Alabama went on to defeat Michigan State 38–0 in the Cotton Bowl, which served as a College Football Playoff semifinal, and defeated Clemson 45–40 in the national championship game.
This would be Verne Lundquist's final SEC Championship Game broadcast.
The conference is also highly successful financially, as it consistently leads most others in revenue distribution to its members, including an SEC record 5.8 million for the 2014–15 fiscal year, largely due to the revenue from the introduction of the SEC Network.RELATED: Full list of players attending SEC Media Days Auburn will be represented by safety Tray Matthews, kicker Daniel Carlson and offensive lineman Braden Smith.Matthews is entering his third year as a starter in Auburn's secondary and is the unquestioned leader of the defense heading into this fall. The highest rated champion of the Group of Five conferences (American Athletic Conference, MAC, Mountain West, Conference-USA and Sun Belt) will be selected to play in one of the Selection Committee Bowl Games.Blind dates are tough, especially in Alabama during Iron Bowl week.
The Eastern Division team was the designated home team, and the game was broadcast nationally by CBS for the 16th consecutive year.