No. 8 Alabama upends No. 1 Georgia 27-24 to claim SEC title

Jalen Milroe passed for two touchdowns and No. 8 Alabama notched a crucial upset by dispatching top-ranked Georgia 27-24 in the Southeastern Conference title game on Saturday in Atlanta.Jermaine Burton and Jamarion Miller caught touchdown receptions, and Roydell Williams scored on a run as the Crimson Tide (12-1) won their 11 consecutive game. The victory snapped Georgia’s SEC record 29-game winning streak and greatly bolsters Alabama’s hopes of crashing the four-team College Football Playoff field.Kendall Milton rushed for two touchdowns and Carson Beck added one for Georgia (12-1). Beck completed 21 of 29 passes for 243 yards.Bulldogs star Brock Bowers played despite an ankle injury but was largely ineffective, with five receptions for 53 yards.The two-time defending national champion Bulldogs lost to Alabama for the eighth time in the past nine meetings.Milroe was 13-of-23 passing for 192 yards for the Crimson Tide.A 28-yard punt return by Anthony Evans III provided life to the Bulldogs early in the fourth quarter and preceded a four-play, 35-yard drive. Beck scored from the 1 to bring Georgia within 20-17.But the Crimson Tide answered with a nine-play, 75-yard drive. Williams scored on a 1-yard plunge to restore the 10-point lead with 5:47 remaining.Georgia responded with its own 75-yard drive. Milton scored from the 1 on the 10th play to cut Alabama’s lead to 27-24 with 2:52 left.When the Crimson Tide got the ball back, Milroe twice ran for first downs as Alabama ran out the clock.Alabama spotted Georgia a touchdown and then scored 17 consecutive points for a 17-7 halftime lead.