SEC “Storied” tackles Alabama-Florida game

By Adam Silverstein
November 15, 2011

ESPN debuted the new documentary series SEC “Storied” earlier this year and announced Tuesday that the second edition of the program will feature the first SEC Championship game played on Dec. 5, 1992 between the undefeated Alabama Crimson Tide and the Florida Gators. The episode, The Play That Changed College Football, will premier on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 11 p.m. on ESPNU.

Two decades ago, the SEC expanded to 12 schools and hosted a conference championship game for the first time in college football history. Many thought this would jeopardize national title aspirations for the schools involved. Undefeated Alabama normally would have gone straight to a matchup with Miami in the Sugar Bowl with the national championship on the line, but instead was forced to play Steve Spurrier’s Florida squad first for the SEC title.

No. 2 Alabama defeated No. 12 Florida 28-21 in the first SEC Championship, which was played at Legion Field in Birmingham, AL. The Crimson Tide and Gators went on to go head-to-head in each of the next two SEC title games with UF winning both. Florida captured four-straight SEC Championships from 1993-96 including three over Alabama.

3 Comments

  1. g8ter27 says:

    Didn’t see my old friend Monty Duncan in that clip. He was the intended receiver that day that did not make a play on the ball. Good player, good guy, love him but that play still gives me nightmares so I know it must Shane and Monty.

  2. El Meester says:

    Oh man. 1992 was the first year I can remember college football. That year, I was 8 years old, going on 9.. It was that year that I decided to be a Gator for life… living in Tallahassee, FL. I remember the SEC that year, and I remember this championship game very well. Ugh, this is going to be painful to watch…

    But I’ll be watching 🙂

  3. Ken (CA) says:

    Ah, i would have thought they would would choose the 24-23 game. That game was incredible, first at Ga Dome I think. Prior to UF losing to LSU in regular season in 2006 and UF bama in championship game 2008 one of best games i have ever seen and hardest hitting (best game still is 85 flutie against miami, unbelievable classic)

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