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Speculation has it that even if Alabama does not beat Florida to win the SEC Championship, the Crimson Tide could still earn a spot in the third annual College Football Playoff. Keith Tkachuk Jersey .But dont suggest that to Tide coach Nick Saban.Thats certainly not the mindset that we want, Saban said. This is a big game for us. Its an opportunity to win the SEC championship, which to me is a very, very significant accomplishment. We hold that in very high esteem, having the opportunity to do that, having the ability to do it, having the ability to play for it.The Tide (12-0, 8-0 SEC) and Gators (8-3, 6-2 SEC) will clash at 4 p.m. ET Saturday in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, with CBS cameras catching the action.Alabamas players are locked into Sabans way of thinking.You dont ever want to lose really, Tide tight end O.J. Howard said. You dont want to have to let the season come down to the committee choosing what your stakes are. We just have to take care of business on the field ourselves and we can control our destiny.Alabama, No. 1 in this weeks College Football Playoff rankings, has a chance to become the first team to win three straight SEC championships since Florida won four from 1993 to 1996. Alabama made the College Football Playoff both years with a loss, and the Tide lost a game in three of their four national championship seasons as well.You all want to put everything on the playoffs, man. Thats all you care about, Saban said. You dont care about bowl games, you dont care about any teams in the country that arent in the playoffs. I dont know. If we dont win this game, maybe we throw a stink bomb out there, maybe we dont get in the playoffs. I dont know. You guys have all the answers to that, but I dont.All I know is that if we play and we play well, we control our destiny in terms of what we do. So Id really rather not have any more questions about Is it OK to lose this game? Its never OK to lose a game.With an offense that is producing nearly 40 points and 480 yards a game led by freshman quarterback Jalen Hurts (20 touchdown passes, 12 rushing touchdowns, 2,454 yards passing, 840 rushing) and running back Damien Harris (897 yards rushing), the Tide is expected to roll over a Florida defensive unit that is could have seven starters out with injuries.End Jordan Sherit, injured in last weeks loss to Florida State, is the latest addition to a list that features end Bryan Cox Jr., linebackers Jarrad Davis and Alex Anzalone and safeties Nick Washington and Marcus Maye. They could be joined by linebacker Daniel McMillian and safety Duke Washington, who are day-to-day.The problems are multiplied with the difficulties the Gators have moving the ball with an offense that ranks 13th out of 14 teams in the SEC and averages 352.7 yards a game rushing and passing.Backup quarterback Austin Appleby likely will start with injured starter Luke Del Rio available on a limited basis against an Alabama defense that has held opponents to national lows of 68.7 yards a game rushing and 246.8 yards a game in total offense.But Gators coach Jim McElwain isnt conceding anything.I dont look at it as mismatch, he said. I look at it as a great opportunity. Thats part of the chess match.Still, the Gators have scored just 29 points over their last two games and failed to score an offensive touchdown last week in a 31-13 loss to Florida State.Weve got to get the ball in our playmakers hands in space and allow them to be able to make plays, McElwain said.The game is a rematch of last seasons SEC title game, which Alabama won 29-15. This will be the ninth time they have played for the championship since the league split into two divisions in 1992. They have split the previous eight meetings 4-4.It means a lot to be able to be in this ballgame, McElwain said. This is one of those weekends where a lot of teams arent playing. Its an honor to be representing the East. Cheap Jets Jerseys . Newcastle dominated in the early stages but City weathered the storm and then raised its game in extra time. 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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Before the season started, Illinois coach Lovie Smith said he saw all he needed to know about his new quarterback, Wes Lunt, when he watched game film from last years comeback win over Nebraska.Lunt led the Illini to two fourth quarter touchdowns and a 14-13 upset, one of the teams two Big Ten victories in 2015.Now, as the Illini (1-2) get ready to head to Lincoln to take on the No. 15 Cornhuskers (4-0, 1-0 Big Ten), the coaching staff sounds less sure about Lunt. They are looking for more from the fifth-year senior -- in both offensive production and the kind of intangibles that have not been part of Lunts game.Smith talked immediately after the 34-10 loss to Western Michigan about wanting to see Lunt get the ball downfield more and make better decisions.But this week, offensive coordinator Garrick McGee talked at length about what he hasnt seen from Lunt.Ive talked to him a lot about the one thing thats lacking or he needs to move forward is just a little more passion, a little more intensity, the ability to just completely lay it on the line for your team and have everyone see that the quarterback is going to be diving and jumping and hes going to be emotionally invested in the game and hes going to compete like crazy, McGee said, before adding, Run when you have to run.Lunt said he is well aware of where the offense has come up short and his role in it, particularly in the teams loss to Western Michigan .I just think I hold myself to a higher standard -- you know, expect to complete every pass, expect to make good decisions with the football, put us in good siituations and just continue to get better and be a leader for the team, he said. Shawn Matthias Jersey. But Lunt has openly talked this season about his own quiet nature, the fact that the one time he recalls openly yelling at a teammate in high school he immediately regretted it. And he has not been a running quarterback. Lunt is not fast and has a history of injuries. Officially, he has carried the ball 12 times this season for minus-43 yards. Eight of those have been sacks.While both Smith and McGee talked this week about the dimensions a running quarterback like Nebraskas Tommy Armstrong adds to an offense and how tough that can be to defend, Lunt is unlikely to add much to a run game that wilted against Western Michigan. The Illini rushed for 3 yards.Backup quarterback Chayce Crouch is a better runner. McGee, though, says he is not considering a change at quarterback.I believe in Wes, he said.McGee, who was a college quarterback, says there is far more to the position than the strong arm Lunt is known for.Hes the one that signed up to be the quarterback, and hes been the quarterback his whole life. Hes won state championships here in the state, McGee said. Now youre the captain of the team. So theres a lot of responsibility that goes a long with that.---Follow David Mercer on Twitter: (at)davidmercerAP---Online: Associated Press college football coverage: http://collegefootball.ap.org/---This story has been corrected to show Illinois had two Big Ten wins in 2015. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '