ALABAMA ELITE FOOTBALL

Crimson Tide captured their second straight SEC Championship and third in four years

By EFN Staff
Writer
Published: 12/07/2015

Alabama 29, Florida 15

The No. 2 Crimson Tide captured their second straight SEC Championship and third in four years, using a suffocating defense and another star turn from Heisman hopeful running back Derrick Henry. The No. 18 Gators were unable to stay on the field offensively, and scored only one offensive touchdown in the game.

Player of the game
  • Henry carried the ball 44 times for 189 yards and a touchdown, and in the process surpassed Herschel Walker’s record for rushing yards in a season by an SEC back.

Key stats

  • Alabama became the first team to capture back-to-back SEC titles since Tennessee in 1997 and 1998.
  • The Crimson Tide have won 25 SEC titles, 12 more than any other team.
  • Florida finished with 180 yards on just 44 offensive plays.
  • The Gators finished with seven first downs and did not convert a third down in 11 tries.
  • Alabama possessed the ball for 43:29 and finished with 437 total yards.
  • Alabama quarterback Jake Coker finished 18-of-26 for 204 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Florida rushed for only 15 yards, with star running back Fred Taylor held to 8 yards on only seven carries.

Key play

  • With 2:49 left in the third quarter, Crimson Tide receiver ArDarius Steward out jumped two Florida defensive backs in the end zone to haul in Coker’s first touchdown of the game. The score gave Alabama a 22-7 lead.