Michigan clinches CFP win over Alabama with clutch goal line stand in OT
Michigan defeated Alabama 27-20 in overtime on Monday evening at the Rose Bowl.
The game came down to the final play — a 4th and 3 for Alabama in overtime with the Tide down by 7. Alabama offensive coordinator Tommy Rees dialed up a designed quarterback run for Jalen Milroe, but the play was quickly blown up by Michigan’s defensive line.
Michigan’s Derrick Moore was credited with the tackle on the final play of the game.
Here’s a replay of the final stand that clinched Michigan’s spot in the national championship game:
JALEN MILROE IS STOPPED ON 4TH DOWN😱
— ESPN (@espn) January 2, 2024
Michigan dominated Alabama’s offensive line all evening. The Wolverines totaled 6 sacks and 10 tackles for loss on the night and was consistently able to pressure Milroe in the pocket.
The win means Michigan will advance to the College Football Playoff national title game for the first time in the CFP era. It snaps a 2-game losing streak for Michigan in semifinal games as well.
Michigan will await the winner of Washington vs. Texas in the Sugar Bowl.