Alabama vs.Florida

  Date: 12/4/1999  
  Score: 34-7  
  Alabama vs. Florida For the fifth time in the 8 years since the SEC split into two divisions the Alabama Crimson Tide face the Florida Gators in the SEC championship game. Many critics thought the victory on the swamp earlier in the season was a fluke and that the gators would stomp all over Alabama. This however was far from the truth. The Crimson Tide defense intercepted the ball four times (one for a touchdown), held Florida to just 6 total first downs and no third down conversions, and to just 114 yards of total offense winning the game in convincing fashion 34-7. Florida did score first however with a 3 yard touchdown. In the second quarter, the Crimson Tide took over and never looked back. Ryan Pflugner kicked three field goals in this impressive win, two of them in the second quarter. With less than one minute remaining in the half Andrew Zow connected with Jason McAddley on a 27 yard pass play to give Alabama a 12-7 halftime advantage. The second half belonged to the Tide. Pflugner started the half's scoring with his third field goal. In the fourth quarter Freddie Milons scored on a 77 yard run and Reggie Grimes intercepted a Florida pass bringing it back 38 yards. Shaun Alexander added a touchdown late in the game on a 7 yard run to give Alabama the win and a birth in the Orange Bowl to face an always tough Michigan team. The 1999 squad finished the season with a 10-3 record, as SEC champions, and with an appearance in the Orange Bowl for coach Mike Dubose.