1998 SEC Championship Game
|1998 SEC Championship Game|
1998 SEC Championship logo.
|Date||December 5, 1998|
|MVP||WR Peerless Price, Tennessee|
|Favorite||Tennessee by 14|
|United States TV coverage|
|Announcers:||Keith Jackson play-by-play
Bob Griese color
|SEC Championship Game
|1998 SEC football standings|
|#1 Tennessee x†#||8||–||0||13||–||0|
|#5 Florida ‡||7||–||1||10||–||2|
|Mississippi State xy||6||–||2||8||–||5|
|#16 Arkansas x||6||–||2||9||–||3|
|Championship: Tennessee 24, Mississippi State 14|
|# – BCS National Champion
† – BCS representative as conference champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1998 SEC Championship Game was won by the Tennessee Volunteers 24-14 over the Mississippi State Bulldogs. The game was played in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on December 5, 1998 and was televised to a national audience on ABC.
Mississippi State took a 14-10 lead in the fourth quarter with an 83-yard punt return. The game was clinched when Tee Martin threw two touchdown passes (Peerless Price and Cedric Wilson) in the span on 32 seconds in the fourth quarter.
- "SEC Championship History". Retrieved 27 November 2012.