Kirby Smart reveals first time Georgia football was truly tested in 2021 title season

ATHENS — Georgia coach Kirby Smart recently revealed that he didn’t feel like his Bulldogs were really tested until the postseason.

Alabama beat Georgia 41-24 in the SEC Championship Game, taking advantage of two turnovers including a Pick-6.

“It was the first time we had really been tested,” Smart said. “We had some guys who felt they were out of shape and weren’t ready to play, and we really focused on that.”

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The Georgia defense dominated the regular season to record-breaking proportions, setting a modern-era record with only 6.9 points per game allowed during the 12-game regular season.

It took a fully-loaded Alabama offense, featuring Heisman Trophy winner Bryce Young and 1,000-yard receivers Jameson Williams and John Metchie, to push the Bulldogs around.


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