Georgia was one play away the end of a 30-year wait for a shot at another national championship.
Instead of a celebrating a comeback to remember, Aaron Murray and the No. 3 Bulldogs will have to live with coming up 5 yards short.
''It came down to one play to win the SEC championship and play for the national championship,'' Murray said.
Georgia's last-minute rally ended on the Alabama 5-yard line as time expired, giving the No. 2 Crimson Tide a 32-28 win in Saturday's Southeastern Conference championship game.
Alabama (12-1) advances to the national championship game against Notre Dame. Georgia (11-2) was denied its first national championship game since the 1982 season.
Only 1 minute, 8 seconds remained when Georgia took possession at its 15. It seemed to be too much field and too little time.
Still, Murray said the Bulldogs were confident.
''We have run four or five successful one-minute drives this season already,'' he said. ''We did more the ball extremely well, and we h...