Florida Gators Football Preview: Keys To Defeating Alabama – Hail Florida Hail
The Florida Gators have an opportunity to legitimize what’s been one of the most noteworthy seasons in program history. Florida has overcome injuries to eight different starters to win eight games and secure the SEC East title.
On Saturday, December 3, the Gators have the chance to win the SEC outright by defeating the undefeated Alabama Crimson Tide—the tallest of tasks.
Despite its laundry list of injuries, Florida has been a force to be reckoned with on the gridiron. It’s one of the nation’s elite defensive teams, has a breakout star at running back, and recently earned a road victory over the LSU Tigers
Impressive as that all may be, no team has been able to defeat the Crimson Tide during the 2016 college football season.
Alabama is 12-0 overall and 8-0 in the SEC with an average margin of victory of 28.0 points per game. Just one of its games has ended by a single-digit margin: a 48-43 victory over the Ole Miss Rebels on September 17.
Roughly three months later, the Gators will have a chance to do the unthinkable and upset the Crimson Tide. The question is: how?