Dec. 1, 2012
No. 3 Georgia Falls Just Short in SEC Championship to No. 2 Alabama 32-28
The No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs fought valiantly but ultimately fell 5-yards short and lost 32-28 to the No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2012 SEC Championship.
After a scoreless first quarter, Murray got Georgia on the board first with a 19-yard touchdown pass to tight end Jay Rome. Alabama answered with a 41-yard score by Eddie Lacy and added a field goal as time expired to take a 10-7 lead into halfitme.
Georgia came out of the locker room and used 9 plays to go 75 yards as Gurley punched it in from the three to give Georgia the 14-10 lead.
Alabama answered right back with a 4-play 72-yard drive when T.J. Yeldon scored and converted the 2-point conversion cutting the lead to 21-18. Then, as the fourth quarter started, took the lead with a 1-yard run from Lacy giving the Crimson Tide a 25-21 lead.
AJ McCarron gave Alabama the lead to stay with a 45-yard touchdown pass to Amari Cooper.
Murray led Georgia on a 8-play 80-yard drive but time ran out before Georgia could get into the endzone.
|267||1||Aaron Murray||PASS||A.J. McCarron||1||162|
|121||2||Todd Gurley||RUSH||Eddie Lacy||2||185|
|143||0||Tavarres King||REC||Amari Cooper||1||127|
|No. 3 Georgia (11-2, 7-1)||No. 2 Alabama (12-1, 7-1)|
|4-12||3rd Down Efficiency||4-12|