Georgia Falls in SEC Championship to Alabama 32-28

Dec. 1, 2012

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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.

Georgia used a balanced attack with freshman Todd Gurley picking up 121 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Aaron Murray passed for 267 yards and a touchdown.

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.

On the ensuing drive Alabama attempted a 49-yard field goal but Cornelius Washington blocked the kick and Alec Ogletree returned it for a 55-yard touchdown to give Georgia a 21-10 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.

Murray brought Georgia back with a 5-play 75-yard drive with a big pass to Tavarres King for 45 yards that set up a Todd Gurley 10-yard score.

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.




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GAME LEADERS
YDSTDGeorgiaAlabamaTDYDS
267 1Aaron MurrayPASS A.J. McCarron 1 162
121 2 Todd GurleyRUSH Eddie Lacy 2 185
143 0Tavarres KingREC Amari Cooper 1 127

No. 3 Georgia (11-2, 7-1) No. 2 Alabama (12-1, 7-1)
18 1st Downs 25
4-12 3rd Down Efficiency 4-12
396 Total Yards 515
19-34-284 Passing 13-21-162
29-112 Rushing 51-353
7-64 Penalties 2-16
1 Turnovers 2
21:58 Possession 37:35


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