Florida coach Dan Mullen is attempting to defeat No. 1 Alabama for the first time in 10 games.
Alabama coach Nick Saban will visit Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, known as “The Swamp,” for the first time since 2011. The Crimson Tide will look to extend their 30-game winning streak against SEC opponents, including an unbeaten 6-0 record in SEC championship games.
Bryce Young is an electric leader for the Crimson Tide, completing 46 of 65 passes for 571 with seven TDs in two games, and is expected to tear up the Gators’ defense. Anthony Richardson and Emory Jones are currently alternating quarterbacks for Florida, but Jones is expected to start on Saturday. In the Gators’ first two games, Jones completed 31 of 49 passes with two touchdowns and four interceptions.
Although Mullen is currently 5-6 against ranked teams with the Gators, he faces the familiar challenge of defeating Saban and the Crimson Tide. Florida previously faced Alabama in the SEC 2020 Championship game, but they allowed the Crimson Tide to escape with a 52-46 victory and continue on their way to becoming back-to-back national champions.
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Updates will be added around kick-off time, 3:30 p.m. ET.
5:00 p.m .: Drew Sanders takes a big hit on Gamble to force the Gators to come back third and a 23-yard long. Florida can’t finish for the first down and punters to give Alabama the ball just inside the 10.
4:58: Jones rounds off wide receiver Rick Wells for a completion and a 26-yard run to put the Gators in midfield.
4:55: The Gators’ Bretton Cox sacked Bryce Young to fend off Crimson Tide to third and 12th. The Gators defense made another save to force Alabama to replay at 31.
4:52: TOUCHDOWN FLORIDA. Running back Malik Davis stumbles into the end zone with defenders squeezing their feet to give the Gators their first touchdown with 6:34 left in the half. Alabama leads 21-9.
4:48: Emory Jones rushes the ball to the middle, but can’t complete the first down. The Gators are aiming for fourth place at Alabama 41.
4:45 p.m .: Gators’ CB Kaiir Elam fell and was apparently limping off the field after blocking a pass intended for Alabama wide receiver John Metchie. Crimson Tide’s punts after the game.
4:40: The Alligators are forced to kick, giving Alabama possession of their own 30 minutes with just under 10 minutes left in the half.
4:35: Young tries to get rid of the ball and is called in for an intentional ground. Alabama punter James Burnip took a 48-yard punt that landed the ball on the Gators’ 21.
4:33: Dan Mullen calls for a time out for the Gators before the fourth down. Jones’ pass is tilted and falls to force a turnaround on the lows to their own 37.
First Quarter: Alabama 21, Florida 3
4:22: TOUCHDOWN ALABAMA. Young completed a pass to Brian Robinson to run into the end zone for a seven-yard touchdown. The extra kick gives the Crimson Tide a comfortable 21-3 lead.
4:20: Young finds Jameson Williams to pick up a small win and puts Alabama in seventh.
4:16: Drew Sanders rushes Emory Jones as he lets go, and Jalyn Armor-Davis intercepts the attempted pass. Alabama takes over from the ’38 Gators.
4:12: Florida returns the kickoff in the end zone to start the race on their own 25 with just over three minutes to go in the first quarter.
4:10: TOUCHDOWN ALABAMA. Young completed a 26-yard pass to Jahleel Billingsley, knocking him out of the doghouse for a touchdown. After the additional point, Alabama extends 14-3 lead.
4:08: Bryce Young makes back-to-back completions at McClellan, giving Crimson Tide another first loss at Florida 39.
4:05: The Gators’ Jeremiah Moon takes a loss tackle to push the Crimson Tide to third and seventh. A pass interference call against Florida on the next play gives the Crimson Tide another first try.
4:02: Jameson Williams returns the kickoff into the end zone for the Crimson Tide, allowing Alabama to start training at their own 25.
4:00 p.m .: FIELD GOAL IN FLORIDA. Florida kicker Chris Howard completes a 25-yard field goal to put the Gators on the board, but Alabama leads 7-3.
3:58: Dan Mullen calls for a time out for the Gators on the Alabama eight-yard line, trying to score in the fourth and six runs with just over seven minutes left in the first quarter.
3:54: Emory Jones throws to Kemore Gamble for a 21-yard completion, then takes off on a spinning motion for another six gain. Alabama couriers are struggling to stop the offensive momentum.
3:50 p.m .: Florida returns the kick to put Emory Jones and the Gators attack at 27 to start their first drive.
3:43: TOUCHDOWN ALABAMA. The Gators’ Tre’Vez Johnson missed a critical tackle that saw Jase McClellan dive into the end zone for a touchdown. Alabama ends their first try with an early 7-0 lead.
3:40 p.m .: The game’s delay is called against Alabama on the third down, forcing a five-yard penalty. Young completes a pass to Anderson Williams to make the first down for the Crimson Tide.
3:36: Following a pass interference call against the Gators, the Crimson Tide continued their run to 40.
3:34: Bryce Young leads the Alabama offensive to start with his own 25 first.
3:32: Florida wins the toss and defers, Alabama starts with possession.
3.30 p.m .: Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson is shown doing backflips during warm-ups before kickoff.
Start time Alabama vs Florida
- Dated: saturday 18 sept.
- To start up: 3:30 p.m. ET
Alabama vs Florida is scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, September 18. The Gators will host the Crimson Tide at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, known as “The Swamp”.
How to watch Alabama vs. Florida
- TV channel (national): SCS
- Direct: CBS Sports, fuboTV
Brad Nessler (play-by-play) and Gary Danielson (analyst) will call the game from the booth, with Jamie Erdahl as the sideline reporter.
2021 Alabama Football Schedule
|September 4||Alabama 44, Miami 13||–|
|September 11th||Alabama 48, Mercer 14||–|
|September 18||in Florida||3:30 p.m.|
|September 25||vs Miss South||7:30 p.m.|
|October 2||against Ole Miss||To be determined|
|October 9||at Texas A&M||To be determined|
|October 16||in the state of Mississippi||To be determined|
|23 october||against Tennessee||To be determined|
|October 30||Bye||N / A|
|November 6||vs LSU||To be determined|
|November 13||against the State of New Mexico||To be determined|
|November 20||against Arkansas||To be determined|
|November 27||in Auburn||To be determined|
Florida football schedule 2021
|September 4||Florida 35, FAU 14||–|
|September 11th||Florida 42, USF 20||–|
|September 18||against Alabama||3:30 p.m.|
|September 25||against Tennessee||7:00 p.m.|
|October 2||in Kentucky||To be determined|
|October 9||against Vanderbilt||To be determined|
|October 16||at LSU||To be determined|
|23 october||Bye||N / A|
|October 30||against Georgia||To be determined|
|November 6||in South Carolina||To be determined|
|November 13||against Samford||To be determined|
|November 20||in missouri||To be determined|
|November 27||against the state of Florida||To be determined|