The SEC Championship Game for 2017 is set with the Georgia Bulldogs facing the Auburn Tigers. The game will be played on Saturday, Dec. 2 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.
2017 marks the 26th edition of the SEC Championship Game, which began in 1992. This season’s contest is also the inaugural game in the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
The Georgia Bulldogs won the SEC East title with a 7-1 record (11-1 overall), the lone blemish a 40-17 loss at Auburn on Nov. 11. Georgia won the SEC Championship Game in 2002 and 2005 and is 2-3 overall.
Auburn clinched the SEC West with an upset victory in the Iron Bowl over rival Alabama, 26-14. The Tigers (10-2, 7-1 SEC) are also making their sixth SEC Championship Game appearance, winning in 2004, 2010, and 2013.
ESPN currently projects Georgia to face UCF in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, while Auburn is projected to advance to the College Football Playoff and face Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl Game.
SEC Championship Game
- Matchup: (6) Georgia vs. (2) Auburn
- Date: Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017
- Time: 4:00pm ET
- TV: CBS
- Crew: Brad Nessler, Gary Danielson, and Allie LaForce