Quarterback Bryce Young connected with wide receiver John Metchie III on a 2-point conversion in the fourth overtime Saturday to seal a 24-22 victory for No. 3 Alabama over Auburn in the first Iron Bowl game to go to OT.
The win moved the Crimson Tide to 11-1 (7-1 SEC). Auburn finished its regular season 6-6 (3-5 SEC).
Young completed 25 of 51 passes for 317 yards, with two touchdowns and an interception. He was under heavy pressure from the Tigers’ defense throughout the game. Auburn sacked him seven times. The interception, by safety Bydarrius Knighten in the third quarter, was Young’s first in 227 passing attempts.
Alabama star wide receiver Jameson Williams recorded two catches for 43 yards before he was ejected for a targeting penalty in the second quarter. The Crimson Tide finished the game with 11 penalties for 129 yards while the Tigers had seven for 53 yards.
Alabama came into the game as the SEC West champion, so this year’s Iron Bowl was about preserving its chance at securing a spot in the College Football Playoff. The Tide will face No. 1 Georgia in the SEC championship game Saturday in Atlanta.
Sporting News tracked updates and highlights from Alabama vs. Auburn on Saturday. Follow for complete results from the Iron Bowl rivalry game.
Alabama vs. Auburn score
Alabama vs. Auburn live updates, highlights
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Final: Alabama 24, Auburn 22
7:41 p.m.: TWO-POINT CONVERSION ALABAMA. Young completes to Metchie to end the game after four overtime periods. Auburn failed on the two-point conversion and gave Alabama the first overtime Iron Bowl victory.
7:38 p.m.: TWO-POINT CONVERSION, ALABAMA. Finley completes to Shenker to tie it up again 22-22, forcing a fourth overtime period.
7:35 p.m.: TWO-POINT CONVERSION, AUBURN. Young completes to Metchie to put the Crimson Tide up 22-20.
7:32 p.m.: FIELD GOAL ALABAMA. Reichard makes a 38-yard attempt to tie it up 20-20 in the second overtime. Auburn will line up inside the Alabama red zone for two-point conversion attempts in the third period.
7:28 p.m.: FIELD GOAL AUBURN. Patton makes a 49-yard attempt to put the Tigers back in front 20-17 during the second overtime period.
7:26 p.m.: Daniel Wright sacks Finley for a loss of four yards, pushing the Tigers back to the Alabama 32.
7:22 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN AUBURN. Finley connects with King in the end zone for the four-yard score. Auburn ties it up 17-17 to force another overtime period.
7:20 p.m.: Finley completes to Hudson for 13 yards to put the Tigers at the Alabama 4.
7:18 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN ALABAMA. Young completes to Bolden in the end zone for a six-yard score. Alabama takes a 17-10 lead in the first overtime.
7:17 p.m.: Young completes to Metchie for 13 yards to give Alabama a first down from the 12.
7:15 p.m.: Auburn wins the coin toss and elects to defend first. Alabama starts with the ball from the Auburn 25.
Fourth Quarter: Alabama 10, Auburn 10
7:05 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN ALABAMA. Young finds Brooks in the end zone for 28 yards. Alabama ties it up 10-10 with 28 seconds remaining in the game.
7:00 p.m.: Young completes to Billingsley for 14 yards and positions Alabama at the Auburn 28.
6:58 p.m.: Young finds Brooks at the Auburn 45 for a 21-yard gain.
6:56 p.m.: Young completes to Metchie for 22-yards and gives the Crimson Tide a first down at their own 25.
6:52 p.m.: Bigsby makes a 10-yard rush to put the Tigers at the Alabama 37. After they fail to convert on third down, Auburn punts and positions Alabama at the 2.
6:50 p.m.: Sanders runs for no gain, forcing Auburn to take over on downs from the Alabama 46 with 2:00 remaining.
6:45 p.m.: Young connects with Metchie for another eight yards, then finds Trey Sanders short of the first down.
6:42 p.m.: Young completes to Metchie for 27 yards to give the Crimson Tide a first down from their own 37.
6:38 p.m.: The Tigers punt after Finley throws another incomplete pass on third down. Alabama will take over from their own 2 with 4:47 remaining.
6:35 p.m.: Turner commits a roughing the passer penalty, negating an interception for Alabama. Auburn gets an automatic first down from the Alabama 35.
