TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- Le'Ron McClain grabbed a 2-yard
touchdown pass from John Parker Wilson in overtime to lift Alabama
to a 26-23 win over Mississippi on Saturday, the Crimson Tide's
second consecutive last-play victory against Ole Miss.
The Rebels (2-5, 1-3) Southeastern Conference) got the ball
first in OT but had to settle for a 37-yard field goal by Joshua
Shene after Alabama's Keith Saunders dropped Mico McSwain for a
loss on third-and-2 at the 17.
Alabama (5-2, 2-2) had first-and-goal at the 3 after a 1-yard
sneak by Wilson, but Ole Miss twice stopped fullback Tim Castille
short of the end zone. On third-and-goal from the 2, McClain, the
fullback, slipped past a defender and into the open in the middle
of the end zone, where Wilson softly tossed him the ball for the
The play set off a wild celebration, with the Crimson Tide
sprinting off the sideline to swarm McClain and Wilson in the end
Jaime Christensen, who beat Ole Miss 13-10 with a 31-yard field
goal as time expired last year, kicked two 26-yarders this year,
and Wilson also threw a 39-yard scoring pass to D.J. Hall, who had
five catches for 119 yards. Wilson completed 16 of 28 passes for
206 yards without an interception.
Kenneth Darby ran for a season-high 162 yards on 25 carries for
the Tide, and Tim Castille capped an 80-yard drive, nine-play drive
with a 2-yard touchdown run.
With his team trailing by a touchdown in the fourth quarter,
Mississippi's Brent Schaeffer threw a 55-yard touchdown pass to
Mike Wallace to tie it at 20 with 8:21 remaining. The Rebels'
defense then held Alabama twice to force overtime.
Shene also had field goals of 36 and 23 yards for the Rebels.
BenJarvus Green-Ellis ran for 56 yards on 21 carries with a TD
for Ole Miss and Schaeffer was 13-of-20 passing for 163 yards and
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