2010 SEC Championship Game

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2010 SEC Championship Game
Conference Championship
SEC Championship game 2010 logo.jpg
2010 SEC Championship logo.
1 2 3 4 Total
Auburn 21 7 14 14 56
South Carolina 7 7 0 3 17
Date December 4, 2010
Season 2010
Stadium Georgia Dome
Location Atlanta, Georgia
MVP QB Cam Newton, Auburn
Favorite Auburn by 3½[1]
Referee Matt Moore
Halftime show Dr. Pepper Tuition Throw
United States TV coverage
Network CBS
Announcers: Verne Lundquist play-by-play
Gary Danielson color
Tracy Wolfson sideline
SEC Championship Game
 < 2009  2011
2010 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#22 South Carolina x   5 3         9 5  
Florida   4 4         8 5  
Georgia   3 5         6 7  
Tennessee   3 5         6 7  
Kentucky   2 6         6 7  
Vanderbilt   1 7         2 10  
Western Division
#1 Auburn x   8 0         14 0  
#12 Arkansas   6 2         10 3  
#8 LSU   6 2         11 2  
#10 Alabama   5 3         10 3  
#15 Mississippi State   4 4         9 4  
Ole Miss   1 7         4 8  
Championship: Auburn 56, South Carolina 17
† – BCS representative as champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2010 SEC Championship Game was played on December 4, 2010, in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia, to determine the 2010 football champion of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The game featured the Auburn Tigers, the champion of the West Division, and the South Carolina Gamecocks, champion of the East Division. South Carolina was the designated "home team". The SEC East is 11–8 in SEC Championship games, with the Florida Gators accounting for seven of the 11 victories.

Auburn defeated South Carolina 35-27 in Auburn during the regular season.

The game began at 4:00 p.m. EST and was televised by CBS Sports, for the tenth straight season. It featured Auburn's Heisman trophy contending quarterback Cam Newton against South Carolina's Stephen Garcia; running backs Marcus Lattimore (South Carolina) and Mike Dyer (Auburn); and receivers Alshon Jeffery (South Carolina) and Darvin Adams (Auburn). Gene Chizik and Steve Spurrier were the coaches of the teams.[2]

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The No. 1 ranked BCS team had lost its conference championship game three seasons in a row and Auburn ended the streak this year. Auburn broke the SEC Championship Game records for most offensive yards, most points scored and largest margin of victory. Auburn receiver Darvin Adams set the game record for most receiving yards with 217. Auburn quarterback Cam Newton matched the game record for touchdown responsibility with six, four throwing and two running.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "SEC Championship History". Retrieved 27 November 2012. 
  2. ^ [1]