2004 SEC Championship Game

The 2004 SEC Championship Game was played on December 4, 2004, in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia. The game matched SEC Western Division champion Auburn against SEC Eastern Division champion Tennessee. The game was a 38–28 victory for Auburn.[2][3][4]

2004 SEC Championship Game
Conference Championship
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2004 SEC Championship logo.
1234 Total
Auburn 147710 38
Tennessee 70147 28
DateDecember 4, 2004
Season2004
StadiumGeorgia Dome
LocationAtlanta, Georgia
MVPQB Jason Campbell, Auburn
FavoriteAuburn by 14½[1]
National anthemAuburn University Marching Band
Pride of the Southland Band
RefereeSteve Landis
Halftime showAuburn University Marching Band
Pride of the Southland Band
Attendance74,892
United States TV coverage
NetworkCBS
AnnouncersVerne Lundquist play-by-play
Todd Blackledge color
Tracy Wolfson sideline
SEC Championship Game
 < 2003  2005
2004 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Eastern Division
No. 13 Tennessee x   7 1     10 3  
No. 7 Georgia   6 2     10 2  
Florida   4 4     7 5  
South Carolina   4 4     6 5  
Kentucky   1 7     2 9  
Vanderbilt   1 7     2 9  
Western Division
No. 2 Auburn x$   8 0     13 0  
No. 16 LSU   6 2     9 3  
Alabama   3 5     6 6  
Arkansas   3 5     5 6  
Ole Miss   3 5     4 7  
Mississippi State   2 6     3 8  
Championship: Auburn 38, Tennessee 28
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

Game summaryEdit

Scoring summaryEdit

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP AUB TENN
1 13:36 4 86 1:19 AUB Fumble recovery returned 86 yards for touchdown by Cole Bennett, John Vaughn kick good 7 0
1 8:42 9 67 2:34 AUB Carnnell Williams 5-yard touchdown run, John Vaughn kick good 14 0
1 0:04 4 36 7:19 TENN Cedric Houston 1-yard touchdown run, James Wilhoit kick good 14 7
2 9:20 10 80 1:21 AUB Courtney Taylor 7-yard touchdown reception from Jason Campbell, John Vaughn kick good 21 7
3 9:45 3 19 3:49 TENN Robert Meachem 21-yard touchdown reception from Rick Clausen, James Wilhoit kick good 21 14
3 6:18 1 80 6:18 TENN Gerald Riggs 80-yard touchdown run, James Wilhoit kick good 21 21
3 3:53 6 85 2:06 AUB Devin Aromashodu 53-yard touchdown reception from Jason Campbell, John Vaughn kick good 28 21
4 11:50 11 39 4:39 AUB 22-yard field goal by John Vaughn 31 21
4 14:40 5 80 10:15 TENN Gerald Riggs 9-yard touchdown run, James Wilhoit kick good 31 28
4 7:03 6 80 2:06 AUB Ben Obomanu 43-yard touchdown reception from Jason Campbell, John Vaughn kick good 38 28
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 38 28

Game statisticsEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 3 Tigers 14 7 7 10 38
No. 15 Vols 7 0 14 7 28
Statistics Auburn Tennessee
First downs 31 9
Plays–yards 86–559 44–297
Rushes–yards 185 228
Passing yards 379 69
Passing: comp–att–int 27–36–1 8–20–0
Time of possession 24:10 12:30
Team Category Player Statistics
Auburn Passing Jason Campbell 27/35, 374 yds, 3 TD, 1 INT
Rushing Cadillac Williams 19 car, 100 yds, 1 TD
Receiving Courtney Taylor 6 rec, 111 yds, 1 TD
Tennessee Passing Rick Clausen 8/20, 69 yds, 1 TD
Rushing Gerald Riggs 11 car, 182 yds, 2 TD
Receiving Robert Meachem 1 rec, 17 yds, 1 TD

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SEC Championship History". Retrieved November 27, 2012.
  2. ^ "www.secsports.com - Auburn Downs UT to Win SEC Championship Game". Archived from the original on June 16, 2008. Retrieved December 12, 2008.
  3. ^ ESPN - Tigers undefeated, likely out of title game - NCAA College Football Recap
  4. ^ Auburn: Sour Grapes Or the Orange Bowl? (washingtonpost.com)