Live blog: Michigan wins, Alabama survives and more from Week 13

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ANN ARBOR, MI - NOVEMBER 27: Michigan fans rush the field celebrating the 42-27 victory by The Michigan Wolverines vs the Ohio State Buckeyes game on Saturday November 27, 2021 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, MI. (Photo by Steven King/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
ANN ARBOR, MI - NOVEMBER 27: Michigan fans rush the field celebrating the 42-27 victory by The Michigan Wolverines vs the Ohio State Buckeyes game on Saturday November 27, 2021 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, MI. (Photo by Steven King/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Michigan ended its skid to rival Ohio State, Alabama survived a four-overtime thriller over Auburn in the Iron Bowl and Oklahoma State won a "Bedlam" game that lived up to the hype.

It was a thrilling full Saturday slate — the final one of the 2021 college football regular season. Here's a look back at all the Top 25 action.

No. 5 Michigan 42, No. 2 Ohio State 27

Michigan led Ohio State 14-13 at the break, and the rivals could hardly wait for the second half to begin at the Big House.

The tunnel tussle sparked Michigan.

Hassan Haskins scored four of his career-high five touchdowns in the second half as the Wolverines (11-1, 8-1 Big Ten) — who had lost eight straight to the Ohio State — earned a 42-27 victory.

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Ohio State (10-2, 8-1) tried to rally late as QB C.J. Stroud threw a 10-yard TD pass to RB TreVeyon Henderson to cut Michigan's lead to 35-27 with 4:45 remaining in the game.

Trailing 28-13, the Buckeyes converted a fourth-and-4 at the Michigan 15 on the first play of the fourth quarter. Three plays later, Henderson scored from the 1 to cut the Wolverines' lead to 28-20.

After holding Ohio State to a three-and-out on the first drive of the second half, the Wolverines drove 81 yards on just three plays — all runs — to take a 21-13 lead. Blake Corum ran for 13 and 55 yards before Haskins scored from 13 yards out.

Michigan then forced an Ohio State punt and drove to the Buckeyes' 2 before things got heated again. 

Ohio State's Cam Brown received an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, giving Michigan the ball at the OSU 1. Haskins scored his third TD of the game on the next play to give the Wolverines a 28-13 lead with 5:49 to play in the third quarter.

First half

Michigan led 14-13 at the break. The Wolverines took the opening kickoff and drove 75 yards in 10 plays, capped by a 14-yard TD run by A.J. Henning on a reverse, for a 7-0 lead. 

They had a chance to take a two-score lead, but QB Cade McNamara was intercepted by Bryson Shaw to the threat. The Buckeyes then drove the length of a field but had to settle for a 31-yard field goal from Noah Ruggles to cut the Wolverines' lead to 7-3 with 4:17 left in the first quarter.

The defenses got tough before Ohio State took a 10-7 lead on a 25-yard TD pass from Stroud to WR Garrett Wilson to cap a four-play, 56-yard drive with 9:31 to play before halftime.

But Michigan came right back and took a 14-10 lead on a 13-play, 82-yard drive, capped by a Haskins' 1-yard TD run, with 4:18 to play in the first half. The highlight of the drive was a beautiful 37-yard pass from McNamara to WR Cornelius Johnson that set up Michigan at the Ohio State 2. Two plays later, Haskins scored.

Ruggles' second field goal cut Michigan's lead to 14-13 with 9 seconds left in the first half.

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No. 3 Alabama 24, Auburn 22 (4 OT)

The Iron Bowl has had many crazy endings in its history, so why not a game being decided by 2-point conversions.

QB Bryce Young hit John Metchie III with a 2-point conversion in the fourth overtime — after Auburn failed on its conversion — to give Alabama a 24-22 victory and keep its College Football Playoff hopes alive.

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Young and Metchie also connected for the 2-point conversion in the third overtime, but T.J. Finley threw a tying 2-point conversion — a throwback to the tight end — to force the fourth overtime.

Auburn backup kicker Ben Patton drilled a 49-yard field goal in the second overtime, but Alabama kicker Will Reichard responded with a 38-yarder — setting up the game to be decided by 2-point conversions.

Young hit Slade Bolden with a 6-yard touchdown pass in the first overtime to take the lead, but Auburn responded with a Finley-to-Landen King TD to tie the score and force a second overtime.

The Tide (11-1, 7-1 SEC), who play No. 1 Georgia in next week's SEC title game, began two drives late in regulation 98 and 97 yards away from the tying touchdown — and they scored on the second one.

Young hit Ja'Corey Brooks with a 28-yard TD pass on third-and-10 with 24 seconds left in regulation to tie the score and force overtime.

First half

Defenses dominated the first half of the Iron Bowl, and a special teams play led to the only score in the first 30 minutes.

A targeting call against Alabama star WR Jameson Williams — who was ejected — during a punt return gave Auburn the ball at the Alabama 39. And the Tigers came through as Finley tossed a 15-yard TD pass to Kobe Hudson with 6:50 remaining in the first half.

