It’s official, Florida has earned a rematch with Alabama in the 2016 SEC Championship Game at the Georgia Dome on Dec. 3 in Atlanta.
The Gators beat LSU 16-10 at Tiger Stadium on Saturday, assuring a second consecutive SEC East title for Jim McElwain’s Florida squad.
Alabama secured its spot in the title game in Week 11 when the Crimson Tide clinched the SEC West after Auburn lost at Georgia. It will be the Crimson Tide’s fourth appearance in the game in the last five seasons.
Florida and Alabama will meet for a record 9th time in the conference championship game, which originated in 1992 when the league expanded to 12 teams.
Alabama beat the Gators 29-15 in last year’s title game on the way to becoming the eventual College Football Playoff national champions. The series is tied 4-4 in the SEC Championship game.
History of Florida vs. Alabama in SEC Championship Game
1992: Alabama 28, Florida 21
1993: Florida 28, Alabama 13
1994: Florida 24, Alabama 23
1996: Florida 45, Alabama 30
1999: Alabama 34, Florida 7
2008: Florida 31, Alabama 20
2009: Alabama 32, Florida 13
2015: Alabama 29, Florida 15