The 6th ranked Georgia Bulldogs (11-1) met the 2nd ranked Auburn Tigers (10-2) in the 2017 SEC championship on Saturday, December 2 in Atlanta, Georgia at the Mercedes-Benz stadium.
Auburn rolled into Atlanta as the hottest team in the country after wins over Georgia and then-No. 1 Alabama. But the glory was short-lived as they were cut off by two crucial turnovers, a blocked field goal and the eager-to-win Bulldogs. As the clock ticked down, the game ended with a 28-7 score and the Bulldogs claimed their first SEC title since 2005.
As usual, football fans took to Twitter to post their reactions during the game. Here’s a look at they thought:
As the final minutes counted down to the SEC Championship kickoff, Auburn’s coach, Gus Malzahn, was in high spirits. As were Auburn fans.
Two months ago, people were calling for Gus Malzahn's job. Now here we are. pic.twitter.com/i1Ud9N1kXs
— Taylor Tannebaum (@TaylorTannebaum) November 26, 2017
TFW you wake and realize it's @SEC Championship Eve. 💥#WarEagle | #FridayFeeling pic.twitter.com/jEf2NXud6p
— Auburn Football (@AuburnFootball) December 1, 2017
As the game progressed and Georgia pulled ahead at the half with a 10-7 lead, the reactions on Twitter began to take a different tone. Especially when Georgia blocked a second-half field goal and Malzahn’s face contorted into a frown that was hard to ignore. Tweeters, of course, couldn’t help but comment in a hilarious tweet-storm.
I knew Gus's face looked like someone familiar #sec #AUBvsUGA #SECChampionship #GusBustoArky pic.twitter.com/tbzNp0VKZi
— Danielle Whitehead (@daniwhitehead03) December 2, 2017
when you get excited to open your advent calendar but there’s no chocolate in there pic.twitter.com/Zc6GI9oVJh
— elizabeth ann lowder (@getlowder) December 2, 2017
when you see another kid with a balloon pic.twitter.com/3ViG7gPC6b
— Harry Lyles Jr. (@harrylylesjr) December 2, 2017
As the game drew to a close and Georgia claimed the title, football fans from both sides expressed their reactions.
The refs be like:
YOU GET A FLAG! YOU GET A FLAG! YOU GET A FLAG! #SECChampionship pic.twitter.com/60uGiI01Vd
— Mackenzie Dyer (@Mackk_Belle) December 2, 2017
Current mood. #SECchampionship pic.twitter.com/FsBBxQx5QD
— Matt Davis (@WMatthewDavis) December 3, 2017
Gus Malzahn when he gets home: pic.twitter.com/mg2OOYPu2x
— Claudia #8 #24 (@TexasEx10) December 3, 2017
Champions. 🏆 #SECChampionship pic.twitter.com/zwvyVEI9Dq
— UGA Alumni (@ugaalumniassoc) December 3, 2017
What. A. Night.
Congrats, @FootballUGA!#SECChampionship #MBStadium pic.twitter.com/stxyP4giZ7
— Mercedes-Benz Stadium (@MBStadium) December 3, 2017
When they said you can't compete in the SEC with a true freshman at quarterback…#UGA2ATL #SECchampionship @FrommJake pic.twitter.com/ShzMx91ydd
— Bulldogs Game Day (@WSBbulldogs) December 2, 2017
Believe it or not, there were even more Muppet tweets.
Me right now! Yes!! Touchdown UGA!!! #letsgoDAWGS #SECChampionship pic.twitter.com/HiVyAKGdze
— Justin WSB (@WSBTVCameraMan) December 3, 2017
If you were cheering on the Crimson Tide during the 2017 Iron Bowl, then stay tuned to watch them play Clemson in the 2018 Sugar Bowl on January 1.
What were your thoughts on the AU/UGA game? We want to know!