Alabama vs. Georgia live score, updates, highlights from 2023 SEC championship game

Alabama and Georgia are ready to get at it once again. Nick Saban and Kirby Smart meet in the SEC championship for the second time in three years. It’s the first matchup between the two since the Bulldogs won the national championship over the Tide in January 2022.

Like the other conference title games, this one has more on the line than just SEC bragging rights. The No. 1 Bulldogs are guaranteed a spot in the College Football Playoffs if they can stave off Alabama and stay undefeated. But if the No. 8 Tide pull off the upset, the CFP committee will have lots to think about. Would Georgia be out of the running? Does Bama get in?

While Smart’s squad has been unstoppable for two years, if anyone can take them down, it’s Alabama. Georgia has only lost one game during its back-to-back national championship run, and that came against Alabama in the 2021 SEC title game. The Tide have history on their side, too, as the Bulldogs have never beaten Alabama in a conference championship game.

Will the Tide do it again? Or is Georgia already on its way to a three-peat?

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The Sporting News is tracking live updates from this year’s SEC championship. Follow below for highlights, results and more from Atlanta’s crowning game.

Alabama vs. Georgia score

  Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Alabama 3 14 3 14  
Georgia 7 0 3 7  

Alabama vs. Georgia live updates, highlights from SEC championship game

All times eastern.

Alabama 27, Georgia 34

7:13 p.m. TOUCHDOWN – At 4th and goal, Kendall Milton grabs his second touchdown of the night to keep Georgia’s hopes alive. The Dawgs trail 27-24 with 2:52 remaining on the clock.

7:09 p.m. – The Bulldogs go for it on 4th and one, and Daijun Edwards does enough to get the first down with an 11-yard rush.

Alabama 27, Georgia 17

7:03 p.m. TOUCHDOWN – There it is! Roydell Williams leaps over the huddle for the score, and the Tide have a 10-point lead with 5:47 left in the game.

7:00 p.m. – Milroe and Isaiah Bond combine for what seems like a touchdown, but after review it’s called short of the goal line.

Alabama 20, Georgia 17

6:52 p.m. TOUCHDOWN – Here come the Dawgs! Beck to Ladd McConkey is good for 15 yards and a spot on the one-yard line before Beck keeps for the score. Georgia cuts the lead to three with 10:16 left in the game.

6:49 p.m. – Will this be the momentum Georgia needs to comeback? Dan Jackson returns the punt all the way to Alabama 35.

End of first quarter: Alabama 20, Georgia 10

Alabama 20, Georgia 10

6:34 p.m. FIELD GOAL – Reichard extends Alabama’s lead with another field goal, this time chipping one in from 28 yards out. The Tide lead 20-10 with 48 seconds on the clock.

6:31 p.m. FUMBLE – Beck’s handoff is dropped, and the fumble is recovered by the Tide! Alabama takes over at its own 11 with 2:04 left in the second quarter.

Alabama 17, Georgia 10

6:17 p.m. FIELD GOAL – This time, Woodring’s field goal is good! The 34-yarder brings Georgia within seven.

6:10 p.m. – What a shot by Beck! The Dawg nails Arian Smith on a 51-yard pass to enter the Tide’s red zone. 

5:58 p.m. – Georgia starts the second half with the ball. It’ll need another fast start to make up for the first half.

HALFTIME

Alabama 17, Georgia 7

5:26 p.m. TOUCHDOWN – The Tide keep going! Milroe finds former-Dawg Jermaine Burton in the end zone for another seven. With 48 seconds left, Alabama leads 17-7.

5:10 p.m. – No good! Peyton Woodring’s field goal attempt from 50 is wide, and Georgia fails to tie it up with 4:37 left until halftime.

5:07 p.m. – The QB keep from Carson Beck is enough for eight yards and a first down at Alabama’s 19.

Alabama 10, Georgia 7

4:57 p.m. TOUCHDOWN – The Tide take the lead! Milroe finds Jamarion Miller who takes it to the end zone. Alabama is up 10-7 with 12:04 left until halftime.

4:56 p.m. – At Georgia’s 21-yard line, Alabama goes for it on 4th and 1. It was worthwhile, as the Tide get three yards for the first down.

End of first quarter: Alabama 3, Georgia 7

Alabama 3, Georgia 7

4:37 p.m. FIELD GOAL – The Tide can’t get past Georgia for a touchdown, instead settling for a field goal. Will Reichard’s 43-yard attempt is good, and the kicker now has the most career points in FBS history. His 533rd point closes the Bulldogs’ lead to 7-3 with 3:43 remain in the first quarter.

4:36 p.m. – Alabama enters the red zone on a seven yard run from Jalen Milroe. He has no completions yet but 15 yards on the ground.

4:30 p.m. – Alabama comes up with a big third down stop, and nearly interception, to force a punt from Georgia. There’s 7:39 left in the first quarter.

4:25 p.m. – That’s another three & out for the Tide.

Alabama 0, Georgia 7

4:19 p.m. TOUCHDOWN – Georgia bites first! Seventeen yards is enough for Kendall Milton to earn the first score of the night. The Bulldogs take a 7-0 lead with their first possession.

4:14 p.m. – The Dawg defense starts off strong as the Tide go three & out on their first drive, ending with a Jalen Milroe sack.

4:10 p.m. – And we’re off! Alabama will take the first possession from its 35-yard line.

3:41 p.m. – One of tonight’s captains, Sedrick Van Pran, will wear jersey No. 77 to honor former teammate Devin Willock, who passed away in January.

3:15 p.m. – Pat McAfee calls for an upset by the Tide.

2:50 p.m. – Brock Bowers and Ladd McConkey look ready to return for Georgia after sitting out last week against Georgia Tech. 

2:20 p.m. – It’s almost time. In a 2022 national championship rematch, the game that brought Georgia its first of back-to-back titles, Alabama takes on the Bulldogs. This time, for an SEC championship.

Alabama vs. Georgia start time

  • Date: Saturday, Dec. 2
  • Kickoff: 4 p.m. ET

Alabama-Georgia kicks off on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 4 p.m. ET from Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

What channel is Alabama vs. Georgia on today?

  • TV channel: CBS
  • Live stream: Paramount+, Fubo

The SEC championship game will be broadcast on CBS with Brad Nessler and Gary Danielson on the call. 

It can be streamed on Paramount+ and Fubo, which offers a free trial.

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