Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Irresistible Force Paradox: Alabama/Florida

What happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object? Come Saturday night in Gainesville…that question will have to be answered.

The Alabama Crimson Tide and the Florida Gators have two of the best rushing offenses, rushing defenses, and total defenses in all of college football.

Under the bright lights of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, a “clash of the titans” will commence.

Florida Ground Attack

The Florida Gators have the 10th best rushing offense in the nation led by Jeff Demps and Chris Rainey. The UF ground attack averages 259 yards per contest.

The duo of Demps and Rainey combined for 262 yards rushing Saturday night at Kentucky. Florida as a team rushed for 405 yards against the overmatched Wildcats.

Gator rushing threats…

*Rushing Stats Only*

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Alabama Ground Attack

Led by Heisman hopeful Trent Richardson and his capable sidekick Eddie Lacy, the Alabama Crimson Tide currently average 230 yards rushing per game. ‘Bama currently ranks 19th as a team in total rushing offense.

Crimson Tide rushing threats…

*Rushing Stats Only*

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Florida Rush Defense/Total Defense

Florida currently ranks fifth in the nation in rush defense, only allowing a total of 56 yards per game.

In respect to the team aspect, the Gators only allow 231 yards per contest which also puts them fifth in the nation.

Alabama Rush Defense/Total Defense

The Alabama defense is ranked third in the nation against the run, only giving up an average of 45 yards per game.

The Nick Saban and Kirby Smart led effort currently rank second in the nation in respect to team defense, only allowing the opposition 184 yards per contest.

Fortitude Wins

When “iron will” meets “iron will” something has to give.

The “art” and importance of running the football coupled with solid defense has not been lost on Alabama or Florida.

However, when it comes to art, a good frame can’t hide a bad painting.

The true “artist” will be revealed on Saturday…

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