“We didn’t finish on the quarterback, meaning he outran the guy,” Smart said. “We got pressure, we didn’t finish and we didn’t cover at a premium. And a lot of it has to do with him. Him being a good athlete and their skill guys outside beating us one-on-one. Against other teams when we didn’t pressure, we didn’t get exposed. When you don’t pressure this guy and you don’t put a body on a body, he’s so accurate. And they’re dynamic against zone. Their numbers are just staggering when you play zone against them. They do a great job of that. You have to find ways to get him on the ground and pressure him.” [Emphasis added.]
And yet, Georgia came out playing zone! Funny how ‘Bama anticipated Lanning and Smart would stick with what they’d done all season and made them pay for it.
But, sure, something, something, Stetson Bennett.