Looking at the three most memorable games in SEC history
There are several factors that have contributed to the unprecedented popularity of SEC football. The kind of players participating in the tournament are insanely talented, to say the least. In fact, most of top NFL teams are comprised of talent drawn from SEC. Most of the residents of Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi don't have access to any other modes of entertainment than football. So, SEC football actually makes for an important part of the social events attended by these people. If you're one of those crazy SEC fans looking forward to get your hands on the college bowl tickets for the upcoming matches, then go through this rundown on some of the most memorable SEC matches till date and pick your favorite from the list. We surely hope that it's going to be a delightful warm-up before you're actually gearing for a high voltage SEC match.
The match played between Georgia and Florida on 7th November, 1970
The score line read 24-17 in favor of Florida though Georgia looked like they were in complete control of the game from the very beginning. They were even leading 17-10 with under five and half minutes to go. Florida managed to stay afloat in the game when DE Jack Youngblood of Florida tackled Georgia's RB just short of the goal line, when the ball came out. And from there on Florida's Quarterback took control ensuring that the team snatched one of the greatest victories in the history of SEC.
The match played between Tennessee and Auburn on 6th December 1997 with Tennessee emerging victorious
The marginal score line (Tennessee 30 and Auburn 29) says it all! You can actually imagine the kind of tensed moments the match must have had. This one was supposed to be the last SEC match of Tennessee's Peyton Manning and he left no stone unturned to ensure that this one remained a memorable one for sporting fans. Manning ruled the game from the half time to the fourth quarter-- doing everything including throwing short passes to the receiver and consistently rallying the Vols to win it for Tennessee. Auburn failed even after having several possessions-especially in the later part of the game. What a competition!
November 16, 1996: The match between Georgia and Auburn: First ever overtime SEC game
It seemed that Auburn had everything on track till Georgia finally triumphed 56-49. Though initially, it looked like Auburn would clinch it since they had already taken a 28-7 lead at halftime, they surrendered meekly to the Bulldogs in the second half. Georgia took a clinical 21-0 lead against their opponents. Thanks to Georgia, the first overtime game was forced for the first time in the history of SEC.
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