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2016 SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME:

No. 1 Alabama (Visiting team) vs. No. 15 Florida (Home team)
Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 • 4 p.m. ET (3 p.m. CT)
Atlanta, Ga. • Georgia Dome (71,500) • CBS  Sports

THE  TEAMS:
Alabama (12-0, 8-0 SEC) is the Western Division Champion and the visiting team, while
Florida (8-3, 6-2 SEC) is the Eastern Division Champion and the home team.

NATIONAL  RANKINGS:
Alabama comes into the game as the No. 1-ranked team in the nation in the Associated Press and USA Today polls. Florida is the No. 15th and 16th-ranked team in the nation, respectfully.  

SEC  CHAMPIONSHIP  GAME:
The game, which started in 1992, is in its 25th year.  It was a result of conference expansion, which saw Arkansas and South Carolina become the first members added in SEC history.   Nearly 1.8 million fans have witnessed the pageantry of the game first-hand, with 22 sellouts in its history.  (Only 1993 and 1995 were not). The first two games were played at Legion Field in Birmingham and the game has been played at the Georgia Dome since (1994). This will mark the final SEC Championship Game played at The Georgia Dome.

SEC  CHAMPIONS:
Alabama will be vying for its 26th SEC Championship and third consecutive SEC Championship. Florida is aiming for its ninth SEC Championship and first since 2008. Alabama will be looking to win its fifth SEC Championship under Nick Saban. Jim McElwain is the first coach in SEC history to guide his team to the SEC Championship Game in each of his first two seasons. Alabama is the first undefeated team to play in the SEC Championship Game since LSU in 2011.

TELEVISION COVERAGE:
CBS Sports will televise the game nationally for the 12th  straight year (VERNE LUNDQUIST, Play-by-Play; GARY DANIELSON, Analyst; ALLIE LAFORCE, Sidelines; CRAIG SILVER, Producer).  CBS has aired the game nationally since 2001.  ABC Sports televised the game from 1992-2000.

BIG CROWDS:
The previous 24 SEC Football Championship Games have a total accumulated attendance of 1,791,493.  The 22 games in The Georgia Dome have attracted 1,637,057 fans.  The 74,412 average is over 104 percent of capacity in the 71,500-seat stadium.  Twenty-two of the 24 games have been sold out, including the last 20 consecutive contests. This will be the 23rd consecutive, and final, game in The Georgia Dome. The SEC Championship Game will move to the newly constructed Mercedes-Benz Stadium, located adjacent to The Georgia Dome, in 2017.

WEEK 13 SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY, NOV. 24:

LSU (6-4, 4-3 SEC) at Texas A&M (8-3, 4-3 SEC), Series: LSU leads, 31-20-3, 6:30 p.m. CT • ESPN, Last: LSU, 19-7 (2015 in Baton Rouge), College Station, Texas • Kyle Field (102,512)

FRIDAY, NOV. 25:

Arkansas (7-4, 3-4 SEC) at Missouri (3-8, 1-6 SEC), Series: MIZ leads, 4-3, 1:30 p.m. CT • CBS, Last: ARK, 28-3 (2015 in Fayetteville), Columbia, Mo. • Faurot Field / Memorial Stadium (71,168)

SATURDAY, NOV. 26:

Georgia Tech (7-4) at Georgia (7-4, 4-4 SEC), Series: UGA leads, 65-38-5, 11 a.m. CT • SEC Network, Last: UGA, 13-7 (2015 in Atlanta), Athens, Ga. • Sanford Stadium (92,746)

Kentucky (6-5, 4-4 SEC) at Louisville (9-2),  Series: Series tied, 14-14, 11 a.m. CT • ESPN,  Last: UL, 38-24 (2015 at Lexington), Louisville, Ky.  • Papa John's Cardinal Stadium, (55,000)

Mississippi State (4-7, 2-5 SEC) at Ole Miss (5-6, 2-5 SEC), Series: UM leads, 63-43-6, 2:30 p.m. CT • SEC Network, Last: UM, 38-27 (2015 at Starkville), Oxford, Miss. • Vaught-Hemingway Stadium (64,038) 