6:32 p.m.: FIELD GOAL ALABAMA. Reichard makes a 30-yard attempt to put the Crimson Tide on the board. Auburn leads 10-3 with 8:44 remaining.
6:30 p.m.: Hall sacks Young for a loss of five yards, pushing the Tide back to the Auburn 12.
6:27 p.m.: Sanders rushes for seven yards and leaps over a defender to put the Crimson Tide at the 14.
6:26 p.m.: Robinson makes a 37-yard rush to give the Crimson Tide a first down at the 21.
6:23 p.m.: INTERCEPTION ALABAMA. Josh Jobe picks off a pass from Finley, allowing the Crimson Tide to take over from the Alabama 42.
6:20 p.m.: Young attempts to rush, but is sacked for a loss of five yards on fourth down. Auburn takes over on downs from their own 44.
6:18 p.m.: Young connects with Metchie for 10 yards to give the Crimson Tide a first down from the Auburn 47.
6:15 p.m.: After Bigsby makes an eight-yard run, the Tigers are forced to punt. Alabama returns and starts their drive from their own 26.
Third Quarter: Auburn 10, Alabama 0
6:05 p.m.: Finley completes to Hunter for eight yards to the Auburn 20, but an offensive holding and false start penalty pushes the Tigers back to the 5.
6:00 p.m.: Alabama fakes a field goal, but fails to capitalize with a first down as Paul Tyson attempted a pass to Latu. Auburn takes over on downs from their own 19.
5:55 p.m.: Young connects with Metchie on a deep 26-yard pass to give Alabama a first down at the 18.
5:50 p.m.: Young finds Cameron Latu for 14 yards to push the Tide up to the Auburn 45.
5:45 p.m.: Young completes to Robinson for 13 yards to give the Crimson Tide a first down from the 38.
5:40 p.m.: Auburn fails to capitalize on the interception and is forced to punt. Alabama takes over from the 20.
5:38 p.m.: Finley is sacked by McKinstry for a loss of 13 yards, pushing the Tigers back to the Alabama 33.
5:35 p.m.: INTERCEPTION, AUBURN. A pass from Young is picked off by Bydarrius Knighten, marking Young’s first interception in 227 attempts. Tigers take over at the Alabama 45.
5:30 p.m.: FIELD GOAL AUBURN. Patton makes a 33-yard attempt and extends the Tigers’ 10-0 lead with 11:43 to go in the third.
5:25 p.m.: Young is sacked by Harris for a loss of four yards. Johnson returns the punt for Auburn and gives the Tigers a first down at the Crimson Tide 21.
5:22 p.m.: Robinson rushes, but is brought down before the line of scrimmage for a loss of six yards to open the second half.
Halftime: Auburn 7, Alabama 0
5:05 p.m.: Robinson rushes 12 yards to the Alabama 21 for a first down.
5:04 p.m.: Finley is sacked by Mathis for a loss of 10 yards, pushing the Tigers back to the Alabama 49. Auburn is forced to punt and gives Alabama possession from their own 9.
5:00 p.m.: Derick Hall sacks Young for a loss of eight yards, forcing the Crimson Tide to punt from their own 11.
4:58 p.m.: Smoke Monday sacks Young for a loss of eight yards, pushing the Crimson Tide back to their own 28.
4:55 p.m.: Young completes to Metchie for nine yards, then rushes seven yards on the following play to give Alabama a first down from their own 36.
4:52: TOUCHDOWN AUBURN. Finley finds Hudson in the end zone for the 15-yard score. Auburn takes a 7-0 lead with 6:50 remaining in the half.
4:47 p.m.: Finley fires a deep 29-yard pass to Robertson to give the Tigers a first down from the Alabama 15.
4:45 p.m.: Turner sacks Finley for a loss of two yards at the Alabama 44.
4:41 p.m.: Jameson Williams gets ejected with a targeting call during Auburn’s punt return.
4:35 p.m.: Finley throws consecutive incompletions to force the ninth punt of the game. The ball bounces into the end zone, allowing Auburn to start from the 20.
4:28 p.m.: Young is pushed out of bounds at the 36 on consecutive plays for a combined loss of four yards. Alabama punts to give Auburn possession from the 25.
4:24 p.m.: Young completes to Metchie III for 11 yards to give the Crimson Tide a first down at the Alabama 40.
4:20 p.m.: Dallas Turner sacks Finley for a loss of six yards, forcing the Tigers to punt from their own 25.
4:18 p.m.: Finley completes to Jackson for 10 yards at the Auburn 31.
