3 Most Likely Upset Alerts for Alabama in the 2020 College Football Season

Nick Saban
Three times Alabama will be on upset alert in 2020 | Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

The Alabama Crimson Tide enter yet another season being viewed as a contender for the National Championship. Under Nick Saban, the Alabama football program continues to be among the most premier programs in the country, acting as a go-to destination for top prospects that want to develop their skills, play on national television and be set up well heading into the NFL Draft.

Since Alabama continues to cycle through the best talent in the country, it should be considered favorites in nearly every game it plays. However, this does not make the Crimson Tide unbeatable.

These are the three times in the 2020 college football season that Alabama will be on upset alert. All lines are provided by FanDuel Sportsbook.

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All college football opponent rankings are according to The Duel's Top-25 Rankings by Odds to Win 2020 National Championship.

3. Week 13: Alabama (-13) vs No. 14 Auburn – Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020

Bo Nix
Bo Nix enters his sophomore season at Auburn. | Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

While the spread is double digits, the final game of the year against the Auburn Tigers could be a dangerous one. The Iron Bowl is always a tough matchup, but having to go into Auburn in 2020 will make it that much more challenging for the Tide. Led by talented sophomore quarterback Bo Nix, the Crimson Tide will need to play a full four quarters to end the season on a high note.

2. Week 3: Alabama (-7) vs No. 4 Georgia – Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020

Jamie Newman, David Dowell
Jamie Newman transferred to Georgia in the offseason. | Adam Hunger/Getty Images

Alabama has won the last five games against the Georgia Bulldogs, but three of the last four games have been decided by one score. The Bulldogs also have Heisman candidate Jamie Newman, who was a graduate transfer from Wake Forest, playing quarterback. With this game being so early in the season, it could be tough for Alabama to prepare for Georgia with Newman at quarterback, since there won't be much film of him in his new role to work with.

1. Week 10: Alabama (-3) @ No. 6 LSU – Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020

Myles Brennan
Myles Brennan takes over at quarterback for LSU. | Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

Going to the reigning champion's house, this will be a very tough game for Alabama. While Joe Burrow is no longer throwing passes, Myles Brennan takes over and he still has a dangerous weapon at wide receiver, in Ja'Marr Chase. Yes, Alabama is the early favorite, but this game is essentially a pick' em and could come down to one final drive.

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