Skip to comments.Alabama Wins SEC Title, Will Face Notre Dame Next (Beat Georgia 32-28)
Posted on 12/01/2012 5:15:03 PM PST by blam
Alabama Wins SEC Title, Will Face Notre Dame Next (Beat Georgia 32-28)
Alabama running back Eddie Lacy scores on a 41-yard touchdown run as he is chased by Georgia's Shawn Williams during the second quarter. (John David Mercer-USA TODAY Photo / December 1, 2012)
6:53 p.m. CST, December 1, 2012
ATLANTA -- Notre Dame, the Tide rolls for thee.
Alabama rallied twice in the second half to down Georgia 32-28 in the SEC Championship game at the Georgia Dome on Saturday, all but assuredly earning a shot at the No. 1 Irish in the BCS title tilt on Jan. 7.
Down three with five and a half minutes to play, Alabama QB AJ McCarron threw a 45-yard pass to Amari Cooper for with 3:15 to play. The drive took four plays.
In what has become two teams swinging anvils at each other all afternoon, Georgia blew an 11-point lead only to restore its advantage early in the fourth quarter, leading Alabama 28-25 as the teams have three 100-yard rushers on the day between them.
The third quarter began as an utter disaster for Alabama, as Georgia seemed poised to vanquish demons after collapsing against LSU in this spot last year. It opened the second half with a 75-yard drive to a Todd Gurley 3-yard touchdown run and a 14-10 lead.
Then the Georgia special teams continued its rout in this affair, blocking an Alabama field goal attempt with Alec Ogletree returning it 55 yards for a stunning score and a 21-10 advantage midway through the third.
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Not to worry, Auburn is reportedly considering hiring Bobby Petrino. That will make 2 liars in the state of Alabama.
As piss poor as Alabama played against A&M they should have won the game in the end. They will have no problem beating a very overranked ND team. ND would lose 4 games if they played in the SEC.
4? Minimum. And I’m a Buckeye.
Alabama would have won by at least two TDs more had they not had to suffer the SeeBS crew that were leading the game officials by the nose. (a tipped ball does not negate pass interferance, and when a receiver hits the ground with the ball cradled in his arms its a reception, and whatever happens after hitting the ground is irrelevent)
Just another example of a stupid player who doesn’t pay attention to what is going on in the game.
He had to KNOW that he couldn’t catch that ball. I didn’t have a horse in that game, but that dude was dumb. No excuse...
I will support the SEC in bowl games, but screw alabama.
Had to beat SeeBS/Georgia both!
I judge a good game by how close I am to the TV at the end. I was standing up and holding it when time ran out. BTW, that last Murray pass was tipped by us. Defense won the game!
>> “but that Yeldon kid was fn awesome!” <<
He runs like Wendel Tyler, except he doesn’t fumble at the end.
Dawg fan here. It was a great game. Gonna be a lot of what ifs and second guessing about the last play, but man it was a great game.
Now....Alabama....go beat the tar outta ND!
Not the kid's fault. Bone-headed coach's fault. Spike the ball and Georgia has two shots at the endzone.
>> “The Tide wasnt just playing against UGA, they were having to contend with the awful officiating” <<
That’s a fact!
The officials were taking instructions from the SeeBS announcers, who were totally in the sack for Georgia.
so, you’re conflicted about the national championship game??
Well then screw you. Roll Tide!
As an Auburn fan, who were you rooting for?
And they would have beaten Texas A&M if they had scored more points...
Unbelievable bonehead play to end the game. Georgia has 15 seconds and is deep in the red zone. Instead of spiking it and then getting two shots for the end zone, they throw a pass short of the goal line and get tackled to end it. Is that poor coaching or just someone inexperienced or stupid leading his team?
I wouldn’t mind Alabama if not for their coach. I’m not exactly sure why, but I can’t stand him. Maybe it’s because of the whole Miami Dolphin thing.
I don’t like ND either, so I hope they tie.