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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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Boy O Boy.

What a heart stopper of a game.

Roll Tide

1 posted on 12/01/2012 5:15:13 PM PST by blam
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To: blam

Hell of a game. The winner deserves what they got. That was the most exciting end to a game I have seen in a long time.


2 posted on 12/01/2012 5:17:27 PM PST by wrench
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To: blam

Can we get rid of this BCS crap now?


3 posted on 12/01/2012 5:17:38 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: blam

Thank God theTexas Aggies beat the Crimson tide!


4 posted on 12/01/2012 5:18:08 PM PST by RightWingConspirator (Obamanation--the most corrupt regime since Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe)
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To: blam

My BP is probably sky high! Lordy, what a game! Roll Tide, Roll!


5 posted on 12/01/2012 5:18:49 PM PST by mtnwmn (Liberalism leads to Socialism)
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To: blam

Please pardon the vernacular, but that Yeldon kid was f’n awesome !


6 posted on 12/01/2012 5:19:17 PM PST by tomkat
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To: wrench
"That was the most exciting end to a game I have seen in a long time."

Yup. The guy should not have caught that last pass although, everyone of us would have.

7 posted on 12/01/2012 5:19:37 PM PST by blam
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To: tomkat
Roll Tide
8 posted on 12/01/2012 5:21:09 PM PST by tomkat (smack in the middle of PAlabama)
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To: blam

Here’s hoping the Tide drowns the Domers.


9 posted on 12/01/2012 5:22:34 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: blam

That play was the dumbest end of game I’ve seen since Rollie Stichweh let time run out with Army on Navy’s 3 yd line back in ‘63. He had 15 seconds and had he spiked the ball he’d have two throws into the end zone.


10 posted on 12/01/2012 5:24:21 PM PST by xkaydet65
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To: blam

Roll Tide! GA was a great team and a formidable force! THAT was one heckuva football game!


11 posted on 12/01/2012 5:25:40 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: wrench
Good game. The perfumed princes of ND must be soiling their silk panties about now.
12 posted on 12/01/2012 5:26:09 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: blam
I cant believe that a game as big as the SEC Championship game wouldn’t have better referees than that. They let the Alabama Center hold the nose tackle on every running play. If you are supposed to be an “All American” you don’t need that kind of help.
13 posted on 12/01/2012 5:26:49 PM PST by southernerwithanattitude (New and Improved Redneck!)
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To: blam

Great game. Just great.

Go Tide - roll over ND!


14 posted on 12/01/2012 5:28:04 PM PST by Principled
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To: blam

Very exciting game. The quickness in which Alabama responded after falling behind 21-10 was impressive in itself.


15 posted on 12/01/2012 5:28:04 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Having an abortion is "progressive"?)
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To: blam

That was an unusually good game it literally came down to the last play.


16 posted on 12/01/2012 5:28:54 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: blam
That was one helluva game. For the first time in my entire BAMA-loving life, I actually felt sorry for Georgia. After the game, I tried to call up my son (who is a UGA undergrad) to tell him my heart went out for him and UGA. He hung up on me twice.

Having said that, ROLL TIDE!

17 posted on 12/01/2012 5:29:43 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: RightWingConspirator
Thank God theTexas Aggies beat the Crimson tide!

Amen! Great game. Alabama made the Ags look super :) Whoop!

18 posted on 12/01/2012 5:29:57 PM PST by Jane Long (Philippians 2:11)
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To: Hoodat
He hung up on me twice


             

19 posted on 12/01/2012 5:31:27 PM PST by tomkat (smack in the middle of PAlabama)
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To: xkaydet65
That play was the dumbest end of game I’ve seen since Rollie Stichweh let time run out with Army on Navy’s 3 yd line back in ‘63. He had 15 seconds and had he spiked the ball he’d have two throws into the end zone.

I told him to spike the ball. Guess he couldn't hear me through the TV screen.

20 posted on 12/01/2012 5:32:24 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: tomkat

That Yeldon kid is also a freshman. So is Amari Cooper.


21 posted on 12/01/2012 5:33:11 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: Hoodat

He might remember that when it comes time to put your old butt in a nursing home. {Way down in one of little towns in South Alabama}


22 posted on 12/01/2012 5:34:29 PM PST by southernerwithanattitude (New and Improved Redneck!)
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Did anyone just see that 76yd scramble runback touchdown by T.Martinez for NE ???

Shazam !

23 posted on 12/01/2012 5:42:35 PM PST by tomkat (smack in the middle of PAlabama)
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To: Hoodat
After the game, I tried to call up my son (who is a UGA undergrad) to tell him my heart went out for him and UGA. He hung up on me twice.

HAHAH! I can relate. It's all about the Dawgs in our house. The only exception for me is when they play South Carolina. These past 2 years have been sweet.

