Following No. 2 Alabama’s 41-24 victory over No. 3 Georgia on Saturday night, Nick Saban compared the contest to a 15-round fight. In those terms, Alabama’s defense was knocked to the mat a few times in the opening rounds. After giving up a program-worst 647 yards during its 63-48 victory over Ole Miss, the Crimson Tide appeared poised for another defensive disappointment early on against Georgia.