After dominating the first half of Monday's College Football Playoff national championship against Alabama, it looked like the Bulldogs would waltz their way to the team's first national title since 1980.
Alabama Crimson Tide may have bested SEC rivals Georgia Bulldogs on the football field Monday night with a 26-23 win in the College Football Playoff National Championship game, but players from both teams have revealed that they found victory in Jesus Christ. Georgia's last national title in a major sporting event came in 1995 - more than 22 years ago - when the Atlanta Braves defeated the Cleveland Indians in the World Series.
In Alabama, the call was one of elation, disbelief, and in the end professionalism on the part of the Eli Gold, who has been the voice of Alabama football since 1988. But the Tide got its revenge in OT in jaw-dropping fashion.
Tagovailoa went on to win Offensive MVP honors in the game and threw the game-winning 41-yard touchdown pass in overtime to clinch the win.
Nick Saban has done it again. Turns out, your ears weren't deceiving you. A win there puts them one game away from another Super Bowl berth.More news: WWE Superstar Reportedly Told To Retire At 25
But with the absence of a passing game and being able to make explosive plays and being able to convert on third down, I just didn't feel we could run the ball well enough, and I thought Tua would give us a better chance and a spark, which he certainly did. The Bulldogs also have players like quarterback Jake Fromm, running back D'Andre Swift, and wide receiver Mecole Hardman coming back to school.
He was saved in the extra period by Tagovailoa, a dual-threat quarterback from Ewa Beach, Hawaii, who played at the same school as Tennessee Titans quarterback and Heisman Trophy victor Marcus Mariota.
That move seemed to pay off for Saban, as Tagovailoa hit fire in the second half. Tua Tagovailoa lead the team after spending a majority of the year backing up Jalen Hurts, showing off his ability and calm demeanor in the process. "I think people forget that the game isn't over". The freshman quarterback was sacked for a 16-yard loss on the previous play before sending Alabama to its 11th national championship. "I'm sure everybody thinks mostly about that last play that won the game", said Byron Richards. In the video, Drake pushes aside a Georgia jersey and shouts, "Quavo, I need my chips with the Huncho Jack dip, my boy!"
"This is very big for us kids back home", Tagovailoa said.
"I just hope the younger class doesn't take it for granted that it's just going to happen", Smart said.