Alabama ends the regular season with a perfect record. And remains Number 1 in the nation!:
Already No. 1 in the nation, Alabama emphatically reclaimed the premier spot in the state by overwhelming bitter rival Auburn 36-0 on Saturday to end a six-year Iron Bowl losing streak and fashion the biggest margin in the series in 46 years.
Hell Yeah! Next up, the Gators.
The dominant win set the stage for Alabama (12-0, 8-0 Southeastern Conference) to face No. 4 Florida in the league championship game with a berth in the BCS national title game on the line.
Not much time to celebrate with Florida on the horizon. The SEC Championship game is next Saturday in Atlanta. This might be some good news for the Tide:
Gators all-everything playmaker Percy Harvin sprained his ankle during the second quarter of a 45-15 victory over rival Florida State today.
According to this story by the St. Petersburg Times, Harvin left Florida's locker room on crutches and with a boot on his right foot.
I hate to see anyone injured but I'll make an exception in this case. It's a minor injury after all and if Harvin misses the game, or is not 100%, it could make a pretty big difference in the game:
Harvin plays both running back and wide receiver for the potent Gators offense. He entered this weekend as the SEC's leader in scoring (nine points per game) with eight rushing touchdowns and seven receiving touchdowns.
Alabama and Florida have faced each other in the championship game five times. Bama has won two of those games. Time to even up that record.