My son warned me this year, don't call him during the game as he would not answer. I didn't. I waited until after the game. He did not answer. I called and called and called. He finally answered...and hung up on me. :)

24 posted on 12/01/2012 5:46:30 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: blam

ROLL TIDE ROLL......I thought I was going to have a heart attack the last two minutes....we’re on our way back to the BCS championship......life is good!


25 posted on 12/01/2012 5:46:46 PM PST by BamaDi ("The definition of a racist today is anyone who is winning an argument with a liberal.")
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To: southernerwithanattitude

You obviously were looking at different offcials then I was....The Tide wasn’t just playing against UGA, they were having to contend with the awful officiating....just saying...


26 posted on 12/01/2012 5:49:49 PM PST by BamaDi ("The definition of a racist today is anyone who is winning an argument with a liberal.")
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To: blam

I have no choice but to root for Alabama in the NC game but tonight I was pulling against Liar Saban.


27 posted on 12/01/2012 5:52:08 PM PST by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: tomkat

Yes Tom it was quite a close game and one heck of a win by the Tide. Great job by our guys


28 posted on 12/01/2012 5:54:03 PM PST by plain talk
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To: BamaDi
ROLL TIDE ROLL......I thought I was going to have a heart attack the last two minutes....

During the second half, I had more heart attacks than Fred Sanford.

29 posted on 12/01/2012 5:56:54 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: hinckley buzzard

I bet the sportswriters will make the National Championship game between Alabama and Florida and leave ND out.


30 posted on 12/01/2012 5:57:08 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: hinckley buzzard

I bet the sportswriters will make the National Championship game between Alabama and Florida and leave ND out.


31 posted on 12/01/2012 5:57:10 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: blam

Roll Tide!! Destroy Notre Dame!!


32 posted on 12/01/2012 6:01:48 PM PST by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: BamaDi

We need some healing time. Coach Saban was saying that he has never lost so many players in a season. We have key running backs and receivers out for the season. There are so many guys down that I can’t think of all of them. Hopefully, Jesse Williams and Brandon Ivory will be ok after some rest. I just read that Barrett Jones is on crutches. That does not sound good.


33 posted on 12/01/2012 6:05:26 PM PST by petitfour
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To: nickcarraway

Works for me.


34 posted on 12/01/2012 6:06:54 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: blam

All those sports betters who took Alabama and gave the points must be upset with Saban for running the clock down when Alabama got the ball with less than 4 minutes to go in the ballgame.


35 posted on 12/01/2012 6:07:56 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike (Us and Them...)
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To: blam

Helluva game, Roll Tide, beat the hell out of ND.


36 posted on 12/01/2012 6:08:45 PM PST by izzatzo
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To: blam

Great game.


37 posted on 12/01/2012 6:09:28 PM PST by Vigilantcitizen (Dave Mustaine for president.)
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To: Principled

First of all Alabama rushed for over 350 yards and ONLY won the game by 4 points...ND is not going to give up that yardage. Plus they have a mobile QB which has already proven to give AL fits this year (Johnny Football).


38 posted on 12/01/2012 6:10:14 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike (Us and Them...)
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To: blam

Roll Tide! Rammer Jammer!


39 posted on 12/01/2012 6:10:54 PM PST by DarthDilbert
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To: blam

What a game! Horrid call playing by the Dawgs at the end though. Should have spiked it and run 2 plays.

PS Notre Dame is toast...


40 posted on 12/01/2012 6:12:28 PM PST by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: nickcarraway

SWEEEET!


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

Not to worry, Auburn is reportedly considering hiring Bobby Petrino. That will make 2 liars in the state of Alabama.


42 posted on 12/01/2012 6:13:10 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike (Us and Them...)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

As piss poor as Alabama played against A&M they should have won the game in the end. They will have no problem beating a very overranked ND team. ND would lose 4 games if they played in the SEC.


43 posted on 12/01/2012 6:15:47 PM PST by NKP_Vet
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4? Minimum. And I’m a Buckeye.


44 posted on 12/01/2012 6:17:20 PM PST by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

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)


45 posted on 12/01/2012 6:17:38 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: blam

Just another example of a stupid player who doesn’t pay attention to what is going on in the game.

He had to KNOW that he couldn’t catch that ball. I didn’t have a horse in that game, but that dude was dumb. No excuse...


46 posted on 12/01/2012 6:18:01 PM PST by Sporke (USS Iowa BB-61)
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To: Sporke

I will support the SEC in bowl games, but screw alabama.


47 posted on 12/01/2012 6:19:31 PM PST by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: blam

Had to beat SeeBS/Georgia both!


48 posted on 12/01/2012 6:19:42 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: blam

I judge a good game by how close I am to the TV at the end. I was standing up and holding it when time ran out. BTW, that last Murray pass was tipped by us. Defense won the game!


49 posted on 12/01/2012 6:19:49 PM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: tomkat

>> “but that Yeldon kid was f’n awesome!” <<

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No Sh!!te.

He runs like Wendel Tyler, except he doesn’t fumble at the end.


50 posted on 12/01/2012 6:22:52 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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