Auburn (8-3, 5-2 SEC) at Alabama (11-0, 7-0 SEC),  Series: UA leads, 44-35-1, 2:30 p.m. CT • CBS, Last: UA, 29-13 (2015 at Auburn), Tuscaloosa, Ala. • Bryant-Denny Stadium (101,821)

Tennessee (8-3, 4-3 SEC) at Vanderbilt (5-6, 2-5 SEC), Series: UT leads, 75-30-5, 6:30 p.m. CT • SEC Network, Last: UT, 53-28 (2015 at Knoxville),  Nashville, Tenn. • Vanderbilt Stadium (40,350)

South Carolina (6-5, 3-5 SEC) at Clemson (10-1),  Series: CU leads, 67-42-4, 6:30 p.m. CT • ESPN, Last: CU, 37-32 (2015 at Columbia), Clemson, S.C.  • Memorial Stadium (81,500)

Florida (8-2, 6-2 SEC) at Florida State (8-3), Series: UF leads, 34-24-2, 7 p.m. CT • ABC,  Last: FSU, 27-2 (2015 at Gainesville), Tallahassee, Fla.  • Doak Campbell Stadium, (82,300)


SEC FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK:

OFFENSE:
RAWLEIGH WILLIAMS III, RB, ARKANSAS:
• Became the first non-QB in college football this season to rush for four touchdowns and pass for a touchdown in a game this season.
• Just the fourth player in Arkansas history to run for over 200 yards in an SEC game.
• Set new career-highs for rushing yards and TDs in the first half against Mississippi State with 191 yards and four touchdowns on just eight carries.
• Had a hand in five of Arkansas’ first six touchdowns in the game with four coming on the ground and the fifth coming on a 1-yard TD pass on fourth-and-goal in the third quarter.

THIS WEEK'S SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE:

Texas-San Antonio (5-5) at Texas A&M (7-3, 4-3 SEC), Series: First Meeting, 11 a.m. CT • ESPNU, College Station, Texas • Kyle Field (102,512)

Louisiana-Lafayette (4-5) at Georgia (6-4, 4-4 SEC), Series: UGA leads, 1-0, 11 a.m. CT • SEC Network Alternate Channel,  Athens, Ga. • Sanford Stadium (92,746)

Florida (7-2, 5-2 SEC) at LSU (6-3, 4-2 SEC), Series: UF leads, 31-28-3, Noon CT • SEC Network, Last: LSU, 35-28 (2015 at Baton Rouge), Baton Rouge, La. • Tiger Stadium (102,321)

Missouri (3-7, 1-5 SEC) at Tennessee (7-3, 3-3 SEC),  Series: MIZ leads, 3-1, 2:30 p.m. CT • CBS,  Last: UT, 19-8 (2015 at Columbia),   Knoxville, Tenn. • Neyland Stadium (102,455)  

Western Carolina (2-8) at South Carolina (5-5, 3-5 SEC), Series: SC leads, 4-0, 3 p.m. CT • SEC Network Alternate Channel, Columbia, S.C. • Williams-Brice Stadium (80,250)

Austin Peay (0-10) at Kentucky (5-5, 4-4 SEC), Series: First Meeting, 3:30 p.m. CT • SEC Network, Lexington, Ky. • Commonwealth Stadium (61,000)   

UT-Chattanooga (8-2) at Alabama (10-0, 7-0 SEC),  Series: UA leads, 12-0, 6 p.m. CT • ESPN2, Tuscaloosa, Ala. • Bryant-Denny Stadium (101,821)

Arkansas (6-4, 2-4 SEC) at Mississippi State (4-6, 2-4 SEC), Series: ARK leads, 15-10-1, 6 p.m. CT • ESPNU, Last: MSU, 51-50 (2015 at Fayetteville),  Starkville, Miss. • Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field (61,337)

