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Georgia slips past Tide in overtime

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Posted: September 23, 2007 12:23 a.m.
Updated: October 8, 2007 5:00 a.m.
    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Mikey Henderson caught a 25-yard touchdown pass from Matthew Stafford in overtime to lift No. 22 Georgia to a 26-23 victory over No. 16 Alabama on Saturday night.
    The Crimson Tide started overtime with the ball but failed to gain a yard and Leigh Tiffin put Alabama ahead with a 42-yard field goal.
    The Bulldogs (3-1, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) needed one play to win it. Stafford lofted a pass to the left side of the end zone for Henderson, who made an over-the-shoulder catch and ended the Tide’s hopes of a second straight dramatic victory.
    It was Henderson’s first career touchdown catch, and it was a big one for a team that was flirting with its first 0-2 SEC start since 1993.
    The Tide had rallied to beat Arkansas 41-38 last week on John Parker Wilson’s touchdown pass to Matt Caddell with 8 seconds left, the team’s first fourth-quarter comeback win since the 2004 Independence Bowl.
    This one might have been even more improbable if Alabama could have pulled it off after scoring 10 points in the final 6:30 to force overtime.

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