Alabama survives Death Valley, beats LSU in OT

Baton Rouge, LA ( – Despite a late fourth-quarter turnover,
Alabama is still alive in the national championship race.

Blake Sims threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to DeAndrew White in overtime to
boost the fourth-ranked Crimson Tide to a 20-13 win over No. 14 LSU Saturday

T.J. Yeldon fumbled at the Alabama 6 with 1:13 left, and Colby Delahoussaye
kicked a 39-yard field goal to give LSU the lead.

Sims, though, led Alabama down the field with some clutch plays and Adam
Griffith’s 27-yard field goal with three seconds left forced OT.

The Crimson Tide got the ball first in OT, and White caught Sims’ looping pass
on the right side of the end zone.

Anthony Jennings then threw four straight incompletions to end the game. The
final attempt to the end zone was knocked away to finish the fourth overtime
game since 2005 between the foes.

The victory for Alabama (8-1, 5-1 SEC) came on a day Auburn lost to Texas A&M.
Auburn entered the week No. 3 in the College Football Playoff Selection
Committee Rankings, while Alabama was fifth.

Alabama welcomes No. 1 Mississippi State to Bryant-Denny Stadium next