With 3:19 left, J.J. McCarthy found Blake Corum for a 27-yard first down on a 4th-and-2 from Michigan's 33-yard line. A holding returned the ball to midfield.
McCarthy connected with Roman Wilson on a 29-yard pass to the Alabama five-yard line for 1st-and-goal with 1:45 left.
Two plays down the road, Wilson hauled in a touchdown throw of four yards. Following the PAT, Michigan was able to tie the score at 20.
James Burnip unleashed a thunderous 51-yard pass, which Michigan's return man James Thaw failed to connect with. In the face of an impending rush by players from Alabama's special teams, he pounced on the ball at the 1-yard line.
On a 10-yard run for a first down, Jalen Milroe survived a brutal Michigan pass rush and a near sack to sustain a drive that eventually led to a touchdown for Alabama.
J.J. McCarthy performed magic with a one-handed reception of a reverse pass and a beautiful throw under pressure to get Michigan a first down after a trick play nearly ended in disaster:
McCarthy completed his second touchdown throw of the day to Tyler Morris a few plays later:
Two sacks of Alabama quarterback Jalen Milroe were recorded by the highly rated Michigan defense in the first quarter. But the Crimson Tide had a fresh chance with a short field when a punt was muffed:
After four plays, Alabama took the lead on a 34-yard touchdown run by senior running back Jase McClellan:
The following drive, the Wolverines got the ball back quickly thanks to quarterback J.J. McCarthy, who completed a touchdown throw to Blake Corum after leading a 10-play, 75-yard drive: