Alabama vs. Georgia live score, updates, highlights from the 2020 SEC rivalry game

No. 2 Alabama and No. 3 Georgia will face off in an early favorite for game of the year on Saturday.

Each of the last two meetings between the Crimson Tide and Bulldogs, the 2018 SEC championship and 2018 College Football Playoff national championship game, resulted in one-score wins for the Tide. Georgia coach Kirby Smart will look to earn his first win against the Tide since leaving Nick Saban’s program to coach Georgia in 2016. Saban, meanwhile, was cleared to coach Saturday after testing producing a positive coronavirus test on Wednesday (later deemed a false positive in accordance with SEC COVID-19 protocols).

Regardless, Saturday’s matchup will be a strength-vs.-strength matchup: Alabama boasts the No. 1 offense in the SEC behind quarterback Mac Jones, running back Najee Harris and receivers Jaylen Waddle, DeVonta Smith and John Metchie III. But Georgia boasts the conference’s best defense, which allows only 12.3 points and 236.7 yards per game.

Conversely, will Alabama’s defense be able to make enough stops vs. Georgia’s offense? Or will the Tide defense pick it up after an eye-opening win over Ole Miss? Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights from Alabama vs. Georgia on Saturday. Follow below for complete results from the SEC rivalry game.

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Alabama vs. Georgia score

  Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Georgia 0 0
Alabama 7 7

Alabama vs. Georgia live updates, highlights

(All times Eastern)

First quarter: Alabama 7, Georgia 0

8:47 p.m.: Receiver Jermaine Burton drops a touchdown pass in the end zone — Bennett’s pass was slightly behind, but still very catchable. It’s third-and-9 Georgia from Alabama’s 20.

8:46 p.m.: On the ensuing play, freshman running back Kendall Milton gashes Alabama for 24 yards straight up the gut. Georgia is driving at the 21, just outside tne red zone.

8:45 p.m.: Stetson hits Jackson down the sideline, but the receiver can’t bring it in. The Bulldogs will face second-and-10 from Alabaama’s 45.

8:44 p.m.: Jones clearly feels pressure on the third-down pass-rush and short-arms it to his open receiver. A 30-yard punt gives Georgia the ball around its 40.

8:43 p.m.: Waddle drops a pass that would have gone for 26 yards to midfield; but it’s not all bad. Forristal is out from the locker room and running on his own power.

8:41 p.m.: Three straight rushes by Harris get Alabama out to its 24-yard line.

8:37 p.m.: Waddle gets a decent return, but Patrick Surtain II is called for block in the back. The Tide will take over at their own 7.

8:36 p.m.: Alabama gets off the field on third down; Bennett tried to hit Kearis Jackson, but Alabama’s Daniel Wright and Brian Branch double-covered it. Punt team coming on again.

8:34 p.m.: Zamir White takes the ball off left tackle for a 10-yard gain on second-and-10. Georgia now driving at the 24.

8:30 p.m.: Jones hits Metchie underneath for a 9-yard gain out to the 49. It’s fourth-and-1, but the punting unit will come out. Georgia will take over at their 15-yard line.

8:28 p.m.: Bama starts the next drive with an 17-yard run up the gut by Najee Harris. Tide driving at the 40.

8:24 p.m.: The Alabama defense forces a Stetson Bennett sack on third-and-long; Dylan Moses and Christian Barmore get the credit. That’s an interception and three-and-out by the Tide defense to start the game. Alabama will take back over on its 23.

8:18 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN ALABAMA. On the very next play, Jones hits John Metchie III over the top for a 40-yard touchdown with 13:16 left in the quarter.

8:17 p.m.: Jaylen Waddle takes a tunnel screen 16 yards across midfield for Alabama. Tide are driving at the 40.

8:16 p.m.: INTERCEPTION ALABAMA. Three plays into Georgia’s drive, DJ Dale knocks up a Stetson Bennett pass into teammate Justin Eboigbe’s hands. Bama back on its 42.

8:14 p.m.: INTERCEPTION GEORGIA. The play stands as called on the field. They’ll take over at Bama’s 41.

8:11 p.m.: Already there’s a huge play by Georgia. On the first play from scrimmage, linebacker Azeez Ojulari knocks pressures Mac Jones and knocks affects his pass; Richard Lecounte is credited for the interception, but it’s under review. Meanwhile, tight end Miller Forristal is being looked at by trainers.

8:10 p.m.: Georgia wins the toss and defers. Alabama’s offense will take over at the 24-yard line to start the game.

Alabama vs. Georgia start time

  • Date: Saturday, Oct. 17
  • Kickoff: 8 p.m. ET
  • TV channel (national): CBS
  • Live stream: CBS All Access, fuboTV

Alabama’s game against Georgia is the second of three “SEC on CBS” broadcasts for the Tide will in 2020; the first was a 52-24 win vs. Texas A&M in Week 5; the third will be at LSU in Tiger Stadium on Nov. 14. As for Georgia, this is the first of two “SEC on CBS” broadcasts.The Bulldogs’ second appearance will occur on Nov. 7 against Florida in Jacksonville, Fla.

Alabama football schedule 2020

Week 4 Sept. 26 Alabama 38, Missouri 19
Week 5 Oct. 3 Alabama 52, Texas A&M 24
Week 6 Oct. 10 Alabama 63, Ole Miss 48
Week 7 Oct. 17 vs. Georgia
Week 8 Oct. 24 at Tennessee
Week 9 Oct. 31 vs. Mississippi State
Week 10 Nov. 7 Bye
Week 11 Nov. 14 at LSU
Week 12 Nov. 21 vs. Kentucky
Week 13 Nov. 28 vs. Auburn
Week 14 Dec. 5 at Arkansas

Georgia football schedule 2020

Week 4 Sept. 26 Georgia 37, Arkansas 10
Week 5 Oct. 3 Georgia 27, Auburn 6
Week 6 Oct. 10 Georgia 44, Tennessee 21
Week 7 Oct. 17 at Alabama
Week 8 Oct. 24 at Kentucky
Week 9 Oct. 31 Bye
Week 10 Nov. 7 vs. Florida (Jacksonville)
Week 11 Nov. 14 at Missouri
Week 12 Nov. 21 vs. Mississippi State
Week 13 Nov. 28 at South Carolina
Week 14 Dec. 5 vs. Vanderbilt

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