Alabama A&M (4-6) at Auburn (7-3, 5-2 SEC),   Series: AU leads, 1-0, 6:30 p.m. CT • SEC Network Alternate Channel,  Auburn, Ala. • Jordan-Hare Stadium (87,451)

Ole Miss (5-5, 2-4 SEC) at Vanderbilt (4-6, 1-5 SEC),  Series: UM leads, 50-39-2, 7 p.m. CT • SEC Network,   Last: UM, 27-16 (2015 at Oxford. Nashville, Tenn. • Vanderbilt Stadium (40,350)

SEC FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK:

OFFENSE:
JALEN HURTS, QB, ALABAMA:
• Became the first quarterback in Alabama history to throw for 300 yards (347) and rush for 100 yards (100) in the same game.
• Accounted for 447 yards of total offense, which ranks as the third-best total in school history.

THIS WEEK'S SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE:

Mississippi State (4-5, 2-3 SEC) at Alabama (9-0, 6-0 SEC), Series: UA leads, 78-18-3, 11 a.m. CT • ESPN, Last: UA, 31-6 (2015 at Starkville), Tuscaloosa, Ala. • Bryant-Denny Stadium (101,821)

South Carolina (5-4, 3-4 SEC) at Florida (6-2, 4-2 SEC), Series: UF leads, 25-8-3, 11 a.m. CT • CBS, Last: UF, 25-8-3 (2015 at Columbia), Gainesville, Fla. • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Steve Spurrier-Florida Field (88,548)

Kentucky (5-4, 4-3 SEC) at Tennessee (6-3, 2-3 SEC), Series: UT leads, 78-24-9, 11 a.m. CT • SEC Network, Last: UT, 52-21 (2015 at Lexington), Knoxville, Tenn. • Neyland Stadium (102,455)

Vanderbilt (4-5, 1-4 SEC) at Missouri (2-7, 0-5 SEC), Series: VU leads, 4-3-1, 2:30 p.m. CT • SEC Network,  Last: VU, 10-3 (2015 at Nashville),  Columbia, Mo. • Faurot Field / Memorial Stadium (71,168)    

Auburn (7-2, 5-1 SEC) at Georgia (5-4, 3-4), Series: UGA leads, 56-55-8, 2:30 p.m. CT • CBS, Last: UGA, 20-13 (2015 at Auburn), Athens, Ga. • Sanford Stadium (92,746)

LSU (5-3, 3-2 SEC) at Arkansas (6-3, 2-3 SEC), Series: LSU leads, 37-22-2, 6 p.m. CT • ESPN, Last: ARK, 31-14 (2015 at Baton Rouge), Fayetteville, Ark. • Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium (72,000)    

Ole Miss (4-5, 1-4 SEC) at Texas A&M (7-2, 4-2 SEC), Series: TAMU leads, 6-2, 6:30 p.m. CT • SEC Network,  Last: UM, 23-3 (2015 at Oxford),  College Station, Texas • Kyle Field (102,512)

SEC FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK:

OFFENSE:
Nick Fitzgerald, QB, Mississippi State:
• Fitzgerald guided MSU to its first victory over a Top-5 ranked team since 2014, accounting for four touchdowns and 391 yards of total offense as the Bulldogs defeated No. 4 Texas

THIS WEEK'S SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE:

Georgia Southern (4-4) at Ole Miss (3-5, 1-4 SEC), Series: First Meeting, 11 a.m. CT • ESPNU, Oxford, Miss. • Vaught-Hemingway Stadium (64,038)  

Vanderbilt (4-4, 1-3 SEC) at Auburn (6-2, 4-1 SEC), Series: VU leads, 21-20-1, 11 a.m. CT • ESPN, Last: VU, 17-13 (2012 at Nashville), Auburn, AL., Jordan-Hare Stadium (87,451)                                  

Texas A&M (7-1, 4-1 SEC) at Mississippi State (3-5, 1-3 SEC), Series: TAMU leads, 5-4, 11 a.m. CT • SEC Network, Last: TAMU, 30-17 (2015 at College Station),   Starkville, Miss. • Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field (61,337)

