Mark Ingram scored two touchdowns, C.J. Mosley returned an interception 35 yards for a touchdown and the top-ranked Crimson Tide overwhelmed No. 7 Florida 31-6 on Saturday night.
Round 2 this season between the last two national champions could come in Atlanta at the SEC title game. Alabama (5-0, 2-0) certainly looked like a team on its way to another championship season.
In front of a 101,821 at a blaring Bryant-Denny Stadium, coach Nick Saban's Tide rolled to a 24-0 lead in the second quarter, behind Ingram's two short TD runs and a defense that was buzzing around the ball.
After the Gators (4-1, 2-1) chipped it down to 24-6, Mosley picked off a short pass in the middle of the field by a hurried John Brantley, racing to the end zone for a score that all but wrapped up Alabama's 19th straight victory with 6:10 left in the third quarter.
Alabama's defense knocked around Brantley and stymied a Florida offense that looked as if it had found some answers last week in a 48-14 victory against Kentucky.
Against Dont'a Hightower, Courtney Upshaw and the Tide, and with leading rusher Jeff Demps playing with a sore foot, the Gators couldn't get into the end zone and committed four turnovers.
Brantley passed for 202 yards with two interceptions, and while he was only sacked once, he took several hard shots.
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