SEC Football Week 4: Florida Gators 14-Alabama Crimson Tide 42

Alabama crushes Florida 42-14

After last week’s ugly escape from the Swamp with a triple-overtime victory against lowly Kentucky, the Gators were not expected to beat the vaunted and well-balanced Alabama Crimson Tide. Nick Saban schooled his former student Will Muschamp to the tune of 42 points and imposed his will on both sides of the ball. Lane Kiffen definitely studied the Gators’ subpar performance against Kentucky and exploited the Gators secondary right off the bat with a scripted play. Once Alabama mapped out the Gator offense, i.e. Demarcus Robinson, they shut down the Gators entirely. The only reason Florida stayed in the game is that the Gators were good at exactly one thing: exploiting Alabama turnovers.

Nobody really expected Florida to win this game, but then again nobody expected this to be a major blowout. In isolation this loss does not look bad, but when juxtaposed with the poor performance against Kentucky, the future does not bode well for Will Muschamp. I will give Muschamp exactly one more game–against Tennessee–before I join the “Fire Will Muschamp” bandwagon.

Team Stat Comparison

FLA

ALA

1st Downs 11 28
3rd down efficiency
2-13 12-16
4th down efficiency
0-1 0-1
Total Yards 200 645
Passing 93 449
Comp-Att
9-28 24-35
Yards per pass
3.3 12.8
Rushing 107 223
Rushing Attempts
27 52
Yards per rush
4.0 4.3
Penalties 5-36 11-80
Turnovers 3 4
Fumbles lost
1 3
Interceptions thrown
2 1
Possession 20:44 39:16

Notes:

  • Alabama is now 24-14 all-time against Florida (7-6 since 1993), holding a 8-5 edge in games played in Tuscaloosa.
  • Alabama has won four-straight against Florida, outscoring it 143-33 since 2009.
  • Florida and Alabama have each won three national titles since 1996, though the Gators have won seven SEC Championships to the Tide’s four since the game started in 1992 and have gone head-to-head in seven of the 22 SEC Championships contested. Not that it is likely now, but until more SEC games are played, Florida could still get a rematch against Alabama in the SEC championship in 2014. Recommendation: do not bet money on that happening.

Related:

  • Week 1, Florida Gators 0, Idaho Vandals 0 (0-0, 0-0)
  • Week 2, Florida Gators 65, Eastern Michigan Eagles 0 (1-0, 0-0)
  • Week 3, Florida Gators 36, Kentucky Wildcats 30 (2-0, 1-0)
  • Week 4, Alabama Crimson Tide 42, Florida Gators 14 (2-1, 1-1)
  • Week 5, bye week
  • Week 6, Florida Gators 10, Tennessee Volunteers 9 (3-1, 2-1)
  • Week 7, LSU Tigers 27, Florida Gators 30 (3-2, 2-2)
  • Week 8, Missouri Tigers 42, Florida Gators 13 (3-3, 2-3)
  • Week 9, bye week
  • Week 10, Florida Gators 38, #11 Georgia Bulldogs 20 (4-3, 3-3)
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