Kirby Smart understands how Georgia was exposed in Atlanta against Alabama, but it was more a matter of the Bulldogs making their own mistakes, than what Alabama did in his eyes.

“We had some really critical third-down losses that, hey, they didn’t beat us, we busted,” Smart said. “You can’t do that and beat a good football team. You give them extra snaps whenever that happens.”

Bryce Young passed for 421 yards and 3 touchdowns and completed 59 percent of his passes in the 41-24 Alabama victory.

“Bryce Young did a really good job of moving around in the pocket,” Smart said. “He’s a lot more elusive than people give him credit for. We brought a lot of different pressures, they did a good job of picking up those pressures.”

How each team adjusts in these areas will go a long way toward deciding the national championship on Jan. 10.

H/T Roger Hoover and Mike Rodak.