In truth, it’s basically impossible for any SEC Championship Game to live up to the hype that precedes it. And it’s damn near impossible when the game is billed as a BCS National Championship semifinal, featuring the No.’s 2 and 3 teams in the country.
But when it came to Georgia and Alabama on Saturday afternoon, not only did the game match expectations, but basically blew them out of the water. In what was unequivocally one of the best games in recent college football history, Alabama won a thrilling, back-and-forth, heavyweight fight for the ages Saturday, beating the ‘Dawgs 32-28 in Atlanta.
And ironically, in a game which will be remembered for the brutal physical rushing attack of both teams, it was three separate pass plays in the final five minutes which decided the outcome.
The first came for Alabama, and it came in the fourth quarter with the Crimson Tide trailing 28-25 with four minutes left in the game.
After Alabama’s running game had worn down Ge...