Update: Michigan defeated Alabama 27-20 to advance to the 2024 College Football Playoff Championship Game. Blake Corum punched in the go-ahead score for the Wolverines and the defense stuffed Jalen Milroe on 4th and goal to survive.
The 2024 College Football Playoff semifinal between the No. 1 Michigan Wolverines and No. 4 Alabama Crimson Tide is heading to overtime, with the two powers tied 20-20. The Wolverines were able to punch in a touchdown late in the fourth quarter and this battle between these two powerhouses is setting up for a photo finish.
This is the third overtime game in the 10-year history of the College Football Playoffs. The first OT game that took place was during the 2018 semifinals, where Georgia defeated Oklahoma in a 54-48 thriller. The Bulldogs out-dueled Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield and Sony Michel delivered the game-winning score. The second instance occurred one week later in the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship Game, where Alabama defeated Georgia 26-23. This was the game where Jalen Hurts was famously benched for Tua Tagovailoa, who fired off the game-winning touchdown to future Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith.