Paul Finebaum predicts Alabama blowout win over Florida
Can Florida hang with Alabama on Saturday and potentially pull off an upset? SEC Network’s Paul Finebaum doesn’t think so.
On Thursday, Finebaum joined AL.com’s Mark Heim on WNSP 105.5 to discuss this week’s marquee SEC matchup between the No. 1 Crimson Tide and No. 11 Gators. And while there are some who seem to think Florida could make this a competitive game, Finebaum doesn’t see it unfolding that way.
“I really don’t think this will be a fourth-quarter game,” Finebaum told Heim. “I don’t think Florida’s in the same category as Alabama.”
Finebaum went on to add that he believes the Crimson Tide will go to Gainesville and “blow the opposition out.”
If Alabama plays the way it has against Florida in recent years, then Finebaum will be right. The Crimson Tide have won 7 consecutive meetings with the Gators, the past 3 coming in the SEC Championship Game. That includes last year, when Alabama beat Florida, 52-46, to win the conference title.
Both teams are 2-0 to open the 2021 season. Alabama has earned wins over Miami and Mercer, while Florida has defeated Florida Atlantic and South Florida.
Alabama and Florida are set to kick off on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS.