These Dawgs put the lie to that, and they put the lie to that immediately. From the beginning, after Alabama kicker Andy Pappanastos missed a chip-shot field goal, a phrase that was just getting warmed up, Georgia punched Alabama in the face repeatedly. The vaunted Alabama run game, the way Alabama, as SB Nation writer Spencer Hall put it, "picks you up and lets you kick your legs in the air until you die," was held to 73 yards in the first half, and it was undeniable that Alabama was shook. Crimson Tide players started hitting Jake Fromm after the whistle; there were fights on the sideline; even Saban himself looked flummoxed. Georgia was beating Alabama at its own game. It was thrilling to watch, even revelatory. It felt a little like a changing of the guard, but mostly, it felt like Kirby Smart and Georgia drawing a line in the sand. We will beat you the way we have beaten everybody. They bullied Alabama. We have seen Alabama lose, but we have never, ever seen that.