Alabama 38, Florida 10
|Close %||82.5%||STANDARD DOWNS|
|Field Position %||48.5%||25.0%||Success Rate||54.2%||21.4%|
|Close Success Rate||47.4%||21.4%||Success Rate||40.0%||16.7%|
|Close Success Rate||53.1%||5.6%||Turnover Pts||0.0||7.6|
|Close PPP||0.42||0.05||Turnover Pts Margin||+7.6||-7.6|
|Line Yards/carry||3.30||0.45||Q1 S&P||1.021||1.078|
|Close Success Rate||40.0%||33.3%|
|Close PPP||0.27||0.44||1st Down S&P||0.784||0.579|
|Close S&P||0.666||0.770||2nd Down S&P||0.814||0.096|
|SD/PD Sack Rate||0.0% / 0.0%||8.3% / 14.3%||3rd Down S&P||1.190||0.505|
|Projected Pt. Margin: Alabama +22.5 | Actual Pt. Margin: Alabama +28|
- I mentioned before the game (and I was by no means alone in this sentiment) that Florida needed two things to have a chance to win: a) land a couple of haymakers and b) succeed to at least some small degree with their base plays. They succeeded on (a), scoring on a 65-yard bomb 19 seconds into the game. But (b) was a complete and total failure. A 5.6% rushing success rate is about as low as you will ever see, and if you are one-dimensional against Alabama, you are going to get mauled. Chris Rainey and Jeffery Demps: 14 carries, four yards.
- With Trent Richardson and that defense, I'm not sure it matters, but I'm less and less impressed with Alabama's passing game. Florida has a very strong pass defense, but ... Richardson is the No. 2 target, and Marquise Maze is only averaging 6.6 yards per target, a very low total for a No. 1 target.
- That said, the passing game was just good enough to convert some passing downs and extend drives. And that's probably as good as it needs to be.
- Oh, Trent Richardson. If the line is going to be clearing that much space, he'll be a Heisman finalist.
- It is pretty difficult to hold a team to a negative S&P, even for one quarter. 'Bama pulled it off in Q4.