Florida (6-1, 4-1 SEC) at Arkansas (5-3, 1-3 SEC), Series: UF leads, 9-1, 2:30 p.m. CT • CBS, Last: UF, 30-10 (2013 at Gainesville),  Fayetteville, Ark. • Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium (72,000)        

Missouri (2-6, 0-4 SEC) at South Carolina (4-4, 2-4 SEC), Series: MIZ leads, 4-2, 3 p.m. CT • SEC Network, Last: MIZ, 24-10 (2015 at Columbia, Mo.),  Columbia, S.C. • Williams-Brice Stadium (80,250)                            
 
Tennessee Tech (3-5) at Tennessee (5-3, 2-3 SEC), Series: UT leads, 5-0, 3 p.m. CT • SEC Network Alternate Channel, Knoxville, Tenn. • Neyland Stadium (102,455)                                  

Georgia (4-4, 2-4 SEC) at Kentucky (5-3, 4-2 SEC), Series: UGA leads, 55-12-2, 6:30 p.m. CT • SEC Network, Last: UG, 27-3 (2015 at Athens),  Lexington, Ky. • Commonwealth Stadium (61,000)           

Alabama (8-0, 5-0 SEC) at LSU (5-2, 3-1 SEC), Series: UA leads, 50-25-5, 7 p.m. CT • CBS, Last: UA, 30-16 (2015 at Tuscaloosa),  Baton Rouge, La. • Tiger Stadium (102,321)

THIS WEEK'S SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE:

 

Kentucky (4-3, 3-2 SEC) at Missouri (2-5, 0-3 SEC), Series: Tied 3-3, 11 a.m. CT • SEC Network, Last: UK, 21-13 (2015 at Lexington), Columbia, Mo. • Faurot Field / Memorial Stadium (71,168)            

Samford (6-1) at Mississippi State (2-5, 1-3 SEC), Series: MSU leads, 16-1-1, 2:30 p.m. CT • SEC Network, Starkville, Miss. • Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field (61,337)        

Florida (5-1, 3-1 SEC) vs. Georgia (4-3, 2-3 SEC), Series: UGA leads, 49-42-2, 2:30 p.m. CT • CBS, Last: UF, 27-3 (2015 at Jacksonville), Jacksonville, Fla. • EverBank Field (82,871)                                       
                                                                        
Auburn (5-2, 3-1 SEC) at Ole Miss (3-4, 1-3 SEC), Series: AU leads, 29-11, 6:15 p.m. CT • SEC Network, Last: UM, 27-19 (2015 at Auburn), Oxford, Miss. • Vaught-Hemingway Stadium (64,038)                  

Tennessee (5-2, 2-2 SEC) at South Carolina (3-4, 1-4 SEC), Series: UT leads, 25-7-2, 6:15 p.m. CT • ESPN2, Last: UT, 27-24 (2015 at Knoxville),  Columbia, S.C. • Williams-Brice Stadium (80,250)                         

New Mexico State (2-5) at Texas A&M (6-1, 4-1 SEC), Series: First Meeting, 6:30 p.m. CT •  ESPNU,  College Station, Texas • Kyle Field (102,512)                    

OPEN: Alabama (8-0, 5-0 SEC); Arkansas (5-3, 1-3 SEC);  LSU (5-2, 3-1 SEC);  Vanderbilt (4-4, 1-3 SEC)

SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE FOR OCTOBER 22, 2016:

UMass (1-6) at South Carolina (2-4, 1-4 SEC), Series: First Meeting, 11 a.m. CT • SEC Network,  Columbia, S.C. • Williams-Brice Stadium (80,250)          

Texas A&M (6-0, 4-0 SEC) at Alabama (7-0, 4-0 SEC), Series: UA leads, 6-2, 2:30 p.m. CT • CBS, Last: UA, 41-23 (2015 in College Station), Tuscaloosa, Ala. • Bryant-Denny Stadium (101,821)            

