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Alabama Wins SEC Title, Will Face Notre Dame Next (Beat Georgia 32-28)
Chicago Tribune ^ | 12-1-2012 | Brian Hamilton

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)

Brian Hamilton
Tribune reporter
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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To: blam

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!


51 posted on 12/01/2012 6:24:51 PM PST by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: blam
Yup. The guy should not have caught that last pass although, everyone of us would have.

Not the kid's fault. Bone-headed coach's fault. Spike the ball and Georgia has two shots at the endzone.

52 posted on 12/01/2012 6:31:31 PM PST by montag813
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To: BamaDi

>> “The Tide wasn’t just playing against UGA, they were having to contend with the awful officiating” <<

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That’s a fact!

The officials were taking instructions from the SeeBS announcers, who were totally in the sack for Georgia.


53 posted on 12/01/2012 6:31:39 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Mmogamer

so, you’re conflicted about the national championship game??


54 posted on 12/01/2012 6:31:49 PM PST by chesley (Vast deserts of political ignorance makes liberalism possible - James Lewis)
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To: Mmogamer

Well then screw you. Roll Tide!


55 posted on 12/01/2012 6:39:06 PM PST by Mathews (Ecclesiastes 10:2 (NIV))
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To: Alas Babylon!

As an Auburn fan, who were you rooting for?


56 posted on 12/01/2012 6:41:56 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: editor-surveyor

And they would have beaten Texas A&M if they had scored more points...


57 posted on 12/01/2012 6:45:43 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike (Us and Them...)
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To: blam

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?


58 posted on 12/01/2012 6:47:40 PM PST by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: Mmogamer

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.


59 posted on 12/01/2012 6:48:22 PM PST by Sporke (USS Iowa BB-61)
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To: Mathews

*chuckles*


60 posted on 12/01/2012 6:51:03 PM PST by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: editor-surveyor

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)


The call on the field was an intercepted pass. The replay official had CONCLUSIVE evidence from various angles that the ball touched the ground on the catch (the ball was not caught in the player’s arms as you stated, it was between his hands), thereby overruling the call.

By the way, the illegal hit by the lineman on the GA QB before halftime was grounds for ejection. He should be disqualified for the BCS Championship game.


61 posted on 12/01/2012 6:51:44 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike (Us and Them...)
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To: chesley

Eh sorta like rootin’ for the gators,,, just hard to do.


62 posted on 12/01/2012 6:52:01 PM PST by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: editor-surveyor

Well, if he stays healthy he’s likely toe hold some records for awhile !


63 posted on 12/01/2012 7:01:47 PM PST by tomkat (smack in the middle of PAlabama)
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To: Hotlanta Mike
By the way, the illegal hit by the lineman on the GA QB before halftime was grounds for ejection.

McCarron was hit the same way shortly before that. And the CBS crew never really established whether the play was over when the Georgia QB was hit. The pass was intercepted, and then every Georgia player became a potential tackler. It was legal to block him, but the hit was too high.

64 posted on 12/01/2012 7:04:32 PM PST by Will88
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To: montag813

The play was a fade to the receiver going into the end zone. Conley was to go in the flat and hopefully pull the corner up to open up the fade. The ball was batted at the line and went to Conley. You are a receiver all your life and the ball comes to you you catch it. That’s what he did. Can’t fault him, though in post game interviews he blamed himself. If the ball is not batted, it’s either a touchdown, and they win, or incomplete, and they get another shot.

The reason they didn’t spike it was to prevent an Alabama substitution.


65 posted on 12/01/2012 7:06:12 PM PST by Buckhead
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To: GeronL

BCS stands for Big Crock of ....


66 posted on 12/01/2012 7:10:03 PM PST by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: darkangel82

bump


67 posted on 12/01/2012 7:20:20 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

“If ‘ifs’ and ‘buts’ were candy and nuts, we’d all have a Merry Christmas.” - Don Meredith


68 posted on 12/01/2012 7:22:47 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway
I bet the sportswriters will make the National Championship game between Alabama and Florida and leave ND out.

As much as I would wish that, it ain't gonna happen. That's alright, the Gators will be celebrating a title in March.

69 posted on 12/01/2012 7:25:04 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Fiji Hill
The Tide (whatever that is . . . and I still can't figure out the elephant thing) just ran for 300+ yards against the rushing defense which has given up 300+ yards to each of its last 3 opponents (including a Division II school) and is ranked 69th. Notre Dame's is ranked 5th. See you in Miami. GO IRISH!
70 posted on 12/01/2012 7:30:13 PM PST by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: piytar
SHould have spiked it at the end . . ."

Notre Dame is smarter than Georgia. Go Irish!

71 posted on 12/01/2012 7:32:51 PM PST by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: MrChips
Farting Irish=
72 posted on 12/01/2012 7:34:50 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Sporke

Now be nice. Brian Kelly is pretty cool. And he didn’t coach for the Dolphins.


73 posted on 12/01/2012 7:35:15 PM PST by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: tumblindice

Wait! Is that the piece of toast with the image of the Virgin Mary on it? I think I can see it! Yes! I can! Ave Maria! Go Irish!


74 posted on 12/01/2012 7:37:20 PM PST by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: MrChips

I came away thinking Notre Dame does have a decent shot of pulling it off.


75 posted on 12/01/2012 7:37:33 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Mmogamer

I understand. Bur for me, Roll Tide!

Besides, I’d cheer for Awbarn if they were playing Notre Dame. War Eagle.


76 posted on 12/01/2012 7:38:34 PM PST by chesley (Vast deserts of political ignorance makes liberalism possible - James Lewis)
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To: Hoodat

Tide. Believe it or not, I’ve never been a Bama hater. War Eagle and Roll Tide!


