2009 SEC Championship Game
|2009 SEC Championship Game|
2009 SEC Championship logo.
|Date||December 5, 2009|
|MVP||QB Greg McElroy, Alabama|
|Favorite||Florida by 5|
|National anthem||The Pride of the Sunshine (Florida)
Million Dollar Band (Alabama)
|Halftime show||Dr Pepper Throw for Scholarship Dough
The Pride of the Sunshine (Florida)
Million Dollar Band (Alabama)
|United States TV coverage|
Gary Danielson color
|2009 SEC football standings|
|#3 Florida x%||8||–||0||13||–||1|
|#1 Alabama x$#||8||–||0||14||–||0|
|#20 Ole Miss||4||–||4||9||–||4|
|Championship: Alabama 32, Florida 13|
The 2009 SEC Championship Game was played on December 5, 2009, in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia, to determine the 2009 football champion of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The game featured the Florida Gators and the Alabama Crimson Tide. The Crimson Tide was the designated "home team"; this home team, chosen on an alternating basis, was 2–4 in SEC Championship Games. The winner was all but assured to go on to play for a National Championship, in a likely matchup with the Texas Longhorns provided Texas won in the Big 12 Championship Game versus the north division champion Nebraska Cornhuskers. Entering the 2009 contest, the SEC East was 11–6 in SEC Championship games, with the Florida Gators accounting for seven of the eleven victories. Before the 2009 game, Alabama represented the SEC West six times in the conference championship game, compiling a 2–4 record, and had faced the Gators in all six of their previous SEC Championship game appearances. This was the first and so far the only time any conference championship game had featured two undefeated teams and was also the first time an AP Poll No. 1 played a No. 2 outside of the BCS Championship Game since the top-ranked Ohio State beat the second-ranked Michigan during the 2006 regular season.
The game began at 4:00 p.m. EST and was televised by CBS Sports, for the ninth straight season. The game was also be streamed online at CBSSports.com and on mobile for customers subscribing to the MediaFLO service on CBS Sports Mobile.
Alabama defeated Florida 32–13 and as expected secured a berth to the 2010 BCS National Championship Game where they would go on to defeat Texas.
|1||10:37||9 plays, 47 yards||4:23||Alabama||Leigh Tiffin 48–yard field goal||0||3|
|5:33||8 plays, 76 yards||3:56||Alabama||Mark Ingram 3–yard run, Leigh Tiffin kick no good||0||9|
|0:28||12 plays, 56 yards||5:05||Florida||Caleb Sturgis 48–yard field goal||3||9|
|2||6:03||12 plays, 68 yards||5:47||Alabama||Leigh Tiffin kick good||3||12|
|4:31||4 plays, 70 yards||1:32||Florida||David Nelson 23–yard reception from Tim Tebow, Caleb Sturgis kick good||10||12|
|3:32||2 plays, 72 yards||0:59||Alabama||Mark Ingram 3–yard run, Leigh Tiffin kick good||10||19|
|1:18||5 plays, 65 yards||2:14||Florida||Caleb Sturgis 32–yard field goal||13||19|
|3||9:53||5 plays, 74 yards||2:48||Alabama||Colin Peek 17–yard reception from Greg McElroy, Leigh Tiffin kick good||13||26|
|4||13:49||17 plays, 88 yards||8:47||Alabama||Mark Ingram 1–yard run, two-point conversion no good||13||32|
Alabama wore its standard home uniform, while Florida wore an all-white combination of its Nike Pro Combat helmet and its usual white uniform.
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