SEC Championship Game
4 pm ET | Georgia Dome – Atlanta, GA
#1 Alabama (12-0, 8-0 SEC) vs. #15 Florida (8-3, 6-2 SEC)
Florida’s best offense in this game will be its defense. Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts played more like a freshman in the first half of the Auburn game last week, but it was not enough to hurt the Tide. What if Florida’s great secondary can get two free interceptions this week similar to what Auburn got in the first half of the Iron Bowl? Could the Gators take one of them back for a touchdown? If they do, would it be enough?
What if the Gators return a punt for touchdown like they did in last year’s game to go along with the pick six? That would be 14 potential points. Let’s add an offensive touchdown and two field goals to make things interesting. That is 27 points. That would be one heck of a showing for the Gators in all three phases of the game.
So, rather than predict the final score of the 2016 SEC Championship Game, I give you the above best-case scenario for Florida. In this scenario the Gators score 27 points. Will the manner in which Florida gets those 27 points cause enough misfortune on Alabama’s sideline and swing enough momentum to the Gators to get the win?
There you have it. We are giving Florida 27 points. Will a Florida team with a really good defense win the SEC Championship with 27 points? If I could give 27 points to any team in the SEC to beat Alabama, Florida would be my first, second, and third choice.
YOU PICK THE FINAL: Alabama ??, Florida 27