Alabama wins SEC championship against Georgia, will play Notre Dame in BCS championship

Alabama wins the SEC, gets a chance to play Notre Dame for the National Championship

12/1/12 in NCAAF   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

Dec 1, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide running back T.J. Yeldon (4) converts on a two point conversion as he drags Georgia Bulldogs linebacker Michael Gilliard (35) during the third quarter in the 2012 SEC Championship game at the Georgia Dome.  Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY SportsThe Alabama Crimson Tide beat Georgia today in a 32-28 thriller, winning the SEC Championship and securing a trip to the BCS title game against top-ranked Notre Dame.

T.J. Yeldon and Eddie Lacy rushed for a combined 334 yards on 45 carries, and that helped Alabama stay within striking distance the entire game.

The key play, however, was a 45-yard TD pass from A.J. McCarron to Amari Cooper with 3:15 left in the game. That gave Alabama the lead, and their defense was able to stop Georgia inside the 10-yard line as time expired, giving Alabama the win.

Alabama, whose only loss this year was to Texas A&M, will play undefeated Notre Dame for the BCS Championship.

Alabama was ranked #1 from the beginning of the year, but their title hopes looked to be in peril after the loss to A&M. After back-to-back wins against Western Carolina and Auburn, both by a score of 49-0, they ended up back in  title contention heading into the SEC Championship, ranked #2 after losses by Kansas State and Oregon.

Georgia was ranked #3, so the winner of this game was guaranteed a chance to play in the BCS Championship game.

Congratulations to Alabama, who has a chance for a 3rd championship in 4 years, and a 7th straight championship for the SEC conference as a whole.

Good luck to Notre Dame, who definitely has their hands full against this loaded Alabama team.
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12/2/12   |   MortonsLaw   |   156 respect

powerlifter1989 wrote:
I wrote a blog recapping the game as well http://noodleofnam.blogspot.com/2012/12/sec-championship-alabama-punches-ticket.html

You essentially wrote an extended recap with little insight on the game within the game. I'm not saying you're a bad writer, but you just give me the bare minimum as a reader. A blog should be more opinion based. Trust me, so many are guilty of that on this site. If I want to read a recap I will go to espn or yahoo. No offense, just tell me things I wouldn't get in the play-by-play.

12/2/12   |   powerlifter1989

I wrote a blog recapping the game as well http://noodleofnam.blogspot.com/2012/12/sec-championship-alabama-punches-ticket.html

12/2/12   |   MortonsLaw   |   156 respect

Alabama actually grabbed the lead early 4th and then reclaimed it with the 45-yd TD pass. I don't know what you mean by striking distance, when they led at the half, and after Georgia went up 21-10, Bama went up 25-21 in less than 7 minutes of game action.