Alabama won its fifth national championship in nine years with a 26-23 victory over Georgia in overtime. Georgia started with the ball in overtime and the Bulldogs kicked a 51-yard field goal, forcing the Crimson Tide to score to stay alive.
Alabama backup quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who replaced Jalen Hurts in the second half, found DeVonta Smith for a 41-yard touchdown on 2nd-and-26. It was Smith’s only catch of the game.
Tagovailoa finished the game with 166 passing yards and three touchdowns.
Watch Alabama’s game-winning touchdown below.
WHAT. A. GAME.
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) January 9, 2018