Alabama had minus-2 yards rushing in the first half.

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No. 7 Oklahoma State 37, No. 10 Oklahoma 33

The Cowboys (11-1, 8-1 Big 12) knocked off the Sooners (10-2, 7-2) 37-33 in a game that lived up to its "Bedlam" name.

Oklahoma's Eric Gray muffed a punt inside his own 10-yard line and Oklahoma State recovered. Three plays later, Jaylen Warren scored the go-ahead touchdown to give the Cowboys a 37-33 lead with 8:54 remaining.

From there, Oklahoma State held on for dear life to end Oklahoma's six-year reign as Big 12 champions. The Cowboys will play No. 8 Baylor in next week's Big 12 title game. 

After the game, Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley had to answer questions — but not all were about the game.

"I'm not going to be the next coach at LSU," Riley said.

First half

Oklahoma State held the lead for much of the first half, but a late second-quarter interception thrown by Spencer Sanders allowed Oklahoma to tie the score at 24-24 before the half.

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More Top 25 results

No. 1 Georgia 45, Georgia Tech 0

Stetson Bennett completed 14 of 20 passes for 255 yards and four TD passes as the Bulldogs (12-0) — a 35 1/2-point favorite against the Yellow Jackets (3-9) — rolled to cap a perfect regular season. Now it's on to the SEC championship game next week against No. 3 Alabama.

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No. 6 Notre Dame 45, Stanford 14

Jack Coan threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score for the Irish (11-1), who are still in contention for a College Football Playoff berth. The Cardinal lost their seventh straight game to end the season following an upset of then-No. 3 Oregon.

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No. 8 Baylor 27, Texas Tech 24

The Bears (10-2, 7-2 Big 12) held off the Red Raiders (6-6, 3-6) and — after Oklahoma State beat Oklahoma at "Bedlam" — advanced to next week's Big 12 title game against the Cowboys. Blake Shapen threw for 254 yards and four TDs in his first start for Baylor.

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No. 11 Oregon 38, Oregon State 29

The Ducks (10-2, 7-2), who had their College Football Playoff hopes dashed last week in a blowout loss to Utah, bounced back against the Beavers (7-5, 5-4). QB Anthony Brown had two TD passes and added another on the ground.

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No. 12 Michigan State 30, Penn State 27

The Spartans (10-2, 7-2 Big Ten), who saw their College Football Playoff hopes dashed last week in a loss at Ohio State, bounced back against the Nittany Lions (7-5, 4-5) as Payton Thorne threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score in the snowy victory.

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No. 13 BYU 35, USC 31

Tyler Allgeier rushed for 111 yards and 2 TDs for the Cougars (10-2), who secured their second-straight 10-win season with the victory. The loss means the Trojans (4-7) won't be bowling this season.

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Minnesota 23, No. 14 Wisconsin 13

The Gophers (8-4, 6-3) won the Paul Bunyan Axe and denied the Badgers (8-4, 6-3 Big Ten) the Big Ten West title. Iowa will play Michigan in next week's Big Ten title game.

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LSU 27, No. 15 Texas A&M 24

Max Johnson hit Jaray Jenkins with a 28-yard TD pass with 20 seconds left as the Tigers (6-6, 3-5 SEC) became bowl eligible by beating the Aggies (8-4, 4-4), who likely lost any shot of a New Year's Six bowl. It was LSU coach Ed Orgeron's final home game with the Tigers — and it was a memorable one.

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No. 17 Pitt 31, Syracuse 14

Kenny Pickett threw for four touchdowns to break the school record for scoring passes in a season as the Panthers (10-2, 7-1 ACC) defeated the Orange (5-7, 2-6), who failed to become bowl eligible. Pittsburgh faces No. 18 Wake Forest in next week's ACC title game.

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No. 18 Wake Forest 41, Boston College 10

Sam Hartman has three TD passes and a TD run as the Demon Deacons (10-2, 7-1 ACC) won the Atlantic Division by beating the Eagles (6-6, 2-6). Wake will play No. 17 Pitt in next week's ACC title game.

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North Texas 45, No. 22 UTSA 26

The Roadrunners (11-1, 7-1 C-USA), who had already clinched a spot in the Conference USA title game, were dominated by the Mean Green (6-6, 5-3), who became bowl eligible with the victory. Only Georgia and Cincinnati finished the regular season undefeated.

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No. 23 Clemson 30, South Carolina 0

Will Shipley rushed for 128 yards and a score for the Tigers (9-3), who have now won seven straight against the rival Gamecocks (6-6).

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No. 24 Houston 45, UConn 17

Houston QB Clayton Tune threw four TD passes as the Cougars (11-1) beat the Huskies (1-11) ahead of next week's AAC title game against undefeated No. 4 Cincinnati.

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