Alabama decided to make a quarterback change at halftime of the College Football Playoff national championship game and the early returns paid off. Backup quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, a true freshman, replaced Jalen Hurts and he led Alabama on a scoring drive on the Crimson Tide’s second possession of the second half.

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Before the touchdown throw, Tugovailoa kept the drive alive with a huge scramble for a 1st down on 3rd-and-7.

Tugovailoa found a wide open Henry Ruggs III in the back of the end zone to cut into Georgia’s lead.

Watch the touchdown pass below.

Andy Wittry has written for SI.com, Sporting News, the Indianapolis Star, Louisville Courier-Journal and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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