It's a little concerning regarding Percy Harvin's status, but then again, I don't think it will matter. Alabama is a good team; you don't go 12-0 without having good talent and good coaching. But part of Alabama's problem is that they don't have nearly the quarterback as Florida, and they really don't have the offensive weapons to keep up with the Gators.
Alabama's SOS is No. 73, and when you look at some of the close calls they have had (Kentucky, LSU), it doesn't add up. Yes, Florida slipped up against Ole Miss, but that was a fluke. The Gators laid 61 points on Kentucky, and 51 on LSU. They have been consistently smoking their opponents, while Bama has just done enough to win against some very average teams.
Final Score: Florida 51, Alabama 32
Alabama is #1 in the country because they're undefeated. That's plain and simple. They've had a few bumps on their road to the perfect season and have had a few nailbiters along the way. But they survived the onslaught and anarchy, and now they have a chance to lay claim to the SEC Championship for the first time in over a decade.
But in order for Nick Saban's dream of another BCS Championship and SEC Championship to come true, he has to take down the one team that is out for blood and revenge on him.
How will Bama's dreams of the perfect season come to an end? Two words: Tim Tebow. The Superman of college football has made it his business to take down the best teams in the country. Since the loss to Ole Miss, Florida has scored 40 points or more in every single game. Since the Ole Miss loss, Florida has looked more dangerous than ever.
Since the Ole Miss loss, Florida has been the team to beat in the SEC as well as the country. But now they got a chance to do more this weekend. They have a chance to not only win the SEC Championship, but also clinch a spot in the BCS Championship Game.
Here's what we know about this game: the winner is guaranteed a spot in the BCS Championship Game in Miami. But here is what is not known: Can anyone stop either of these teams? I have the answer: Both can stop each other.
This is a dream matchup of yesteryear with a new school flavor. The Gators remember all the times that Saban shocked them while he was at the helm of the LSU Tigers.
Now the Gators have a chance at sweet redemption by not only shocking the Crimson Tide in Atlanta, but also crushing their hopes of a BCS Appearance all the while securing one for themselves.
Now it's obvious that Lisa and I will disagree on some things, but neither of us disagree on the possibility that Alabama could win this game. But the Gators showed that even without Percy Harvin on the field, they're just as dangerous.
And that spells bad news for Saban's Tide...especially with the SEC & BCS Championships on the line.
Final Score: Florida 49, Alabama 31