No. 8 Alabama ends 29-game win streak for No. 1 Georgia, winning SEC title game 27-24
— Alabama is again the top dog in the Southeastern Conference — and perhaps headed to the College Football Playoff — after ending Georgia’s 29-game winning streak with a 27-24 victory over the No. 1 Bulldogs in the SEC championship game Saturday.
Now, the big question: Is Georgia’s bid for a third straight national title over?
Jalen Milroe threw a pair of touchdown passes and No. 8 Alabama’s defense dominated much of the way — a compelling playoff statement for a Crimson Tide team that lost at home to Texas early in the season.
Alabama (12-1) hasn’t lost since. The victory over Georgia was the Tide’s 11th in a row and may be good enough to push them from No. 8 in the CFP rankings to the final four.
Georgia (12-1) will have to hope the selection committee provides a do-over in the playoffs, as it did two years ago. The Bulldogs hadn’t lost since that defeat to Alabama in the SEC title game, beating the Crimson Tide for the national title and going 15-0 last season.
Georgia closed the gap to 20-17 after a 28-yard punt return by Anthony Eva