Alabama Wins Another SEC Championship with 52-46 Victory over Florida

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Alabama running back Najee Harris (22) and Alabama offensive lineman Alex Leatherwood (70) celebrate victory against Florida after the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, in Atlanta. Alabama won 52-46. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Najee Harris scored five touchdowns as No. 1 Alabama advanced to the College Football Playoff with a perfect record, holding off No. 11 Florida in a 52-46 shootout for the Southeastern Conference championship Saturday night in Atlanta.

The 11-0 Crimson Tide got its toughest test in a season of blowouts.

But Harris’ record-setting performance will send coach Nick Saban to the playoff in search of his seventh national title.

After falling behind 35-17 by halftime, Florida made a game of it with a pair of third-quarter scores. And the Gators fought to the bigger end, adding two more TDs before running out of time.

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