#2 Alabama vs. #18 Florida: Tide Look For Second Straight CFP Berth

The #2 Alabama Crimson Tide are just a win away from back-to-back SEC titles and College Football Playoff berths. The SEC East champion #18 Florida Gators are looking for a massive upset. Who's got the advantage? Here's our preview and prediction for Saturday's game.

Game Info: 

When: 4:00 p.m. ET

Where: Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia

National TV: CBS

Spread: Alabama by 18

What's At Stake: 

Alabama wins and they're in the College Football Playoff, full stop. If Florida wins, they're guaranteed a New Year's Six berth and will secure one of the biggest championship game upsets in recent memory.

What They Are Saying About The Florida Gators:

Jim McElwain relaxed, feels good about UF's chances

Florida playing with nothing to lose in SEC title game

What They Are Saying About The Alabama Crimson Tide:

Alabama vs. The World in SEC title game

History of Alabama vs. Florida in the SEC Championship Game

Key To The Game: 

Florida's offense has been awful the past couple weeks, punctuated by an embarrasing 27-2 loss to rival Florida State last week. If the Gators are going to have any chance, QB Treon Harris is going to need to use his legs to get free from the Alabama pass rush. He's also going to have to check his guts and look downfield while trying to evade Bama's top-tier front seven. Harris is the key. If he can improve from some bad recent performances, the Gators have a chance. If not, they're get run out of Atlanta.

Prediction: Alabama wins 31-7

Too much Derrick Henry. Too little Florida offense. The Gators have nothing going with their offensive attack right now, and that's going to be their death knell against a swarming Bama defense. Alabama will jump out early and keep the pressure on for four dominating quarters, moving on to a national semifinal.

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