First Quarter: Alabama 0, Auburn 0
4:12 p.m.: Auburn makes a stop on Robinson during third down, holding the Crimson Tide to punt from their own 39.
4:09 p.m.: Finley throws an incomplete pass then rushes four yards on third down. Auburn is forced to punt and gives Alabama the ball at their own 30.
4:07 p.m.: Finley completes to Shenker for 22 yards at the Auburn 30 for a first down.
4:03 p.m.: Robinson is brought down before the line of scrimmage for a loss of one yard. Alabama is forced to punt again and gives Auburn possession at the 12.
4:02 p.m.: Young fires a deep 34-yard pass to Williams and gives the Tide a first down at the Alabama 41.
4:00 p.m: Young is sacked by Moultry for a loss of eight yards at the 7.
3:56 p.m.: After Finley throws consecutive incompletions, the Tigers punt and give the Crimson Tide possession from their own 15.
3:52 p.m.: Finley connects with Jackson for nine yards to allow a first down from the 46.
3:48 p.m.: Finley completes to Johnson for seven yards and gives the Tigers a first down at the 36.
3:44 p.m.: Bigsby makes a seven-yard rush to the Auburn 10.
3:40 p.m.: Young fires two incomplete passes and Robinson rushes for no gain on the drive. Alabama punts and gives Auburn possession at their own 2.
3:38 p.m.: Auburn punts after the sack on third down, Alabama makes a fair catch at the 48.
3:34 p.m.: Bigsby is brought down by Anderson Jr. at the 3 during the first passing play of the game.
3:30 p.m. : Alabama wins the coin toss and elects to defer. Auburn will start with the ball from the 13.
What channel is Alabama vs. Auburn on today?
- TV channel: CBS
- Live stream: CBS Sports App, fuboTV
The Iron Bowl meeting between Alabama and Auburn will be broadcast nationally on CBS. Brad Nessler and Gary Danielson will call the game from the booth while Jamie Erdahl will report from the sidelines. You can also stream the game live on Paramount+ or with fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial .
Alabama vs. Auburn start time
- Date: Saturday, Nov. 27
- Kickoff: 3:30 p.m. ET
Alabama vs. Auburn will kick off shortly after 3:30 p.m. ET from Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala.
Alabama schedule 2021
|vs. No. 14 Miami (Atlanta)||Sept. 4||Alabama 44, Miami 13|
|vs. Mercer||Sept. 11||Alabama 48, Mercer 14|
|at No. 11 Florida||Sept. 18||Alabama 31, Florida 29|
|vs. Southern Miss||Sept. 25||Alabama 63, Southern Miss 14|
|vs. No. 12 Ole Miss||Oct. 2||Alabama 42, Ole Miss 21|
|at Texas A&M||Oct. 9||Texas A&M 41, Alabama 38|
|at Mississippi State||Oct. 16||Alabama 49, Mississippi State 9|
|vs. Tennessee||Oct. 23||Alabama 52, Tennessee 24|
|vs. LSU||Nov. 6||Alabama 20, LSU 14|
|vs. New Mexico State||Nov. 13||Alabama 59, New Mexico State 3|
|vs. No. 21 Arkansas||Nov. 20||Alabama 42, Arkansas 35|
|at Auburn||Nov. 27||Alabama 24, Auburn 22 (4 OTs)|
Auburn schedule 2021
|vs. Akron||Sept. 4||Auburn 60, Akron 10|
|vs. Alabama State||Sept. 11||Auburn 62, Alabama State 0|
|at No. 10 Penn State||Sept. 18||Penn State 28, Auburn 20|
|vs. Georgia State||Sept. 25||Auburn 34, Georgia State 24|
|at LSU||Oct. 2||Auburn 24, LSU 19|
|at No. 2 Georgia||Oct. 9||Georgia 34, Auburn 10|
|at No. 17 Arkansas||Oct. 16||Auburn 38, Arkansas 23|
|vs. No. 10 Ole Miss||Oct. 30||Auburn 31, Ole Miss 20|
|at No. 14 Texas A&M||Nov. 6||Texas A&M 20, Auburn 3|
|vs. Mississippi State||Nov. 13||Mississippi State 43, Auburn 34|
|at South Carolina||Nov. 20||South Carolina 21, Auburn 17|
|vs. No. 2 Alabama||Nov. 26||Alabama 24, Auburn 22 (4 OTs)|