ATLANTA, GEORGIA – The 2-time defending nationwide champions, No.1 Georgia Bulldogs have been knocked off the school soccer pedestal by No. 8 Alabama Crimson Tide 27-24 on Saturday within the SEC Championship Recreation in Atlanta.
The victory over Georgia was the Tide’s eleventh in a row.
The win by Alabama now creates a possible chaos state of affairs for the Faculty Soccer Playoff committee, which might want to resolve Faculty Soccer’s High 4 groups by tomorrow night time when the choices are set to be introduced.
Shortly after the win, Alabama head coach Nick Saban staked his pitch to the committee. “It is a workforce. These guys listed here are what you name a workforce. It is a nice workforce. They play collectively as a workforce,” Alabama coach Nick Saban stated. “They overcame adversity. They confirmed right this moment and proved that they will win towards anyone.”
Regardless of the loss on Saturday for Georgia, head coach Kirby Good acknowledged his workforce is likely one of the 4 greatest groups within the nation nonetheless and deserves a shot to defend their Nationwide Title after solely ending with a one-loss.
“You’re going to inform me, somebody is sitting in that committee room and doesn’t suppose that Georgia workforce is likely one of the greatest 4 groups, I don’t know in the event that they’re in the correct occupation,” Georgia coach Kirby Good stated. “It’s a extremely good soccer workforce.”
Alabama QB Jalen Milroe threw a pair of landing passes, whereas the Bama protection dominated many of the recreation after giving up a rating on Georgia’s opening possession.
Regardless of the win by Alabama, the Crimson Tide are under no circumstances a lock for the High 4 as the one workforce to beat Alabama within the Texas Longhorns (12-1), dominated No. 18 Oklahoma State within the Huge 12 Championship. On paper, the Texas Longhorns have earned the correct to be one of many High 4 groups within the nation since they’ve the head-to-head recreation benefit over Alabama and being a convention champion.
Like it or hate it, Sunday will carry lots of debate because it does yearly in faculty soccer.