ATLANTA -- Alabama is dominating the Gators in the first quarter of the SEC championship game. The Crimson Tide took a 9-0 lead on a touchdown run by Mark Ingram with 5:33 left in the quarter. Kicker Leigh Tiffin missed the extra point, pushed it right.
The missed extra point is all Alabama has done wrong in the game's first 10 minutes. Florida's offense has produced two yards and the Crimson Tide is playing well on offense. Excellent game so far by Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy and Alabama running back Mark Ingram.
A bizarre defensive holding penalty by UF linebacker Brandon Hicks hurt the Gators on Alabama's touchdown drive.