The No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide opened SEC play by going to Gainesville and taking on the No. 11 Florida Gators. The Crimson Tide was held to just 91 rushing yards but Alabama was able to mount enough offense to win in "The Swamp" 31-29.
The No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide defeated No. 14 Miami 44-13 in Mercedes Benz Stadium to open the 2021 season. Alabama entered the game with many question marks on offense as they returned just three starters from the 2020 team.