-Tonight’s attendance of 78,030 is the most in Mercedes-Benz Stadium and the second-highest in the championship game, trailing the 83,091 set in the inaugural championship game in 1992 between Alabama and Florida.
-Alabama wins its 29th SEC Championship (second straight) and 10th SEC Championship game title (10-4 overall record). It is the eighth consecutive championship game victory for the Crimson Tide (last loss 2008 to Florida, 31-20). Alabama improves to 3-0 vs. Georgia in the championship game. It is 9-0 when leading at the half in the championship game.
-Alabama head coach Nick Saban improves to 10-1 in the championship game, including 8-1 with the Crimson Tide.
-Bryce Young was named the SEC Championship MVP. He is the third Alabama quarterback (Greg McElroy 2009, Blake Sims 2014) to take home the honor and the 16th quarterback in championship game history.
-Bryce Young finished with 421 yards is the most in the championship game, bettering the 418 set by Alabama’s Mac Jones in 2020. This is the fourth time a QB has thrown for 400+ yards.
-Young’s 461 yards of total offense (421 pass, 40 rush) is a championship game record, bettering Auburn’s Jason Campbell’s 431 yards in 2004.
-Jameson Williams’ 184 yards receiving ties the second-most in the championship game with Alabama’s DeVonta Parker (184 in 2020). Auburn’s Darvin Adams owns the record with 217 in 2010.
-Jordan Battle’s 42-yard interception return for a touchdown is the first since Alabama’s Minkah Fitzpatrick’s return in 2016. It is the 12th in the championship game.
-This is the fifth time a team trailed by 10+ points in the championship game and came back to win. Alabama trailed 10-0.
-The Crimson Tide have done it three times: 2021 (10-0), 2018 (28-14) and 2012 (21-10), all versus Georgia. Tennessee
trailed Auburn, 20-7, in 1997 and LSU trailed Tennessee, 17-7, in 2001.
The last six SEC championship game winners all played in the college football playoff championship game. Alabama 2015
& 2016, Georgia 2017, Alabama 2018, LSU 2019 and Alabama 2020.
Alabama’s 536 yards of total offense is the fifth most in the championship game. Record is 677 by Auburn in 2013.
Georgia’s Jake Camarda’s 68-yard punt is a championship game record, bettering the 67-yarder by LSU’s Brad Wing in
Georgia’s Brock Bowers (10-139) set the championship record for receptions and yards for a tight end. He is the fifth
player to record 10+ catches in the championship game.
-Stetson Bennett and Bryce Young each has consecutive completion streaks of nine. That ties for the second most in the championship game, trailing Alabama’s Blake Sims’ mark of 10 in 2014. Georgia set the championship game record with 11 players catching a pass. Auburn had the mark of 10 in 2000 against Florida. In the BCS/CFP era, the defending national champions are 4-1 in the SEC championship game. Florida won the national title in 2008 and lost in 2009 is the only defending champion to lose. Alabama won national title in 2011, 2015, 2017, 2020 and won SEC title in 2012, 2016, 2018, 2021. It is the third time the No. 1 team in the BCS/CFP era that the No. 1 team has lost in the SEC championship. Alabama lost in 2008 to Florida, Florida lost to Alabama in 2009 and Georgia lost to Alabama in 2021.