When Alabama and Georgia meet in the SEC Championship Game on Saturday afternoon, the stakes are clear -- and high. The winner advances to face Notre Dame in the BCS title game. The loser very likely misses out on the BCS bowls altogether.
"For either one of these teams, it's not really a great scenario. You play your way into the championship game, which means you're the best team in your division," Alabama coach Nick Saban said last week, via Associated Press. "They're the best team in their division. They played their way into the game by a total body of work for the whole season. It doesn't seem quite right, but it is what it is."
With the teams fairly even on the offensive side of the ball (Alabama averages 39 points, Georgia averages 38), the game might come down to defense. And that happens to be Alabama's specialty. The Crimson Tide lead the nation in points allowed only giving up an average of 9.3 per game.
With that said, Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray has been on fire as of late, throwing for at least 200 yards and two touchdowns in each of the last four games. In those four games, the Bulldogs have scored 37 points or more.
Will Georgia's offense continue to roll against Alabama? Will Aaron Murray be able to lead the Bulldogs past the No. 1 ranked D? Or will the Crimson Tide's experience help push them on through to a showdown with the Fighting Irish?
To help us answer these questions, The Crimson Whit editor Marquavius BurnettSports and LeatherHelmetBlog.com writer Michael Booker will introduce each team and argue for the one that they cover. Which argument is more persuasive?