Alabama has won 18 consecutive games, 28 consecutive regular season games, 17 consecutive Southeastern Conference games, and 16 consecutive home games, but there is no presumption the Crimson Tide can make it two consecutive wins over the Florida Gators.
Alabama is ranked number one in the nation and Florida is number seven. The Crimson Tide and Gators meet at 2:30 p.m. CDT Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium (101,821) in Tuscaloosa in a match-up of the last two national champions (Florida in 2008, Bama in 2009) and of the last two SEC Championship Game contestants.
Here are five reasons Alabama will continue its victories streak:
1. Actually two reasons, Mark Ingram (the 2009 Heisman Trophy winner) and Trent Richardson. The top two tailbacks at Alabama are the top two in the SEC and almost certainly are the top two on any one team. The mantra of college football is you have to be able to run and you have to be able to stop the run. Alabama can, Florida probably can