Stephen A. Smith busts out laughing at idea of Florida keeping it close against Alabama
Each of Alabama’s first 10 wins have been decided by 17 or more points. The Crimson Tide have rolled through their SEC competition, making easy work of most of those teams along the way.
Now, Alabama is set to face Florida in the SEC Championship Game on Saturday. And while the Tide may be headed for the College Football Playoff either way, they’re looking to win their second SEC title in three seasons after not even making it to the conference championship game last season.
It’s possible that the Gators will give the Crimson Tide their closest game of the season thus far. But not everybody feels that it will be a competitive matchup, including ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith.
During an appearance on “First Take” on Friday, Smith was asked if he thinks Florida will keep it close against Alabama. Smith then responded by laughing to what he believed was a “funny question”:
ROLLLLL TIDDDEEEEEE pic.twitter.com/jZ8W6N2zz0
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) December 18, 2020
Although Alabama is favored to win, Florida is better than many of the teams that the Tide have faced earlier in the season. The Gators are led by quarterback Kyle Trask, one of the front-runners for the Heisman Trophy, and they had been rolling before their home loss to LSU last week.
Still, it makes sense why Smith believes Alabama is going to win, as it is the popular pick to do so. The Crimson Tide are the No. 1 team in the country for a reason, and they appear poised to enter the CFP with an unbeaten record.
Alabama and Florida are set to kick off at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on CBS.