SEC Championship Game: Alabama and Georgia will square off for the 69th time ever this weekend in the SEC Championship Game 2018 on Saturday, Dec. 1.
The biggest conference championship game in the land, the SEC Championship game 2018, is on today. While other conferences have followed suit and have their own conference championship games, none match the relevance, passion and importance of the SEC Championship Game.
As it occurs every year, the game will be broadcast on CBS. The duo of Brad Nessler and Gary Danielson will be on the call.
SEC Championship Game 2018 Date
The 2018 SEC Championship game will be played on Dec. 1, 2018. Every year, the game is played on the Saturday following the conclusion of the regular season, or the week after rivalry week in the SEC and around college football.
SEC Championship Game time 2018
The 2018 SEC Championship game will kickoff at 4:00 p.m. ET.
SEC Championship Game TV channel
As it does every year, the 2018 SEC Championship game will air on CBS.
2018 SEC Championship game: The Matchup
Fans have anticipated this rematch ever since last year’s national championship game between Alabama and Georgia. Most assumed this is the game we would have in Atlanta on this day, and the predictions were right.
Nick Saban is once again facing off against his former assistant, Kirby Smart. Despite an overtime, close game in the national championship, most fans expect Alabama to win easily against Georgia in the big game on Saturday. Currently, Vegas books have Alabama as a 13.5 point favorite over Geogria.
Tua Tagovailoa has had arguably the best year of any quarterback in college football and has the Crimson Tide as heavy favorites in the championship game. Tagovailoa is likely going to win the Heisman Trophy in 2018 as well. Tagovailoa currently sits at 36 touchdowns paired with 2 interceptions, and he played very little in the fourth quarter throughout the season.
Currently, Alabama and Georgia lead the league in scoring offense. Alabama has averaged 49 points per game this season while Georgia has averaged 40.1 points per game.
Moreover, Alabama and Georgia are no. 2 and no. 4, respectfully, in scoring defense in the SEC. The Tide’s defense is giving up on average 13.8 points per game while the Bulldogs are giving up on average 17.2 points per game.
SEC Championship Game Playoff Implications
The nation will be watching on Saturday because the Alabama vs. Georgia game has major implications for how the College Football Playoff field will be set in the coming days.
It’s assumed that Georgia needs to win in order to get into the College Football Playoff. The more interesting scenario, however, is in the scenario of an Alabama loss. Many consider that Alabama can lose the game and still get into the College Football Playoff which would likely lead to two SEC teams getting into the four-team field once again.