Kickoff: 8pm ET
Weather: 70 degrees
Television: CBS, CBSSports.com
Series History: 36th meeting, Alabama leads 21-14
Line, O/U: Alabama -8, 48 O/U
Second Championship Mode game of 2010.
I still don't know what to make of this game. The pessimist in me says we have no chance. The optimist in me remembers being stunned at how Arkansas beat the hell out of Alabama last weekend for 30 minutes. The realist in me knows we'll probably see these guys again, and that will matter much more than today.
There are plenty of question marks on both sides of the ball; is Jeff Demps healthy (game-time decision)? Can Alabama's defense man up? Will Florida be overwhelmed by the scene in Tuscaloosa? Can Alabama overcome the pressure of No. 1 that was such a burden on UF last season?
If anyone tells you they are sure of what will happen, tell them they are so dumb. Really dumb. And you can run and tell that, homeboy.
Alligator Army will be crawling around South Tampa this evening. Follow us here or on the twitter @AlligatorArmy for the "Rocky" reference we'll use if UF keeps the game close and when we sing "We Are The Boys" alone in a crowded bar. The final game report will be up very late tonight or early Sunday morning.