Watch: Alabama Wins National Championship In OT on Tua Tagovailoa Touchdown To DeVonta Smith
The Alabama Crimson Tide won their fifth national championship in nine years in a 26–23 overtime victory over the Georgia Bulldogs. Tua Tagovailoa connected with DeVonta Smith from 41 yards out for a touchdown and the title.
Alabama was trailing 13–0 at the half. Tagobailoa took over in the second half for Alabama after starting quarterback Jalen Hurts struggled. Kicker Andy Pappanastos missed a 36-yard field goal at the end of regulation that would have won the game for the Crimson Tide.
Georgia scored a field goal in their first overtime possession but Alabama won on the touchdown.
"The Crimson Tide will not be denied!" was the official call from ESPN's Chris Fowler.
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Nick Saban won his sixth national championship at Alabama, which ties him with legendary coach Bear Bryant.