Alabama vs. Florida: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis

Drew LaingAnalyst ISeptember 30, 2011

GAINESVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 10:  Trey Burton #8 of the Florida Gators celebrates following a run during a game against the UAB Blazers at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on September 10, 2011 in Gainesville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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Florida 10 Alabama 38 Final

We are only hours away from arguably the most exciting SEC matchup so far this season.

The Florida Gators and Alabama Crimson Tide will be underway in just about 24 hours. Both teams are coming off an impressive first four weeks, especially Alabama. The Crimson Tide shut down a very potent offense in the Arkansas Razorbacks and have suffocated some teams this season.

Florida looks to shake off a rocky 2010 season with a new coaching staff and new on-field mentality. And so far, the Gators have looked sharp in their first two SEC games this season against Tennessee and Kentucky.

Both sides feature Top 10-ranked defenses, so it will be interesting to see if A.J. McCarron and John Brantley can do much damage.

Perhaps the key for both teams will be their running backs. Alabama's Trent Richardson has the potential to go for 200 yards every game if he can get some effective blocking down field. Florida's Chris Rainey and Jeff Demps have been the Gators' biggest playmakers and their speed and big play ability will be crucial to Florida's success.

In last year's rematch, the Gators failed to make it much of a game, losing 31-6. This year figures to be a much different story.

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