77 posted on 12/01/2012 7:38:49 PM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: ealgeone

Ain’t noboday gonna beat the tar out of ND, y’all. Go Irish!


78 posted on 12/01/2012 7:40:33 PM PST by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: MrChips

I see, I see ... an Our Lady `Hail Mary’ with 2 seconds left and then a gaggle of crestfallen leprechans being helped from the field.

Pray all you want Mr. Chips—it’s gonna be a real massacre. In other words, the usual ND bowl game.


79 posted on 12/01/2012 7:43:42 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: MrChips
Brian Kelly is pretty cool.

Oh, yeah, a real cool guy who left his Cincinatti team before they played their bowl.

80 posted on 12/01/2012 7:43:56 PM PST by Will88
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To: dfwgator

They do! But Ssshhhhhh! Don’t tell Alabama that. Let em think they are gonna “roll” over that measley little team from South Bend. Let em think it. SSsssshhhhh!


81 posted on 12/01/2012 7:43:56 PM PST by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: Will88
Oh, yeah, a real cool guy who left his Cincinatti team before they played their bowl.

Yeah, because he knew the ass-whipping that was waiting for them.

82 posted on 12/01/2012 7:47:54 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: hinckley buzzard

GO IRISH!!


83 posted on 12/01/2012 7:52:03 PM PST by karnage
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To: NKP_Vet

We’ll see.


84 posted on 12/01/2012 7:54:23 PM PST by karnage
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To: MrChips
I still can't figure out the elephant thing

I can't, either. California State University, Fullerton--from which I hold a few units--is called the Titans and its symbol is an elephant, for good reason. In 1962, the school, then known as Orange County State College, held an intercollegiate elephant race on the campus.

85 posted on 12/01/2012 7:56:35 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: blam

Will it be a repeat of this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDyiutPA92c


86 posted on 12/01/2012 7:58:23 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
Yeah, because he knew the ass-whipping that was waiting for them.

I remember that Sugar Bowl where Cincy played Florida, I guess in Tebow's last game. Some ridiculous score I've forgotten. And Kelly's Cincy players had several choice words for him after he bugged out to ND before that Sugar Bowl.

87 posted on 12/01/2012 8:01:24 PM PST by Will88
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To: Will88

Well, that was predicatable. Kelley had ALWAYS made it clear AHEAD OF TIME to Cincinnati that he would leave in ND came calling . . . just as Lou Holtz had at Arkansas. They did come calling. And he was honest with his players about it. Some were bitter, but not most. They knew that he also had done great things for the Cincinnati program; but, the Administration there did not respond in kind, with financial offers or improvements (to the stadium, etc.) that he recommended. He actually is a very nice man, with a wonderful family, he he has given hundreds of thousands of dollars to cancer research. But, I wouldn’t expect you to understand that sort of thing.


88 posted on 12/01/2012 8:02:55 PM PST by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: Will88

“Some” of his former players did. Othere (most) had more class.


89 posted on 12/01/2012 8:04:40 PM PST by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: dfwgator

Why not? The sportswriters hate ND, and they don’t think a nonSEC team should be allowed in the championship.


90 posted on 12/01/2012 8:04:46 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Hoodat; chesley

Why not? The mainstream media hates Notre Dame, and they love Alabama and Florida. Welcome to Obama’s America, where it’s not about merit, it’s about elitism. Notre Dame probably isn’t even eligible to be in the championship game, because it’s Catholic, and the Obamacare decision.


91 posted on 12/01/2012 8:07:41 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: MrChips
Go Irish!

Get ready to duck, Irish!

"Look, there is flowing a Crimson Tide"--Julia Johnston, 1911 (from "Grace Greater Than Our Sin" by Julia Johnston & Daniel Towner)

92 posted on 12/01/2012 8:09:20 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Fiji Hill

LOL . . . I heard there is a team somewhere called the “Poets.” :-)


93 posted on 12/01/2012 8:09:34 PM PST by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: Fiji Hill

Oh, I thought red tide was some sort of disease that washes up on the beach with plankton.


94 posted on 12/01/2012 8:10:44 PM PST by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: dfwgator
Okay, dfwgator.

Between Alabama and Notre Dame, we have the two college football teams that have benefitted the most from blatantly favorable officiating over the last 50 years, week in and week out.

Who wins the BCS battle of corrupt officiating?

95 posted on 12/01/2012 8:12:29 PM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: MrChips
But, I wouldn’t expect you to understand that sort of thing.

Lol, what a clown you are. After your series of snide posts and insults, now you climb up on your little self-constructed pedestal and start pretending to be some sort of moral authority.

And I seriously doubt Kelly told anyone that if he got an offer from ND, that he'd leave Cincy before their season was over. Classless.

96 posted on 12/01/2012 8:13:07 PM PST by Will88
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To: tumblindice

The usual ND bowl game? Let’s see. Notre Dame vs. Alabama in bowl games is 2-0, all time is 5-1, against the “legendary” Bear Bryant 4-0. See you (and your arrogant SEC faithful) in Miami.


97 posted on 12/01/2012 8:15:01 PM PST by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: tomkat
Did anyone just see that 76yd scramble runback touchdown by T.Martinez for NE ???

That's about the only highlight for Nebraska, geez what an embarrassment.

98 posted on 12/01/2012 8:15:17 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway
The sportswriters hate Notre Dame?

Are you insane?

99 posted on 12/01/2012 8:16:35 PM PST by chesley (Vast deserts of political ignorance makes liberalism possible - James Lewis)
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To: Will88

You can “seriously doubt” all you want. Ignorance on your part, in the name of hatred, is still ignorance.


100 posted on 12/01/2012 8:17:05 PM PST by MrChips (MrChips)
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