Game of the Week: Florida battles 'Bama for berth in BCS title game
The final weekend of the regular season is sure to be filled with drama. Texas must clear one more hurdle (Nebraska's stingy defense) to secure a spot in the national title game. Cincinnati must stave off upset-minded Pitt to earn its second straight BCS berth. Georgia Tech must stop the bleeding -- and Clemson's
But for all that intrigue, the SEC Championship Game is the main attraction. It's No. 1 vs. No. 2; the final stop on a season-long collision course. And, oh yeah, the winner earns a trip to Pasadena.
Florida has overcome that weakness by riding the run, but considering Alabama allows just 77 rushing yards per game, the Gators will have to keep the Tide honest. To do that, they'll turn to their most dynamic pass-catcher, Hernandez, a wideout in a tight end's body who will draw a linebacker or safety.
Some are speculating "The Drive" (apologies,
Ingram registered his worst performance of the year last week, running for 30 yards against Auburn and sustaining a hip bruise. Tebow, meanwhile, has picked up steam of late (16 touchdowns in his last five games), but hasn't yet delivered a defining game.
One game can't win a Heisman, but with the implications so high, and the opposing defenses so strong (both squads are top-three units nationally), this one could be a huge boost.
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Not much separates these two contenders. They both boast elite defenses and lean on potent running games, but Alabama has gamebreaking wideout
This column, by definition, seeks to highlight the prime matchup each week of the season. But it doesn't feel quite right to shine all the light on the SEC title game when so many other teams are still battling for BCS berths. In that spirit, we present four more mini breakdowns: