Lee Corso predicts Alabama-Georgia matchup in SEC Championship Game, gives pick on who will win
If Lee Corso is right, then this season’s SEC Championship Game will feature a rematch from last year’s College Football Playoff.
The longtime ESPN analyst gave his prediction for the SEC title game on Wednesday, telling ESPN WRUF 98.1 that he sees an Alabama-Georgia matchup to decide the SEC championship this season. And not only that, but Corso predicts the Bulldogs will repeat as SEC champions.
“I think Alabama will probably play Georgia in the SEC title game and I kind of like leaning toward Georgia, and the reason is, last year they lost a heartbreaker to Alabama,” Corso said told WRUF. “I think I give Georgia a slight advantage over them.”
Although the two schools were the top ranked teams in the SEC last season, the teams didn’t meet in last year’s SEC Championship Game. Georgia beat Auburn to win the SEC title and advance to the CFP. However, Alabama met Georgia in the National Championship Game, where it won the national title with a thrilling 26-23 overtime win.
The Bulldogs and Crimson Tide are popular picks to be strong teams again this season, as well as for many years into the future. Both programs have been dominant on the recruiting trail, bolstering their rosters with top athletes from around the country.
Georgia’s SEC championship last season was its first since 2005 and its 13th in program history, which trails only Alabama (26) for most in conference history. The Crimson Tide had won three straight SEC titles, and four of the last five, before missing out on the SEC Championship Game last season after losing to Auburn in the Iron Bowl in the final game of the regular season.