Florida Football: 3 reasons the Gators will upset Alabama in Week 3

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Kyle Trask, Kyle Pitts, and Kadarius Toney were present the last time Florida football met Alabama in one of the most intriguing matchups in the country.

Now, the Gators are without all three of those stars and the offense could have a tough time moving the ball against the Crimson Tide in Week 3, but hosting the No. 1 team in the country could make things more interesting.

Just about everyone is picking Alabama to win this game, but I’m not so sure.

Here’s why I believe the Gators will pull off the upset of the No. 1 Crimson Tide on Saturday afternoon in Gainesville.

3. Florida will make Alabama one-dimensional

Alabama has one of the best young quarterbacks in college football but the Crimson Tide’s running game hasn’t quite been up to standards. Sure, they’re averaging about 150 yards per game on the ground, but Florida’s run defense has been great this year, allowing just 100 rushing yards per contest. Something’s got to give.

Bryce Young is going to be relied upon heavily and I think he’s going to have a big day for the Crimson Tide. I think he’ll be somewhere in the ballpark of 300-350 passing yards, but the run game won’t give him much assistance.

The Crimson Tide’s offense will become one-dimensional because Florida will force them to rely on Young for just about everything. The Gators will take away the run and force the Crimson Tide to beat them through the air.

Being one-dimensional will work against Alabama late in the game.

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