#3 Alabama escapes with a win in first overtime game in Iron Bowl history

John Metchie caught a scoring pass from Bryce Young in the fourth overtime to give No. 3 Alabama a 24-22 comeback victory over rival Auburn on Saturday, rescuing the Crimson Tide’s national title hopes.

Kool-Aid McKinstry tipped away T.J. Finley’s pass in the final OT and Young hit Metchie just as he did in the previous one.

Alabama (11-1, 7-1 Southeastern Conference) moves on to face No. 1 Georgia in the league championship game with its College Football Playoff hopes on the line.

The Tigers (6-6, 3-5) dropped their fourth straight game.

Young capped a 97-yard drive with a 28-yard touchdown to freshman Ja’Corey Brooks _ his third catch and first touchdown this season _ with 24 seconds left in regulation.