It should be a defensively dominated matchup on Saturday afternoon, December 5 from the Georgia Dome in Atlanta when second-ranked Alabama faces No. 18 Florida in the 2015 SEC Championship Game, which kicks off at 4 p.m. ET. The Crimson Tide are as high as 17-point favorites, which is notable because it’s the second largest any team has been favored in the game’s history.
CBS is the over-the-air broadcast network with rights to the SEC and thus it will televise the game, with the network’s usual SEC team of Verne Lundquist and Gary Danielson handling the call. Perhaps you are being forced to Christmas shop or something else on Saturday and you won’t be in front of a television. Never fear, cable cutters, as there are plenty of options to watch the SEC Championship Game online.
Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Florida Gators Preview
Alabama (11-1, 7-1) is going to be in the College Football Playoff for the second straight season with a victory over the Gators. That’s without question, and the Crimson Tide are currently the favorites to win the playoff even though they are No. 2 behind Clemson. Bama has played six previous teams that were ranked at the time of the game this season and it won all of them but one by double digits — its only loss. Alabama was upset 43-37 by No. 15 Ole Miss on Sept. 19 but has dominated in winning nine straight since.
The Tide come off a 29-13 win over Auburn in the Iron Bowl that clinched the SEC West Division in which star running back Derrick Henry rushed a school-record 46 time for 271 yards and a touchdown. Henry is going to win the Heisman Trophy in New York on Dec. 12. The junior has a school-record 1,797 yards and 22 touchdowns — at least one in 17 straight games dating to last season — on 295 carries. The last running back to win the Heisman also was from Alabama: Mark Ingram on 2009. It’s Alabama’s 10th appearance all-time in the SEC title game. The Tide have won their past three. It’s the eighth time Alabama and Florida have met in the SEC Championship Game, five more than the next most common matchup (Georgia and LSU with three).
Florida (10-2, 7-1) was a surprise winner of the SEC East Division as most prognosticators had the Gators finishing no better than third in the East under first-year coach Jim McElwain. However, UF isn’t going to be in the College Football Playoff after plummeting in the rankings following a 27-2 home loss to Florida State to close the regular season. UF has really struggled offensively since starting quarterback Will Grier was suspended for one year in October. Florida scored 13.8 points per game in November compared to 33.5 points in September and 28.5 in October. The Gators nearly lost in November to Vanderbilt and Florida Atlantic. UF is in its first SEC title game since losing to Alabama in 2009. The Tide and Gators haven’t played since the 2011 regular season.
Alabama’s defense ranks No. 2 nationally in yards allowed and third in points (14.3 per game). Florida is also very good on that side of the ball, allowing 15.5 points per game (fifth nationally). The Gators are No. 7 against the run, giving up 111.3 yards per game. If they don’t stop Henry, this game will be a blowout because the UF offense isn’t likely to put up many points.
CBS All Access Lets You Watch the SEC Championship Game Online
One option on your computer or mobile device to watch Alabama vs. Florida live stream is on CBS All Access, the network’s streaming service. CBS All Access is largely known for offering a vault of CBS shows (more than 7,500 episodes) for on-demand streaming, but it also offers live streaming of its weekly featured college football games — and the SEC Championship is that game on Saturday.
With CBS All Access (review), you’ll be able to stream the SEC Championship Game live across multiple devices, including streaming players (Roku, Chromecast, Apple TV, Fire TV, Xbox), mobile devices, and your computer.
CBS All Access currently is offering a free one-week trial, so you can give it a shot and not miss a minute of Saturday’s action without any obligation. Make sure to confirm live streaming is available in your market as it’s not everywhere.
CBSSports.com Offers Free SEC Championship Live Stream with Some Limitations
You may be familiar with CBSSports.com as it’s a very popular website for watching NCAA Tournament games during March Madness. It also offers live streaming of its college football coverage. This will include a free live stream of the Alabama vs. Florida SEC Championship matchup, with no cable TV login required. But because it’s on the website and not an add-on mobile service, this may limit your ability to watch the stream on your TV or other devices.
Watch CBS Free with Your Antenna
Finally, if you are able to stay home Saturday afternoon, there’s the old-school version of watching SEC football on CBS over your antenna. Remember, CBS is an over-the-air network, so if you have an antenna and get good reception, you can watch the SEC Championship free on your TV this way. If you don’t have an antenna, the Mohu Leaf 50 is a great choice thanks to its good range and stylish design.
But if you want to go lounge by the pool and not miss the game and you have an over-the-air DVR like the Tablo, you can stream it from your TV to any of your connected devices wherever you go. This is another good way to watch the SEC Championship online on your own terms.
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