1998 SEC Championship Game

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For the SEC men's basketball championship, see 1998 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament.
1998 SEC Championship Game
Conference Championship
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1998 SEC Championship logo.
1 2 3 4 Total
Mississippi State 7 0 0 7 14
Tennessee 0 10 0 14 24
Date December 5, 1998
Season 1998
Stadium Georgia Dome
Location Atlanta, Georgia
MVP WR Peerless Price, Tennessee
Favorite Tennessee by 14[1]
Attendance 74,795
United States TV coverage
Network ABC
Announcers: Keith Jackson play-by-play
Bob Griese color
SEC Championship Game
 < 1997  1999
1998 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#1 Tennessee x#   8 0         13 0  
#5 Florida   7 1         10 2  
#14 Georgia   6 2         9 3  
Kentucky   4 4         7 5  
Vanderbilt   1 7         2 9  
South Carolina   0 8         1 10  
Western Division
Mississippi State xy   6 2         8 5  
#16 Arkansas x   6 2         9 3  
Alabama   4 4         7 5  
Ole Miss   3 5         7 5  
LSU   2 6         4 7  
Auburn   1 7         3 8  
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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SEC Championship History". Retrieved 27 November 2012. 

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