Alabama QB Blake Sims saved the Crimson Tide’s season with an overtime TD pass to DeAndrew White.
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The #3 Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the #16 LSU Tigers 20-13 in overtime thanks to a late rally by QB Blake Sims to overcome a costly turnover.
With the two teams tied at 10 with less than two minutes to play, Alabama RB T.J. Yeldon fumbled the ball deep in their own territory to set up the Tigers in great field position. But the Tide held fast and only allowed LSU to come away with a field goal. With only 0:50 remaining, Alabama QB Blake Sims led the Tide down the field 55 yards to set up a game-tying FG from Adam Griffith to force the game into overtime.
In OT, Sims threw a TD pass to WR DeAndrew White, forcing LSU to go for it all on their following possession. But 4 straight incompletions from LSU QB Anthony Jennings ended the game and allowed Alabama to pick up the dangerous road win.
Sims finished the day with 20 completions for 209 yards and 2 TDs, one to leading receiver Amari Cooper and the other to White in OT. The Alabama defense was stout, forcing the LSU passing attack to only 76 yards through the air and 3.3 yards/carry on over 50 rushing attempts.
With the win (and an Auburn loss), the Crimson Tide move to 8-1 on the season and are now in sole possession of second place in the SEC West. They will likely move into the top 4 in the College Football Playoff ranking next week and will host the #1 Mississippi State Bulldogs in a game that may determine the SEC champion, and the SEC representative in the CFP.
With the loss LSU falls to 7-3 and is now tied with Texas A&M for 5th place in the SEC West. LSU plays Arkansas on the road next week.