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SEC Championship Game Score: Cam Newton Scores 20th Rushing TD, Tigers Up 42-14

After another missed field goal by the South Carolina Gamecoks to start the third quarter, the Auburn Tigers went back to work as they put together a seven-play 75-yard drive which ended with a Cam Newton 2-yard touchdown run to give the Tigers the 35-14 lead with 7:56 left in the third quarter. With the score Newton becomes the second player in SEC history to throw for 20 touchdowns and run for 20 touchdowns in a single season (the other player being Tim Tebow).

It was another good drive with Newton running and throwing the football effectively. Two key plays on that drive were Newton running for a 25-yard scramble on a third-and-short play and the other big play was Newton throwing a 39-yard pass to Emory Blake to put the Tigers in scoring position.

Auburn was able to strike right back when Stephen Garcia threw a interception to T´Sharvan Bell and returned it 10 yards for the touchdown. Garcia tried to throw a screen pass to Marcus Lattimore but Bell was right in front of Lattimore and Garcia never saw him because he had to hurry the throw. There is still time left, but that last score by Auburn could be the haymaker that could knock out the Gamecocks.

If you want to watch the video of the hail mary pass at the end of the first half, here's the SB Nation link.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.