Middle Tennessee (4-2) at Missouri (2-4, 0-3 SEC), Series: MIZ leads, 1-0, 3 p.m. CT • SEC Network,  Columbia, Mo. • Faurot Field / Memorial Stadium (71,168)

Arkansas (5-2, 1-2 SEC) at Auburn (4-2, 2-1 SEC), Series: AU leads, 13-11-1, 5 p.m. CT •  Last: ARK, 54-46 OT (2015 in Fayetteville), Auburn, Ala. • Jordan-Hare Stadium (87,451)                      

Tennessee State (5-1) at Vanderbilt (3-4, 1-3 SEC), Series: VU leads, 1-0, 6:30 p.m. CT • ESPNU,  Nashville, Tenn. • Vanderbilt Stadium (40,350)                    

Mississippi State (2-4, 1-2 SEC) at Kentucky (3-3, 2-2 SEC)    Series: MSU leads, 22-21, 6:30 p.m. CT •  SEC Network, Last: MSU, 42-16 (2015 at Starkville), Lexington, Ky. • Commonwealth Stadium (61,000)              

Ole Miss (3-3, 1-2) at LSU (4-2, 2-1 SEC), Series: LSU leads, 59-41-4,  8 p.m. CT •  ESPN, Last: UM, 38-17 (2015 at Oxford), Baton Rouge, La. • Tiger Stadium (102,321)                         

OPEN: Florida (5-1, 3-1 SEC); Georgia (4-3, 2-3 SEC), Tennessee (5-2, 2-2 SEC)

SEC FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK:

OFFENSE:
Rawleigh Williams III, RB, Arkansas
Ran for 101 yards in the first half against No. 12 Ole Miss and a career-high 180 yards for the game which is the most by a Razorback in an SEC game since November of 2010.

SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY, OCT. 8, 2016:   

Auburn (3-2, 1-1 SEC) at Mississippi State (2-2, 1-1 SEC), Series: AU leads, 61-26-2, 11 a.m. CT • SEC Network, Starkville, Miss. • Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field (61,337)                   

LSU (3-2, 2-1 SEC) at Florida (4-1, 2-1 SEC),  Series: UF leads, 31-28-3, 11 a.m. CT,  ESPN,   Gainesville, Fla. • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Steve Spurrier-Florida Field (88,548)            

Tennessee (5-0, 2-0 SEC) at Texas A&M (5-0, 3-0 SEC), Series: UT leads, 2-0,  2:30 p.m. CT • CBS, College Station, Texas • Kyle Field (102,512)                        

Vanderbilt (2-3, 0-2 SEC) at Kentucky (2-3, 1-2 SEC), Series: Tied, 42-42-4, 3 p.m. CT • SEC Network, Lexington, Ky. • Commonwealth Stadium (61,000)                                       

Alabama (5-0, 2-0 SEC) at Arkansas (4-1, 0-1 SEC), Series: UA leads, 18-8, 6 p.m. CT • ESPN, Fayetteville, Ark. • Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium (72,000)

Georgia (3-2, 1-2 SEC) at South Carolina (2-3, 1-3 SEC), Series: UGA leads, 48-18-2, 6:30 p.m. CT •  SEC Network,  Columbia, S.C. • Williams-Brice Stadium (80,250)                                         .

OPEN: Ole Miss (3-2, 1-1 SEC); Missouri (2-3, 0-2 SEC).

