season by 24 points and SEC West champs. Every Georgia win meanwhile has been by at least 14 points, though the Bulldogs do have a 36-16 loss on their resume. The Bulldogs won the SEC East for the second season in a row under coach Kirby Smart.

The Bulldogs did bounce back from that loss to LSU though by ripping off five consecutive wins, including wins over Florida and Kentucky. A big reason for the resurgence is running back D’Andre Swift, as the sophomore running back has run for more than 100-yards in four of its last five games. Sophomore quarterback Jake Fromm has also shined since his poor performance against LSU, as he’s thrown 11 touchdowns to just 1 interception in that five game stretch for Georgia.

Alabama meanwhile rolled up 52 points on in-state rival Auburn on Saturday, and beat that same LSU team 29-0 in Baton Rouge.

Georgia beat Auburn 28-7 in the 2017 SEC Championship game, punching the Bulldogs’ ticket to the College Football Playoff. Alabama, despite not playing in the SEC Championship game last year, also participated in the College Football Playoff. Georgia and Alabama later met in the national championship game last season, with Alabama winning 26-23 in overtime thanks to a touchdown pass from Tua Tagovailoa. That game was also played in Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

Tagovailoa is having a monster season for the Crimson Tide, as he’s thrown 36 touchdowns to just 2 interceptions on the season.

With Georgia beating Auburn last year, it ended the SEC West’s streak of seven straight wins over the SEC East in the conference championship game.

Iron Bowl 2018

Iron Bowl 2018: The Iron Bowl is arguably the most contentious rivalry in all of sports, and Alabama and Auburn will meet for the 83rd time on Saturday. The top-ranked Crimson Tide are 24-point favorites at home over their arch-rivals, with the total set at 53 in the latest Alabama vs. Auburn odds for the 3:30 p.m. ET kickoff on CBS.

 

Don’t forget that Auburn got the best of Alabama as underdogs a year ago and would love nothing more than to turn the SEC Championship Game into a must-win for its rivals to return to the College Football Playoff. So before you make your Alabama vs. Auburn picks and predictions for the Iron Bowl 2018, be sure to check out the projections from the advanced computer model at SportsLine.

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Now, it has simulated every possible play for Alabama vs. Auburn (streaming on fuboTV) 10,000 times. We can tell you the model is leaning toward the under, but it has a strong selection against the spread, saying one side hits in nearly 60 percent of simulations. You absolutely need to see it before locking in your own picks.

The model knows that Alabama has made a habit out of steamrolling its opponents through the first 11 weeks of the season. In fact, the Crimson Tide have yet to play a game decided by 22 or fewer points all season.

It’s clear that Alabama’s offense runs through quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. The Heisman Trophy contender has been nothing short of brilliant all season. He’s completed over 69 percent of his passes for 2,865 yards and 31 touchdowns — and he’s tossed just two interceptions. He’s also has racked up 185 yards and four more scores on the ground.

Against Auburn, you can expect Tagovailoa and the Crimson Tide to do what they’ve done all season. They’ll seek to establish the run and then use their play-action passing game to take big shots down the field. If they can do it, Auburn will have its hands full.

But just because the Crimson Tide’s offense is rolling doesn’t mean it can cover a huge number against the Tigers.

Auburn will look to follow the Mississippi State and Citadel blueprints to the best of its ability to grind the game to a halt. The Bulldogs used their impressive defensive line to bottle up Alabama’s rushing attack without committing extra defenders to the box, and The Citadel attacked the Crimson Tide’s defense on the ground with misdirection. That’s already an important part of Gus Malzahn’s rushing attack, but expect it to become an even more integral part of the game plan in the 2018 Iron Bowl.

If Malzahn can use running back JaTarvius Whitlow to break a few big runs and Anthony Schwartz’s world-class speed at wide receiver, it could change the complexion of the game and help the Tigers cover.

Alabama vs Auburn

Alabama vs Auburn: No. 1 Alabama will host rival Auburn in the Iron Bowl 2018 Saturday afternoon in what’s one of the most anticipated games of every college football season. The Crimson Tide had a bit of a scare last week before pulling away from The Citadel in the second half. Meanwhile, the Tigers had no trouble dispatching of Liberty in the last home game of the season on The Plains.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 24 | Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Location: Bryant-Denny Stadium — Tuscaloosa, Alabama
TV: CBS | Live stream: Click here to watch live stream free in HD

Auburn: The problems that existed for the Tigers in Game 1 vs. Washington still exist heading into Week 12 — offensive line struggles make it difficult for the running backs to get going and quarterback Jarrett Stidham to stay clean in the pocket. They’ve averaged just 3.83 yards per carry in conference games, have given up 55 tackles for loss and coach Gus Malzahn hasn’t been able to find a way to coach around his team’s deficiencies. There aren’t many deficiencies with the defense, though. Auburn is tied with Alabama with 87 tackles for loss, ranking eighth nationally. Defensive coordinator Kevin Steele is creative with his front seven, finds ways to get different players in the backfield and is as disruptive as any group in the nation.

Alabama: Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa looked healthier against The Citadel than he has at any time over the last five weeks, and it has come at a perfect time. He threw three touchdowns and averaged 15.5 yards per attempt against the Bulldogs, and kept his status as the front-runner for the Heisman Trophy. There’s a slight worry with leading-rusher Damien Harris, who suffered a minor concussion last week. But coach Nick Saban has amassed plenty of depth at running back in case Harris isn’t 100 percent. The front seven has been dominant all year, and hasn’t slowed down as the grind of the season has worn on.

Iron Bowl 2018 – Alabama vs Auburn: The Iron Bowl returns to Tuscaloosa on Saturday, with top-ranked Alabama hosting a talented Auburn Tigers team hungry to ruin the Tide’s undefeated season.

Auburn won last year’s game, giving Bama the revenge factor. But while the Tide are big favorites, we all know anything can happen in this rivalry.