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When Conference Championship Games Cause Chaos

Ever since Antonio Langham returned an interception for a touchdown in the first SEC Championship Game back in 1992, one truth has remained: no team is safe on conference championship weekend.

Since that groundbreaking night in 1992, more conference championships have been created and they add to the excitement of the season. However, they can also wreak havoc on the national title picture (or in the current landscape, the College Football Playoff) depending on the results. Here is a history of how upsets in conference championships have impacted the national championship outcome.


Most college football fans remember that the 1994 Penn State team may be the best team to not win a national title.