Alabama and Notre Dame landed at separate South Florida airports Wednesday. According to reports, there was no woofing, no posturing, no intimidation, just the get-down-to-business demeanor of two teams ready to settle things on the football field. But in the rest of America, where I remain until Friday, the rhetoric is flying thick and fast, almost as thick and fast as Jadeveon Clowney himself. And it gets thicker and faster with each passing bowl game. Some of it is just healthy speculation – every conceivable angle for predicting the Alabama-Notre Dame outcome has been explored. Analyzing bowl results for insight probably isn’t any more effective than reading Tarot cards, it probably isn’t any worse than some methods. For instance, Flipper the Sea World dolphin picked the Notre Dame ball with his nose, predicting an Irish win and proving that while dolphins can communicate, they have not yet heard of Harvey Updyke. And, really, did anyone expect a dolphin to pick Nick Saban?
With 18 openings remaining on the roster for the 2013 Senior Bowl, it’s clear that the SEC will be the dominant conference at Mobile’s annual all-star game. The addition of five more SEC players to the lineup on Wednesday brought the conference’s representative to one-quarter of the 88 players who have been confirmed by Senior Bowl officials as having accepted invitations to play in the game.
The top 5 plays from the SEC championship highlight what was a bare knuckle brawl of a football game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Georgia Bulldogs. The Crimson Tide walked away from this match up with a victory and a shot at the Notre Dame Fighting Irish for the National Championship.
The Alabama Crimson Tide faced off against the Georgia Bulldogs in the SEC Championship at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta Georgia. Alabama came a way with a victory in what was a very close game throughout the night. With the SEC Championship victory Alabama gets a shot at back to back National Championships when they take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in Miami on January 7th.
ESPN GameDay coverage of the SEC Championship between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Georgia Bulldogs at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta Georgia.
“He was just talking about how good they played, and that it was a great game. He wishes they could’ve had a couple of more seconds. But he thought they played great and everything. You could tell he was still a little disappointed about losing that game but he had great things to say.”
Alabama’s dramatic SEC Championship Game victory over Georgia produced a 9.8 rating with 16.2 million viewers, giving CBS the most-watched college football game this season so far. “It lived up to all of our expectations and delivered once again for everyone — for the SEC and for CBS,” CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus said in an interview today.
Hannah Chalker of the SEC Network catches up with Alabama players HaHa Clinton-Dix, Eddie Lacy, and AJ McCarron following their thrilling victory over the Georgia Bulldogs for the SEC Championship at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia.
Alabama head coach Nick Saban reacts to his teams victory in the SEC Championship where the Crimson Tide stopped the Georgia Bulldogs offense just short of the end zone as time expired to clench the conference title and a birth in the BCS National Championship game against Notre Dame in Miami.
Alabama’s quarterback, AJ McCarron, had a decent night throwing for 162 yards and a touchdown, but he also gave up an interception against a stingy Georgia Bulldogs defense. When it mattered the most McCarron threw a 45 yard pass to Amari Cooper for the game winning touchdown to win the SEC Championship and earn a spot in the BCS National Championship against Notre Dame in January.
Georgia’s final drive to attempt to win the game was so impressive, despite the fact that they didn’t score. It is worthy of recognition because the drive itself and the stop at the end is a highlight reel in itself. Great game for both teams. The losers in this game have no reason to hang their heads low after the effort they put forth.
Alabama running back Eddie Lacy had a career night in the SEC Championship against Georgia rushing for 181 yards in 20 carries and scoring 2 touchdowns.With Eddie Lacy and TJ Yeldon combining for more than 300 yards rushing, the Alabama ground game helped propel the Crimson Tide past the onslaught of a blistering Bulldogs offense as Bama held Georgia out of the end zone in the final seconds to win the SEC Championship and a shot at Notre Dame in the BCS National Championship in January.
This game went back and forth with several lead changes, many big plays, and a very climactic finish. Alabama held Georgia back from the end zone as time expired to clench a birth in the BCS National Championship game in January against Notre Dame.
Alabama and Georgia played their conference championship at the Georgia Dome with more on the line than just conference bragging rights with the winner of this years conference championship earning the right to play for a National Championship against Notre Dame.