ATLANTA (AP) - Mark Ingram and Greg McElroy sliced up the fearsome Florida defense in Alabama's 32-13 win as Tim Tebow finally met his match, no matter how hard he tried to fire up his teammates.
With an emphatic chomping of the Gators on Saturday, the Crimson Tide again stands atop the Southeastern Conference and is just one win away from an even bigger title - it's first national championship since 1992.
Ingram, making a strong bid to claim the school's first Heisman Trophy, rushed for 113 yards and three touchdowns. McElroy was 12 of 18 for 239 yards and a touchdown to show he's no weak link and No. 2 Alabama rekindled memories of Paul "Bear" Bryant with the convincing victory.
Alabama (13-0) moves on to Pasadena for the BCS championship game. Tebow and the Gators (12-1) will likely settle for the Sugar Bowl, denied a shot at their third national title in four years.