ATLANTA, GA (WBRC) - The Alabama Crimson Tide dominated the Florida Gators in Saturday's SEC Championship football game, defeating the Gators 32-13.
Alabama running back Mark Ingram rushed 103 yards on 24 carries and scored three touchdowns in the game, including a one-yard touchdown run at the beginning of the fourth quarter that capped off a 8:47, 17-play, 88-yard drive. The two-point conversion attempt was no good.
Ingram's other two touchdowns came in the first half: the first with 3:32 before the end of the first half and the second during Alabama's second possession of the game, when he scored from seven yards out. The extra point attempt hit the upright and was no good.
Alabama scored on its first possession of the second half with a 74-yard drive that ended with a 17-yard touchdown pass from Greg McElroy to Colin Peek.
Florida's first touchdown of the game came with 4:31 left in the first half when Florida quarterback Tim Tebow threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to David Nelson.
Alabama's Leigh Tiffin kicked two field goals in the first half, one from 34 yards and the second from 48 yards. Florida kicked a 48-yard field goal 28 seconds before the end of the first quarter and a 32-yard field goal with 1:18 before halftime. Alabama led Florida 19-13 at halftime.
Alabama dominated much of the first quarter. In its first two drives, the Crimson Tide passed five times for 62 yards and rushed nine times for 58 yards.
No. 2 Alabama (12-0) and No. 1 Florida (12-0) are playing for the SEC Championship and a chance to play for the BCS national championship, which will be held Jan. 7, 2010, in Pasadena, Calif.
Unofficial game stats
1st Downs: Florida 7, Alabama 11
Total Yards: Florida 199, Alabama 271
Passing Yards: Florida 123, Alabama 184
Rushing Yards: Florida 76, Alabama 87
Penalties: Florida 3-31, Alabama 1-5
Turnovers: Florida 0, Alabama 0
Possession: Florida 11:35, Alabama 18:15