Alabama defeats Georgia in SEC Championship 41-24
Alabama- The Crimson Tide gets the W over the #1 ranked offense in the nation.
In a SEC Championship match-up between Alabama and Georgia, the stakes would be high with a potential National Championship in their sights. Alabama's offense sputtered in the first quarter, but got it rolling at the start of the second. Down by 10 and needing a spark, Bryce Young hit Jameson Williams for a 67-yard sprint to the endzone to cut Georgia's lead to three, 10-7. That was the spark that they needed, because it ignited their offense. Alabama stopped the Bulldogs from scoring, got the ball back, and let Young do what he does. Young and crew marched down the field and tacked on a touchdown to take their first lead of the game, 14-10.
George scored a touchdown at the end of the half to retake the lead over Bama, 17-10.
The second half was a tornado of key plays that helped Alabama to a 31-17 lead mid way in the third quarter. The Crimson Tide put a lot of pressure on Steson Bennett and forced him to throw inaccurate passes. Bennett was out of sync and did not really have big plays down the field. Alabama's defense stopped the Bulldogs twice in the redzone and made life for them tough.
Defense wins games and at the start of the fourth, Alabama forced Bennett to throw his second interception of the day, which was returned back to the house. It looked like the game was out of reach but Georgia made it very interesting late. They tacked on a touchdown and had the Crimson Tide on their heels at one point in the game, but it was not enough. Alabama did what they had to do and converted on third downs to ice the game.