SATURDAY, OCT. 1  SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE:  

Alcorn State (1-2) at Arkansas (3-1, 0-1 SEC),  Series: First Meeting, 11 a.m. CT • SEC Network Alternate Channel, Little Rock, Ark. • War Memorial Stadium (51,120)              

Florida (3-1, 1-1 SEC) at Vanderbilt (2-2, 0-1 SEC), Series: UF leads, 37-10-2,  11 a.m. CT • SEC Network, Nashville, Tenn. • Vanderbilt Stadium (40,350)

Louisiana-Monroe (1-2) at Auburn (2-2, 1-1 SEC), Series: AU leads, 9-0, 2:30 p.m. CT • SEC Network Alternate Channel, Auburn, Ala. • Jordan-Hare Stadium (87,451)    

Tennessee (4-0, 1-0 SEC) at Georgia (3-1, 1-1 SEC), Series: UT leads, 22-21-2, 2:30 p.m. CT • CBS,  Athens, Ga. • Sanford Stadium (92,746)                                

Texas A&M (4-0, 2-0 SEC) at South Carolina (2-2, 1-2 SEC)   Series: TAMU leads, 2-0,   3 p.m. CT • SEC Network,  Columbia, S.C. • Williams-Brice Stadium (80,250)     

Kentucky (2-2, 1-1 SEC) at Alabama (4-0, 1-0 SEC), Series: UA leads, 36-2-1, 6 p.m. CT •  ESPN), Tuscaloosa, Ala. • Bryant-Denny Stadium (101,821)  

SEC FOOTBALL SCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24:

Kent State (1-2) at Alabama (3-0, 1-0 SEC),  Series: UA leads, 1-0 11 a.m. CT • SEC Network, Tuscaloosa, Ala. • Bryant-Denny Stadium (101,821)            
Georgia (3-0, 1-0 SEC) at Ole Miss (1-2, 0-1 SEC), Series: UGA leads, 32-12-1,  11 a.m. CT • ESPN, Oxford, Miss. • Vaught-Hemingway Stadium (64,038)          
Mississippi State (1-2, 1-1 SEC) at UMass (1-2,), Series: First Meeting, 2:30 p.m. CT • ESPN3,  Foxborough, Mass. • Gillette Stadium (68,756
Florida (3-0, 1-0 SEC) at Tennessee (3-0, 0-0 SEC), Series: UF leads, 26-19, 2:30 p.m. CT • CBS, Knoxville, Tenn. • Neyland Stadium (102,455)                      
Delaware State (0-2) at Missouri (1-2, 0-1 SEC), Series: First Meeting, 3 p.m. CT • SEC Network, Columbia, Mo. • Memorial Stadium / Faurot Field / (71,168)     
Vanderbilt (1-2, 0-1 SEC) at Western Kentucky (2-1), Series: VU leads, 3-1, 3:30 p.m. CT •  CBS Sports Network,  Houchens Industries–L. T. Smith Stadium (22,113)       
 LSU (2-1, 1-0 SEC) at Auburn (1-2, 0-1 SEC),  Series: LSU leads, 28-21-1, 5 p.m. CT • ESPN,   Auburn, Ala. • Jordan-Hare Stadium (87,451)                         
South Carolina (2-1, 1-1 SEC) at Kentucky (1-2, 0-1 SEC), Series: SC leads, 17-9-1, 6:30 p.m. CT • SEC Network, Lexington, Ky. • Commonwealth Stadium (61,000)      
Arkansas (3-0, 0-0 SEC) vs. Texas A&M (3-0, 1-0 SEC), Series: ARK leads, 41-28-3, 8 p.m. CT • ESPN, Arlington, Texas • AT&T Stadium (86,798)   

PLAYERS OF THE WEEK FOLLOWING WEEK 3:

OFFENSE:
Jalen Hurts, QB, Alabama
The freshman quarterback led the Crimson Tide with 304 yards of total offense, throwing for 158 yards and rushing for 146.
Helped the Crimson Tide overcome the largest deficit in school history (21 points) in a 48-43 win at No. 17 Ole Miss.
Became the first Alabama quarterback to rush (146) and pass (158) for more than 100 yards since Tyler Watts in 2001. It was also the fifth most rushing yards by a QB in school history.
Completed 19-of-31 passes without an interception while completing five explosive passes for 17 yards or more (45, 30, 22, 18, 17). He also accounted for seven first downs through the air.
 Produced eight rushes of 10 yards or more and seven rushes that produced first downs.

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