By Lonnie Gordon III
Photo Credits: Saturday Blitz
Yesterday, the Alabama Crimson Tide rallied in overtime to beat the Georgia Bulldogs 26-23 to add to Alabama’s dominating dynasty.
It seemed as though Alabama did not deserve to be in the championship game in the first half, losing 13-0 to Georgia before going into the locker room led behind a struggling Jalen Hurts. Could Nick Saban have given the Crimson Tide the bestt motivational speech ever? Or maybe it was the QB switch to freshman Tua Tagovailoa in the second half – or maybe both. Either way, Alabama was able to storm back and tie the game 23-23 in the 4th quarter with less than 4 minutes left in the national title game.
Alabama had a chance to win the game before going into Overtime, however the FG kicker Andy Pappanastos missed a 36-yard field goal to increase the suspense in the game. Tagovailoa proved that it was no problem for him though, throwing a perfect 41-yard pass to Davonta Smith to win the national championship. So maybe it was the QB switch.
Alabama has played in the national championship three straight seasons, and they split one with Clemson the last two seasons, losing to them last year by a touchdown scored with seconds remaining on the clock. This win marks the second championship in three years, and the fifth championship under Nick Saban since he took on the coaching role in 2009.
Could Alabama’s dynasty be the greatest that college football has ever seen? They’re getting close.
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