Key moment: With Georgia holding a 7-0 lead, cornerback DeMario Minter jumped a route and picked off a JaMarcus Russell pass at the Georgia 49. The Bulldogs converted the turnover into a touchdown six plays later.
Key stat: Call it big bang for the bucks, but Georgia quarterback D.J. Shockley made the most of his three passes. He threw for 82 yards and two touchdowns, going 3-of-5.
The man: Sean Bailey. The junior receiver caught two long touchdown passes from Shockley in the first quarter after being plagued all season with dropped passes. On the first play of Georgia's second possession, Bailey beat Chevis Jackson on a go route for a 45-yard touchdown. He then caught the Tigers in a busted coverage for a 29-yard touchdown.
Georgia 14, LSU 0
Key moment: Shockley rewarded Bryan McClendon's special teams effort with a 7-yard touchdown run which put the Bulldogs up 21-7 midway through the second quarter. Shockley wanted to roll right, but found his way blocked. He reversed direction, dodged LaRon Landry's tackle attempt and high-stepped into the end zone.
Key stat: Georgia's defense held LSU to 15 yards rushing in the half, including just 6 in the second quarter as the Tigers abandoned the rush in favor of Russell passing the ball.
The man: McClendon broke through the left side of the LSU line untouched and smothered a Chris Jackson punt. Jackson recovered it, but was tackled at his 15, turning the ball over to Georgia on downs. The Bulldogs scored three plays later.
Georgia 21, LSU 7
Key moment: LSU's Russell fired a 53-yard scoring pass to Bennie Brazell which was nullified by a holding penalty by center Rudy Niswanger. After that, the Tigers went backwards. Russell misfired on two passes, then was sacked for a 12-yard loss.
Key stat: 75 yards - the difference in yardage following the holding call. The Tigers went from a touchdown to being backed up and punting from their 25.
The man: LSU's Landry was called for a personal foul that gave the Bulldogs a first down at the LSU 12 and led to a 22-yard Brandon Coutu field goal.
Georgia 24, LSU 7
Key moment: Georgia cornerback Tim Jennings sealed the game by intercepting a pass from LSU backup quarterback Matt Flynn and returning it 15 yards for a touchdown and a 34-7 lead. It was Jennings' team-leading fourth interception this season and the 10th of his career. It was the second career return for a touchdown for Jennings.
Key stat: LSU entered the game minus-10 in turnovers, while Georgia was plus-12. That trend continued in the championship game with two interceptions.
The man: Coutu opened the fourth quarter with a 51-yard field, which tied an SEC championship game record for the longest field goal.
Georgia 34, LSU 14