By: Eric SanInocencio
SEC Digital Network
Atlanta, Ga. -- The 2011 SEC Championship Game has come and gone, leaving the LSU Tigers standing as the conference's best team. In this special photoblog, we will re-live the contest in a collection of pictures taken during the game.
Special thanks to Auburn photographer Todd Van Emst, who took this library of spectacular photos as the title game wore on at the Georgia Dome.
If you didn't watch the game, you might not know that Georgia essentially dominated the first half against LSU. In this photo, Georgia scores its first touchdown of the game to take a 10-0 lead.
The "Honey Badger" On The Move
It was an "MVP" type of night for LSU's Tyrann Mathieu, who single-handedly kept LSU in the game in the early going. Here is Mathieu returning a punt early in the second quarter.
Don't Forget About Claiborne
Although Mathieu may receive a lot of the national attention, LSU's other cornerback, Morris Claiborne, is also among the nation's best. Here he makes a great play, saving what would have been a likely touchdown for Georgia.
Miles Knows All
After a shaky start, LSU head coach Les Miles knew his team was fortunate to only be down three at the half. Here Miles patrols the sidelines before the halftime stanza.
A Look At Aaron Murray's View
This photo gives you a sense of the moment at the Georgia Dome, an actual glimpse into the sight line of the Bulldogs starting quarterback Aaron Murray as he takes the snap.
Murray In The Pocket
Murray had a solid game for Georgia, and was a couple of drops away from putting together a great performance. Here's Murray getting ready to throw for Georgia.
Jefferson Winds Up
LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson didn't have the greatest statistical game, but in the end he lead his team to the win. Here, he winds up and fires as the Tiger offense began to find its footing in the second half.
The Georgia Dome On SEC Saturday Night
Todd got a chance to get up to the observation deck during yesterday's game, giving us a wide view of the entire Georgia Dome as the game took place. This is a great vantage point of what it was like to be in attendance on this SEC Saturday night.
Time To Sing
After LSU captured the SEC hardware, there was a moment to sing it all out. As you can see in this picture, Les Miles and crew belted out the university's alma mater, a tune to celebrate the Tigers victory.
A "Cold" Shower
As has become customary, the winning head coach gets the infamous Gatorade shower to close out the win. Les Miles tries to avoid it this time around, but has no such luck as he is drenched as the final moments ticked off at the Georgia Dome.