2016 SEC Championship Game
The 2016 SEC Championship Game was played on Saturday, December 3, 2016 in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia, and determined the 2016 football champion of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The game was played between the Eastern Division champion, Gators, and Western Division champion Alabama. The Eastern Division team was the designated home team, and the game was broadcast nationally by CBS for the 16th consecutive year. This was the final SEC Championship Game in the Georgia Dome, which was demolished on November 20, 2017 after its successor, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, opened on August 26 of the same year. The title game moved to the new stadium and will remain there through at least 2027.
|2016 SEC Championship Game|
2016 SEC Championship logo.
|Date||December 3, 2016|
|Favorite||Alabama by 24|
|Halftime show||Dr Pepper Tuition Givaway|
|United States TV coverage|
|Network||CBS, Westwood One, SEC Radio|
|Announcers||Verne Lundquist (play-by-play), Gary Danielson (color), and Allie LaForce (sidelines) (CBS)|
Brandon Gaudin, Derek Rackley, and Ross Tucker (Westwood One)
Dave Neal, Dave Archer, and Dave Baker (SEC Radio)
|2016 Southeastern Conference football standings|
|No. 14 Florida x||6||–||2||9||–||4|
|No. 22 Tennessee||4||–||4||9||–||4|
|No. 2 Alabama x$^||8||–||0||14||–||1|
|No. 24 Auburn||5||–||3||8||–||5|
|No. 13 LSU||5||–||3||8||–||4|
|Championship: Alabama 54, Florida 16|
Rankings from AP Poll
Alabama earned a berth in the SEC Championship on November 12 after clinching the SEC West.
In the 2015 SEC Championship Game, Alabama defeated Florida 29–15. Alabama went on to defeat Michigan State 38–0 in the Cotton Bowl, which served as a College Football Playoff semifinal, and defeated Clemson 45–40 in the national championship game.
Verne Lundquist retiringEdit
|Punts: Average Yardage||40.5||43.6|
|Kickoffs: Average Yardage|
|Field Goals: Good–Att||2–3||0–0|
|Points off turnovers||17||0|
|Time of Possession||24:52||35:08|
- "SEC Championship: Alabama vs. Florida". Stat Broadcast. Retrieved December 3, 2016.
- "2016 SEC On CBS football schedule announced". FBS Schedule.
- "SEC Championship Game to remain in Atlanta until 2027". ESPN. Retrieved September 8, 2015.
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