Alabama is again top dog in the Southeastern Conference — and perhaps headed to the College Football Playoff.
Alabama’s national championship hopes came down to fourth-and-31 with a loss and more than a few close calls along the way.
The back door to the College Football playoff is unlikely to be open for Ohio State or anybody else this championship weekend.
Jalen Milroe and Isaiah Bond rescued No. 8 Alabama’s playoff hopes, connecting for a last-minute touchdown on fourth-and-goal from the 31 to beat Auburn 27-24.
Bryce Young passed for 321 yards and five touchdowns, and No. 5 Alabama responded to an early two-score deficit with 35 straight points to defeat No. 11 Kansas State 45-20 in the Sugar Bowl.