Bulldogs beat Alabama 26-23 in overtime

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Mikey Henderson caught a 25-yard touchdown pass in overtime to lift Number 22 Georgia to a 26-23 victory over Number 16 Alabama.

The Crimson Tide started overtime with the ball but failed to gain a yard and Leigh Tiffin put Alabama ahead with a 42-yard field goal.

The Bulldogs (3-1, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) needed one play to win it.

Matthew Stafford lofted a pass to the left side of the end zone for Henderson, who made an over-the-shoulder catch and ended the Tide's hopes of a second straight dramatic victory.

It was Henderson's first career touchdown catch, and it was a big one for a team that was flirting with its first 0-2 SEC start since 1993.

The Tide had rallied to beat Arkansas 41-38 last week on John Parker Wilson's touchdown pass to Matt Caddell with 8 seconds left.

This one might have been even more improbable if Alabama could have pulled it off after scoring 10 points in the final 6:30 to force overtime.

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