Dawgs hit their ‘glass ceiling’ once again against Bama


In business, an unofficially acknowledged barrier to advancement is referred to as a “glass ceiling” — you’re close enough that you can see the top, and many think you’re good enough to reach it, but there’s just something preventing you from getting there.

When it comes to the top of the college football world, Alabama has come to represent Georgia’s glass ceiling. As has happened all too frequently during the Kirby Smart era, the Dawgs showed that they could keep pace with Nick Saban’s Crimson Tide for a couple of quarters Saturday night in Tuscaloosa, even leading at halftime, but they couldn’t keep it up for an entire game.

The reason this time around was twofold: Both Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett IV, up to now one of football’s feel-good stories of the year, and the Dawgs’ defense, which came into the game as the best in the SEC and one of the best in the nation, appeared to hit their own ceilings Saturday as Bama QB Mac Jones threw for 417 yards and four TDs.

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