Alabama and head coach Nick Saban relished their status as underdogs leading up to the SEC championship game against No. 1 Georgia.

"You guys gave us a lot of really positive rat poison," Saban told reporters after his squad beat the Bulldogs to lock up another conference title. "The rat poison that you usually give us is usually fatal. But the rat poison that you put out there this week was yummy."

Alabama entered Saturday's affair as the betting underdog for the first time in 93 games. Georgia, which rolled into battle with a perfect 12-0 record, was favored by 6.5 points.