Alabama football’s report card vs. the Florida Gators

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Alabama football’s report card vs. Florida Gators

Quarterbacks: B+

Bryce Young has played on the road, but this is his first true start in a hostile environment. Florida wanted to rattle him, and he had little experience with how to handle that.

This was also the opportunity for him to have a Heisman moment. His stats were weak against Mercer, but he had a good enough game against Miami to be the frontrunner heading into this week. The Heisman is truly won at the end of the season, but this was an opportunity for Young to step up as the clear frontrunner as we head into conference play.

Young made a few mental mistakes, but he had an overall good game. Getting Florida on their heels early was crucial. It stole all the momentum in a hostile environment.

When Bryce Young plays, you see that he still needs to develop. However, there is no doubt that he has what it takes to be an elite quarterback for Alabama football. He had some bad passes, but he was also very accurate on his touchdown passes. He just needs to be more consistent.

Kicker: A

Will Reichard missed his first kick since 2019 last week. He was perfect this week, which is why Alabama won. The missed extra point by Florida kept them from keeping up. That consistency from Reichard saved the Tide.

Punter: P

It was another solid punting performance. There was nothing specific that Alabama did wrong on punts, and they added hangtime to punts this week. He’ll get a P for pass, or for punter.

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Alabama technically passed this week, but they have to improve if they want to repeat as national champions.