Can Florida stop Henry?

SEC Championship: Alabama, Derrick Henry face stingy Florida run defense

Derrick Henry is the Heisman Trophy favorite by a wide margin. Will he continue to run wild when No. 2 Alabama meets No. 18 Florida in the SEC Championship?

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According to oddsmakers at, Alabama is the clear favorite in this game, as the Crimson Tide are getting odds of -17.5 points against the Gators. The over/under total for the game has been set at 40 points. These two meet today at 4PM ET from the Georgia Dome. The game airs live on CBS.

Henry has been the catalyst for Alabama (11-1, 7-5 ATS) all season. The Tide have the 28th-ranked rushing attack this season at 206.2 yards per game. Henry has 1,797 yards rushing and 22 touchdowns this season, both of which are best in the nation. Those stats are why Henry is currently a -700 favorite to win the Heisman Trophy next week. His over/under total for rushing yards in today’s game has been set at 157.5 yards.

Today, Henry meets up with a physical Florida (10-2, 7-5 ATS) defense that ranks fifth nationally in total defense (283.6 ypg) and eighth in rushing defense (111.9 ypg). There were two times Florida struggled against the run. One was against Tennessee, in which the Vols had 254 yards with a pair of 100-yard runners. The second occurrence is when it gave up 180 yards to LSU’s Leonard Fournette.

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