1992 SEC Championship Game

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1992 SEC Championship Game
Conference Championship.
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1992 SEC Championship logo.
1 2 3 4 Total
Alabama 7 7 7 7 28
Florida 7 0 7 7 21
Date December 5, 1992
Season 1992
Stadium Legion Field
Location Birmingham, Alabama
MVP Antonio Langham, Alabama
Favorite Alabama by 10[1]
Attendance 83,091
United States TV coverage
Network ABC
Nielsen ratings 9.8
SEC Championship Game
  1993
1992 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Eastern Division
#10 Florida xy 6 2 0     9 4 0
#8 Georgia x 6 2 0     10 2 0
#12 Tennessee 5 3 0     9 3 0
South Carolina 3 5 0     5 6 0
Kentucky 2 6 0     4 7 0
Vanderbilt 2 6 0     4 7 0
Western Division
#1 Alabama x 8 0 0     13 0 0
#16 Ole Miss 5 3 0     9 3 0
#23 Mississippi State 4 4 0     7 5 0
Arkansas 3 4 1     3 7 1
Auburn 2 5 1     5 5 1
LSU 1 7 0     2 9 0
Championship: Alabama 28, Florida 21
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1992 SEC Championship Game was played on December 5, 1992 at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama. The Southeastern Conference (SEC) was the first conference in college football to host a post-season conference championship game, and the 1992 game was the first time the SEC Championship Game was held. The inaugural match-up determined the 1992 SEC football champion. The Alabama Crimson Tide of the University of Alabama, winners of the SEC Western Division, defeated the Florida Gators of the University of Florida, who won the SEC Eastern Division, by a score of 28-21.

Following the game, undefeated Alabama advanced to the Sugar Bowl, where the Crimson Tide defeated the Miami Hurricanes to win the Crimson Tide's 12th national championship. Florida received an invitation to play in the Gator Bowl, where the Gators defeated the North Carolina State Wolfpack.

Game summary[edit]

The Florida Gators scored first, on five-yard touchdown run by Errict Rhett to take a 7–0 lead in the first quarter. The Crimson Tide responded by scoring the next 21 points. The Tide's first points came later in the first quarter on a Derrick Lassic 3-yard touchdown run to tie the game at 7–7. In the second quarter, Curtis Brown would score on a 30-yard touchdown reception from Jay Barker to take a 14–7 lead at the half.[2]

Alabama would further extend their lead to 21–7 in the third on a 15-yard Derrick Lassic touchdown run. Down by 14, the Gators would respond with a pair of touchdowns, tying the game at 21 midway through the fourth quarter. Willie Jackson would score first on a 4-yard touchdown reception on a pass from Shane Matthews late in the third, and Errict Rhett would knot the game at 21 with just over eight minutes remaining in the contest. With momentum in the favor of the Gators, with just over 3:00 remaining in the game, Antonio Langham would return a Matthews interception 21-yards for a touchdown in providing the final 28–21 margin.[2]

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP Florida Alabama
1 10:03 Florida Errict Rhett 5-yard touchdown run, kick good 7 0
1 5:07 Alabama Derrick Lassic 3-yard touchdown run, Michael Proctor kick good 7 7
2 4:19 Alabama Curtis Brown 30-yard touchdown reception from Jay Barker, Michael Proctor kick good 7 14
3 5:14 Alabama Derrick Lassic 15-yard touchdown run, Michael Proctor kick good 7 21
3 1:21 Florida Willie Jackson 4-yard touchdown reception from Shane Matthews, kick good 14 21
4 8:01 Florida Errict Rhett 1-yard touchdown run, kick good 21 21
4 3:25 0 Alabama 21-yard interception return by Antonio Langham, Michael Proctor kick good 21 28
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 21 28


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References[edit]

  1. ^ "SEC Championship History". Retrieved 27 November 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Welch, Chris (December 6, 1992). "Langham's heroics give Crimson Tide SEC title". The Huntsville Times. pp. D1. 

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