Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • ALA 512
    • 394 UGA
  • Turnovers

    • ALA 2
    • 1 UGA
  • Possession

    ALA UGA
    22:25 37:35
  • 1st Downs

    • ALA 26
    • 18 UGA

Game Information

Georgia Dome
,
Coverage: CBS
  • Atlanta, GA 39901
  • Line: ALA -8.0
Attendance: 75,624
12/2/2012 ESPN.com news services

Bama edges Georgia, headed to BCS title game

AJ McCarron threw a 45-yard touchdown pass to Amari Cooper with 3:15 remaining, and No. 2 Alabama advanced to a national championship showdown with Notre Dame by holding off No. 3 Georgia 32-28 in a thrilling Southeastern Conference title game Saturday.

Scoring Summary

CBS1234T
Alabama01081432
Georgia0714728
second QuarterALAUGA
TD
13:59
Aaron Murray pass complete to Jay Rome for 19 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
georgia drive: 13 plays 87 yards, 04:48 georgia td, 4:48
06
XP
13:59
Marshall Morgan extra point GOOD.
georgia drive: 13 plays 87 yards, 04:48 georgia td, 4:48
07
TD
1:59
Eddie Lacy rush for 41 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
alabama drive: 6 plays 70 yards, 03:05 alabama td, 3:05
67
XP
1:59
Jeremy Shelley extra point GOOD.
alabama drive: 6 plays 70 yards, 03:05 alabama td, 3:05
77
FG
0:00
Jeremy Shelley 22 yard field goal GOOD.
alabama drive: 6 plays 42 yards, 01:15 alabama end half, 1:15
107
third QuarterALAUGA
TD
12:09
Todd Gurley rush for 3 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
georgia drive: 9 plays 75 yards, 02:51 georgia td, 2:51
1013
XP
12:09
Marshall Morgan extra point GOOD.
georgia drive: 9 plays 75 yards, 02:51 georgia td, 2:51
1014
TD
6:31
Cade Foster 49 yard field goal BLOCKED, Alec Ogletree for 55 yards, to the Alab 0 for a TOUCHDOWN.
alabama drive: 11 plays 43 yards, 05:38 alabama td, 5:38
1021
XP
6:31
Marshall Morgan extra point GOOD.
alabama drive: 11 plays 43 yards, 05:38 alabama td, 5:38
1021
TD
4:19
T.J. Yeldon rush for 10 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
alabama drive: 4 plays 62 yards, 02:12 alabama td, 2:12
1621
2PTC
4:19
Two-point conversion attempt, T.J. Yeldon rush GOOD.
alabama drive: 4 plays 62 yards, 02:12 alabama td, 2:12
1821
fourth QuarterALAUGA
TD
14:57
Eddie Lacy rush for 1 yard for a TOUCHDOWN.
alabama drive: 7 plays 74 yards, 03:07 alabama td, 3:07
2421
XP
14:57
Jeremy Shelley extra point GOOD.
alabama drive: 7 plays 74 yards, 03:07 alabama td, 3:07
2521
TD
12:54
Todd Gurley rush for 10 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
georgia drive: 5 plays 75 yards, 02:03 georgia td, 2:03
2527
XP
12:54
Marshall Morgan extra point GOOD.
georgia drive: 5 plays 75 yards, 02:03 georgia td, 2:03
2528
TD
3:15
AJ McCarron pass complete to Amari Cooper for 45 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
alabama drive: 4 plays 55 yards, 02:09 alabama td, 2:09
3128
XP
3:15
Jeremy Shelley extra point GOOD.
alabama drive: 4 plays 55 yards, 02:09 alabama td, 2:09
3228

Research Notes

  • Alabama outrushed Georgia 304-72 inside the tackles during the SEC Championship Game. The Tide averaged 8.0 yards per carry on such runs, including a season-high 13 that gained 10 yards or more. Eddie Lacy (172) and T.J. Yeldon (125) led the way for Alabama, with both running backs gaining over 100 yards inside the tackles for the second time this season. They also did it against Missouri.

  • Most Rushing Yards - SEC Championship Game History

    School
    2003 Justin VincentLSU201
    2004 Gerald RiggsTennessee182
    2012 Eddie LacyAlabama181
    2000 Earnest GrahamFlorida169

  • Georgia Defense - This Season

    1st 12 GamesSat. vs Alabama
    PPG17.732
    Total YPG337.8512*
    Rush YPG163.4350*
    Yds per play5.07.1*
    *Season high

  • Just the 3rd interception of the season thrown by AJ McCarron. The other 2 both came in the Texas A&M game.All 3 of McCarron's interceptions this season have come with his team trailing.

  • TE Arthur Lynch is the player who threw the pass for Georgia on the fake punt.He's a redshirt junior and this is the first pass of his college career.

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