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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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.
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.
Eh sorta like rootin’ for the gators,,, just hard to do.
Well, if he stays healthy he’s likely toe hold some records for awhile !
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.
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.
BCS stands for Big Crock of ....
“If ‘ifs’ and ‘buts’ were candy and nuts, we’d all have a Merry Christmas.” - Don Meredith
As much as I would wish that, it ain't gonna happen. That's alright, the Gators will be celebrating a title in March.
Notre Dame is smarter than Georgia. Go Irish!
Now be nice. Brian Kelly is pretty cool. And he didn’t coach for the Dolphins.
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!
I came away thinking Notre Dame does have a decent shot of pulling it off.
I understand. Bur for me, Roll Tide!
Besides, I’d cheer for Awbarn if they were playing Notre Dame. War Eagle.
Tide. Believe it or not, I’ve never been a Bama hater. War Eagle and Roll Tide!
Ain’t noboday gonna beat the tar out of ND, y’all. Go Irish!
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.
Oh, yeah, a real cool guy who left his Cincinatti team before they played their bowl.
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!
Yeah, because he knew the ass-whipping that was waiting for them.
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.
Will it be a repeat of this?
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.
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.
“Some” of his former players did. Othere (most) had more class.
Why not? The sportswriters hate ND, and they don’t think a nonSEC team should be allowed in the championship.
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.
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)
LOL . . . I heard there is a team somewhere called the “Poets.” :-)
Oh, I thought red tide was some sort of disease that washes up on the beach with plankton.
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?
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.
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.
That's about the only highlight for Nebraska, geez what an embarrassment.
Are you insane?
You can “seriously doubt” all you want. Ignorance on your part, in the name of hatred, is still ignorance.