Lacy looking for another ring

Kyle Riviere
Former Dutchtown star Eddie Lacy after helping Alabama win the SEC title. Photo by David Goldman.

Alabama running back and former Dutchtown standout Eddie Lacy did the Griffins proud on Saturday as he was named SEC Championship MVP in the Tide's thrilling 32-28 win over Georgia.

The junior sphere-headed an Alabama rushing attack that absolutely dominated and demoralized a Georgia defense that was one of the best units in the country. The Tide piled up an SEC Championship Game record 350 yards rushing.

Lacy led the way with 181 yards and two scores on 20 carries.

The 100-yard plus performance by Lacy was his fourth of the year as he finished as Alabama's leading rusher with 1,182 yards and a whopping 16 touchdowns. He was named second-team All-SEC running back.

Lacy and the Tide finished 12-1 and were champions of the SEC after the instant classic with Georgia. They are now all set to play top-ranked and undefeated Notre Dame in the BCS Championship Game in Miami on Jan. 7.

The Lacy-led Alabama rushing attack will be going against a Heisman finalist in linebacker Manti Te'o and an Irish defense that ranks first in scoring defense and fourth in rushing yards allowed per game.

The Tide is seeking back-to-back titles and three championships in four years.