The 2010 SEC Championship Game was played on December 4, 2010, in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia, to determine the 2010 football champion of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The game featured the Auburn Tigers, the champion of the West Division, and the South Carolina Gamecocks, champion of the East Division. South Carolina was the designated "home team". The SEC East is 11–8 in SEC Championship games, with the Florida Gators accounting for seven of the 11 victories.
Auburn defeated South Carolina 35-27 in Auburn during the regular season.
The game began at 4:00 p.m. EST and was televised by CBS Sports, for the tenth straight season. It featured Auburn's Heisman trophy contending quarterback Cam Newton against South Carolina's Stephen Garcia; running backs Marcus Lattimore (South Carolina) and Mike Dyer (Auburn); and receivers Alshon Jeffery (South Carolina) and Darvin Adams (Auburn). Gene Chizik and Steve Spurrier were the coaches of the teams