- 2008 SEC Championship Game
Name=2008 SEC Championship Game
December 6, 2008
Visitor Name Short=SEC West Champ
Home Name Short=SEC East Champ
SEC Championship Gamewill be played on December 6, 2008in the Georgia Domein Atlanta, Georgiato determine the 2008 football champion of the Southeastern Conference(SEC). The Eastern division champion will be classified as the home team. The designated "home team" is 9-7 in SEC Championship Games. In the previous season, the LSU Tigers, winners of the Western division of the SEC, defeated the Tennessee Volunteers, who won the Eastern division, by a score of 21-14. This was the second time the two teams had met in the conference championship game. The first time was in 2001 when LSU defeated Tennessee, 31-20. The loss knocked the Volunteers, ranked #2 at the time, out of the BCS National Championship Gamewhich was played at the 2002 Rose Bowl.
SEC Championship Gamematches up the winner of the "Eastern" and "Western" divisions of the Southeastern Conference. The game was first played in 1992, when the conference expanded from 10 to 12 teams with the addition of Arkansas and South Carolina. The SEC was the first conference in college football to have a conference championship game. Four other conferences currently have conference championship games (Big 12, ACC, CUSA & MAC).
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