Game Preview: No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide vs No. 11 Florida Gators

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Alabama Crimson Tide Players to Watch

QB Bryce Young

Young has been outstanding in his first two starts under center for the Crimson Tide completing 70.8% of his passes for 571 yards and seven touchdowns. One thing to watch this week however is Young potentially running the ball more, as he has only done that four times this season.

LB Christian Harris

Harris is tied for the team lead with 13 total tackles through the first two games, as well as leading the team with six solo tackles. Harris totaled two sacks against the Gators last season, and already has one through the first two games this season.

WR Jameson Williams

Alabama’s current leader in receiving yards, Williams has totaled 157 yards and two touchdowns on seven receptions so far this season. Dating back to last season at Ohio State, Williams has a touchdown in three of his last four games.

OLB Will Anderson Jr

Alabama’s best pass rusher, Anderson suffered an injury last week against Mercer, and is unsure if he will play at the moment. If Anderson is unavailable to play, expect Drew Sanders, Chris Braswell, and Dallas Turner to feature at outside linebacker.

WR John Metchie III

Metchie leads the team with 11 receptions for 146 yards and a touchdown. In last seasons matchup against the Gators, Metchie caught four passes for 62 yards.

DT Phidarian Mathis

The senior leads the Crimson Tide with two sacks, as well as collecting eight tackles through the first two games this season. Mathis appears set for a massive breakout season as arguably Alabama’s top interior pass rusher.

LB Henry To’o To’o

To’o To’o leads the Crimson Tide with 13 total tackles on the season. The Tennessee transfer has 16 combined tackles in his career against the Gators, and could be in store for another big game here.

RB Brian Robinson Jr

Robinson leads the Crimson Tide in rushing this season with 22 carries for 130 yards and a touchdown. While Alabama uses multiple running backs, the experienced senior could be relied-on often in this game.

K Will Reichard

Despite missing his first kick in 15 games last weekend, Reichard is a perfect 11/11 on extra points, as well as 5/6 on field goals. Don’t be surprised if Reichard plays a big role in this matchup.

RB Trey Sanders

Sanders has enjoyed a strong start to the season rushing for 71 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries. Don’t be surprised if we start to see more of Sanders in the backfield going forward, starting this week.