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    1994 SEC Championship Recap

    Florida 24, Alabama 23
    MVP: Ellis Johnson, Florida

    1994 Championship Video Highlights

    Atlanta was the site of the 1994 SEC Football Championship, as a Georgia Dome record 74,751 watched Eastern Division Champion Florida capture its second straight conference crown with a 24-23 victory over Western Division Champion Alabama.

    The Gators effectively moved the ball through the air, as Danny Wuerffel connected on 23 of 41 passes for 227 yards and a pair of touchdowns. But at the conclusion of the hard-fought contest, it was Florida defensive standout Ellis Johnson who distinguished himself as the game's most valuable player. The rugged senior recorded five tackles, one pass breakup and an SEC Championship record three tackles behind the line of scrimmage, including two quarterback sacks.

    Trailing 17-10 at the half, Alabama regained the lead, 23-17, with two third-quarter field goals and an interception return for a touchdown with less than nine minutes to play. Florida responded with an 80-yard, 10-play drive which ended with a two-yard touchdown pass from Wuerffel to Chris Doering with just 5:29 remaining in the fourth quarter. The extra point by Judd Davis secured the winning margin, as the Gator defense forced an interception on the final Alabama drive.

    The SEC's third title game attracted a television audience of more than 30 million viewers. ABC's broadcast earned a 10.5 rating, marking the network's most-watched college football game since the 1991 season.

    SCORING SUMMARY
    Alabama 7 3 6 7 -- 23
    Florida 7 10 0 7 -- 24
    
    UA - Brown 70 pass from Barker (Proctor kick); 11:05 (1st)
    UF - Anthony 26 pass from Wuerffel (Davis kick); 4:07 (1st)
    UA - Proctor 22 FG; 14:45 (2nd)
    UF - Davis 42 FG; 10:31 (2nd)
    UF - Wuerffel 1 run (Davis kick); 1:15 (2nd)
    UA - Proctor 47 FG; 7:35 (3rd)
    UA - Proctor 48 FG; 2:14 (3rd)
    UA - Rudd 23 interception return (Proctor kick); 8:56 (4th)
    UF - Doering 2 pass from Wuerffel (Davis kick); 5:29 (4th)

    INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
    Rushing: UA - Williams (29-99); UF - Taylor (14-40)
    Passing: UA - Barker (10-19-2, 181 yards); UF - Wuerffel (23-41-2, 227 yards)
    Receiving: UA - Brown (3-119), Lynch (3-28); UF - Anthony (8-105), Taylor (7-62)
    Tackles: UA - Townsend (6-1=7); UF - Freeman (5-3=8), Carter (7-1=8), Showers (3-5=8)