Alabama vs. Florida Week 3 Prediction
SEC rivals clash at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Saturday when No. 11 Florida hosts No. 1 Alabama at 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS. With the total sitting at 60 points, will this conference clash safely go over that number?
143 Alabama Crimson Tide (-14.5) at 144 Florida Gators (+14.5); o/u 60
3:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, September 18, 20201
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville, FL
Alabama Crimson Tide Game Notes
Alabama freshman QB Bryce Young has been named National Quarterback of the Week by the Davey O'Brien Foundation. Young (6'0/194) being given a national honor in the aftermath of his first start comes as no surprise, as the freshman was lights out in the Crimson Tide's 44-13 thrashing of Miami. Young completed 27-of-38 passes for 344 yards and four touchdowns, with the yardage and TD totals setting new records for the most in an Alabama quarterback's debut. "I was really impressed with the way he played in the game, the poise that he played with, the command that he had," HC Nick Saban said of Young after the win. "He kind of took what the defense gave and really directed the offense in a really positive way. And when we had opportunities to make plays on third down and a couple other explosive plays, he certainly did a great job in getting the ball to the right guy in the right time in the right place. So I was really pleased."
Florida Gators Game Notes
Florida HC Dan Mullen says QBs Emory Jones and Anthony Richardson "know the plan" heading into Saturday's game against No. 1 Alabama. "They know what we have scheduled going into the game," Mullen said. Mullen has thus far publicly stuck with Jones (2/4 TD/INT ratio) as QB1 despite the quarterback's early-season struggles and the exploits of his nominal backup Anthony Richardson. Richardson has rushed for 275 yards and two TD through two games. He's currently nursing a hamstring injury but is expected to be fine for Saturday's game.
Alabama vs. Florida Week 3 Betting Prediction
The over is 5-0 in the last five meetings between these two teams and has cashed in four of the last five meetings in Florida. The over is also 12-3 in the Crimson Tide’s last 15 games played in the month of September, is 7-3-1 in their last 11 games versus an opponent with a winning record and is 14-6-1 in their last 21 games coming off a win of more than 20 points. On the other side, the over is 4-1 in the Gators’ last five games as an underdog, is 8-3 in their last 11 games coming off a win and is 20-9 in their last 29 home games versus a team with a winning road record.
College Football Week 3 Prediction: ALABAMA/FLORIDA OVER 60