ATHENS, Ga. -- Forget the blackout. This was an early knockout.
Backed by a dominant defense and John Parker Wilson's accurate passing, No. 8 Alabama raced to a stunning 31-point lead by halftime against self-destructing Georgia and held on to beat the third-ranked Bulldogs 41-30 Saturday night, establishing Nick Saban's team as a national championship contender in his second season.
Clearly, Georgia just can not deal with the speed of the SEC.