Alabama vs.Mississippi

  Date: 10/14/2006  
  Score: 26-23  
  Alabama vs. Mississippi

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - After the Alabama defense held Ole Miss to a field goal on the first possession of overtime, Crimson Tide sophomore quarterback John Parker Wilson hit senior Le'Ron McClain in the end zone from the 2-yard line for the game-winning score, as Alabama beat Ole Miss 26-23 at Bryant- Denny Stadium.

After ending regulation tied 20-20, the Tide defense stalled the Rebels at the 20-yard line in the extra period before driving 25 yards in nine plays for the game-winning score.

Trailing 20-13, Ole Miss tied the game on a 55-yard touchdown pass from Brent Schaeffer to Mike Wallace, set up by a fake punt on the Rebel 40-yard line.

Alabama trailed 13-10 at halftime, but scored the first 10 points of the second half to take a 20-13 lead into the fourth quarter. On its second drive of the third quarter, Alabama converted two crucial third downs to set up a 26-yard field goal from Jason Christensen to tie things up at 13-13.

On the next drive, the Tide went 80 yards in nine plays, led by Darby, who carried the ball five times for 55 yards, including a season long 37-yard run. A 2-yard touchdown run by senior Tim Castille with 10:32 left capped the scoring drive and put Alabama up 20-13.

Wilson was 16-of-28 for 206 yards and two touchdowns. Junior DJ Hall had a record-setting day, recording his fourth-straight 100-yard receiving game and seventh of his career, pulling in five catches for 119 yards and a touchdown. Hall's seven career 100-yard receiving games breaks the Alabama record of six 100-yard games set by Ozzie Newsome, and his consecutive 100-yard game streak breaks Alabama's previous record of three set by Freddie Milons in 1999.

It took only four plays for Alabama to strike first in the game, when Wilson hit Hall on a 39-yard touchdown pass on third-and-five.

The Rebels answered with a nine-play, 82-yard drive that culminated in a 2-yard touchdown run from BenJarvus Green-Ellis to tie the score 7-7 with 6:53 left to play in the first. Alabama and Ole Miss traded field goals in the second quarter with the Rebels taking a 13-10 lead at halftime. Alabama racked up 434 yards of total offense, 228 of which came on the ground, led by Darby, who carried the ball 25 times for 164 yards, his highest total of the season.