Alabama Defeats Florida 32-13 in SEC Championship Game

ATLANTA – In the much anticipated SEC Championship match-up between the #1 Florida Gators and #2 Alabama Crimson Tide, mark-ingram the Tide set the tone early scoring on the first two possessions and coasted to a 32-13 victory at the Georgia Dome in downtown Atlanta.The Tide dominated time of possession through the first three quarters, keeping the ball out of Tim Tebow’s hands.

Their most impressive possession started midway through the 3rd quarter when quarterback Greg McElroy and the Tide offense held the ball for a 17-play, 88-yard drive that burned 8:47 minutes off the clock and resulted in running back Mark Ingram’s 3rd touchdown of the game.

Tebow responded leading his offense down the field but just when it looked like the Gators may be orchestrating a comeback, he made a bad decision and threw an interception in the red zone suffocating any opportunity for a miraculous comeback.

In the race for this year’s Heisman Trophy, Ingram improved his chances of gaining votes with 27 carries for 109 yards and 3 TDs and 2 receptions for 76 yards against Florida’s No. 1 defense while Tebow finished 20-of-35 for 246 yards, 1 TD and 1 INT.

Florida’s loss snapped an incredible 22-game win streak that dated back to a 31-30 loss to Ole Miss back on September 28, 2008.

Game Stats:

                                                          GATORS                            CRIMSON TIDE
1st Downs                                         13                                                26
3rd down efficiency                        4-11                                           11-15
4th down efficiency                         0-1                                             0-0
Total Yards                                        335                                           490
Passing                                             246                                            239
Comp-Att                                           20-35                                       12-18
Yards per pass                                 7.0                                            13.3
Rushing                                             89                                              251
Rushing Attempts                           14                                                53
Yards per rush                                6.4                                              4.7
Penalties                                         5-51                                            1-5
Turnovers                                         1                                                   0
Fumbles lost                                    0                                                   0
Interceptions thrown                      1                                                    0
Possession                                     20:23                                          39:37

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