So the Gators completed a perfect season and went up against Alabama for the SEC Championship. Alabama also completing a perfect season! Great set up for a fantastic game!
First Quarter: Alabama won the toss and elected to receive, this tactic almost instantly paid off. Recieving the ball Alabama embarked on a 47 yard 9 play drive into LSU territory. Leigh Tiffin would connect on a 48 yard field goal to put the first points on the board for the Crimson Tide at the 10min 27sec mark. The Crimson Tide heaped more pressure on the Gators when on their next drive, Alabama's Mark Ingram found the endzone after a seven yard touchdown run. With 5min 33sec left Alabama now lead 9-0. The Gators finally clicked and got their own points on the board when Riley Cooper carried for nine and twelve yard third down conversions to the Alabama half. Caleb Sturgis would step up and score a 48 yard effort to peg the scores back to 9-3.
Second Quarter: After exchanging punts in the second quarter, a sack by Ahmad Black forced the Crimson Tide to go for the field goal. So after a 68 yard 12 play drive, from the 34 yard line Tiffin scored to extend their lead to 12-3. This sparked the Gator machine and on their next possession the Gators scored their first touchdown of the game. On a 70 yard scoring drive Tim Tebow accounted for 38 of those yards that took 1min 36sec off the clock. A 23 yard pass to David Nelson narrowed the lead to 12-10. Alabama hit right back, Ingram would score his second touchdown of the evening, a three yard rush into the enzone. Then a 32yard field goal from Sturgis brought the Gators back withing 6 points, 19-13 with 1min 18sec left in the half.
Third Quarter: Alabama would start the second half how they started the first! Forcing the Gators to punt the Crimson Tide would start a 74 yard drive. Greg McElroy would make a 17 yard touchdown pass to Colin Peek to make the scores 26-13.
Fourth Quarter: The Gators would be held to a scoreless second half, and again it would be Alabama putting points on the board. Ingram scored their third touchdown of the game with 13min 49sec left after a one yard rush. The resulting field goal was missed so final scores were 32-13 to Alabama.
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