No. 4 Alabama (13-1) was playing in its third straight national championship game. "He's built for stuff like this". It paid off. The quarterbacks bought in, the team bought in and Tagovailoa rewarded Saban's trust.
Things started well for Alabama.
Honestly, he was the G.O.A.T. before Monday's game. It was the first pick of his career.
A 40-yard missed field goal changed the mood in a heavily Georgia-influenced stadium. They must find funding options to provide health insurance for tens of thousands of children who may lose access to health care.
The Big Ten and Pac-12 were left out as an expense, as the argument came down to the final Sunday on the Crimson Tide vs. conference champion Ohio State.
Harris' most memorable contribution came in the the fourth quarter.
Nick Saban almost definitely isn't leaving Alabama after winning a fifth National Championship as head coach of the Tide.
Chubb and Michel had more yards rushing than any tandem in FBS history. "Ball, '" Hurts told ESPN's Tom Rinaldi on the field afterward.
"All glory goes to God", he continued.
It was, of course, just a game.
The interception was crucial. After a quick three-and-out with the first series under Tagovailoa featured a QB run, quick pass to the flat to a tight end and a sack, Brian Daboll opened up the playbook. "That's what we're trying to instill in these young guys to feed into that's what got us here". "I think Tua's done that for him all year long". Brown then took to Twitter to defend his actions. The closest comparison would have to be the New England Patriots who have won five in the last 15 years. The Bulldogs had the ball for 19:33 of the half and snapped the ball 47 times to Alabama's 27. "That's how I knew what was going on". "There's lots of highs and lows". That included two big third-down conversions of 23 yards and 16 yards. The simplest explanation of the 'Major Selectors' is that it excludes a large number of national championships that are historically suspect. That drive went three plays, ended in a sack that injured left tackle Jonah Williams. Blankenship gave Georgia a solid start and was in line to be the hero. They have it every year in the NCAA tournament, but nobody complains about expanding that. The Hurricanes will be a team to watch closely in 2018, and no one should be surprised if they are in the College Football Playoff next year. He shook loose, changed fields and ran nine yards when he needed seven. Check that: Alabama's set to reload. Najee Harris made his first appearance in the Alabama backfield and the fresh legs proved valuable.
A few teams have knocked them off once, but Alabama just gets back up stronger than ever.
"Everybody realizes the sacrifices and the adversity that you had to overcome to do it and the hard work you put in to do it", Saban said. Kirby Smart has made a good program a great program, and even with the talent that is leaving, Georgia is loaded with great players and great prospects are coming in. The Tide's leading passer, rusher and receiver in the game were all freshmen.
There will be many eyes on Alabama and MSU through the spring and into the summer months to see how Saban and Joe Moorhead handle their quarterbacks. The freshman delivered the strike to Ridley with pressure in his face and Alabama tied the score at 20-20.
Alabama's defensive domination continued.
Momentum is building to pay the college athletes who generate so much revenue and goodwill for their universities.
Then suddenly, it was advantage Georgia.
Fromm seems to be firmly in place at Georgia after taking over early during the season due to an injury.
Key play: The last one.