SEC rematch and the matchup everyone expected

By  | 

ATLANTA (AP) - Back in those dog days of August, when the
players were just reporting for two-a-days and no school is beyond
dreaming of a title, this was the game everyone has circled on the
schedule.

Before anyone had taken a snap, Florida and Alabama had already
been penciled in for a rematch in the Southeastern Conference
championship game. Well here they are, having survived the gauntlet
of 12 grueling games apiece and three months of expectations,
scrutiny and pressure with not one slip-up between them.

The Gators vs. the Crimson Tide. No. 1 vs. No. 2. The game
EVERYONE wanted to see.