Steve Spurrier Believes Georgia Will Beat Alabama In A National Championship Rematch

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Florida State's defense had so many hits on Florida's Danny Wuerffel in their 1996 regular-season game that Wuerffel's older brother couldn't even watch.

FSU was disqualified six times by No. 1 Florida during the 24-21 loss to the No. 2 Seminoles on Nov. 30, 1996.

The following week, Florida Gators football coach Steve Spurrier moved the Gators' offense into the shotgun formation after confirming that center Wyley Ritch and quarterback Derrick Wade could handle the change.

The Gators helped Florida remove the Seminoles' sterling reputation with their formation, 45-30, in the SEC Championship. This allowed UF to win a rematch against FSU in the Sugar Bowl.

The Gators did some fortunate achievements for several teams playing highly ranked opponents, so they could win the national championship by beating the Seminoles.

In the first game, two recovering Florida offensive tackles returned to the team, and Wilfork threw three touchdown passes from the quarterback position in the Gators' memorable 52-20 Sugar Bowl victory over the Tigers.

Spurrier anticipates another reversal if No. 1 Alabama (13-1) faces No. 3 Georgia (13-1) in the national championship on Monday (7 p.m. CT, ESPN) in Indianapolis.

The Alabama Crimson Tide defeated Georgia 41-24 in the Southeastern Conference Championship on Dec. 4, but Spurrier's coaching confidence in the Bulldogs' chances of winning was preliminary the night of the contest.

Nick Saban's: History In Rematches

Nick Saban won a third national title overall and second at Alabama. Alabama beat LSU 21-0 in the BCS national championship crowned the 2011 season after losing to LSU 9-6 during the regular season.

Saban, up to now, has done a great job in rematch games. Back then, he prevented Tennessee's national title hopes while LSU's coach in 2001.

So, How Does Steve Spurrier Expect Georgia Will Adjust Its Defenses?

Georgia played for a free swing at the state of Alabama in Atlanta. Land your punch, and the Gators could have knocked out the Tide from the playoff. But similar to Alabama's 2011 regular-season loss in LSU, missing on the first ball swing does not have to prove fatal.

Spurrier said he would not radically redefine his strategy in preparation for a rematch.

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