Alabama won the national championship over Georgia on a play called … 'Seattle'?

Tua Tagovailoa came out of nowhere to lift Alabama to a national championship

The night and the game and the moment belonged to Nick Saban, and the kid from Hawaii, and a receiver Georgia left wide-open down the field on second-and-forever in overtime.

Alabama Crimson Tide is rolling in that feeling after an exciting win in overtime of last night's College Football Playoff National Championship against the Georgia Bulldogs.

Tua Tagovailoa #13 celebrates a touchdown pass with Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide during the third quarter against the Georgia Bulldogs in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. "Thank God he found me and we're here right now".

And he certainly made the most of it. The Hawaiian product threw for 166 yards and three touchdowns in the second half and overtime, including a 41-yard touchdown pass to win the game, in the bottom half of the first overtime period. The Knights not only won their conference, but also beat Auburn in the Peach Bowl to become the only FBS team to go undefeated this season.

The spark was a third-and-long where Tagovailoa eluded two Georgia tackles, crossed the field and finally went vertical for the first down.

So if we are connecting all the dots, Lane Kiffin leaving as Alabama's offensive coordinator opened the door for Sarkisian, fired from USC, to take the job with Alabama, opening the door for Tagovailoa to come to Tuscaloosa.

Mack Wilson, who had a team-high 12 tackles, two of them for a loss: sophomore. That 26-23 overtime win over Georgia was nearly too much to process, even for Nick Saban, who when it was over actually sputtered "I've never been happier in my life".

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As it stands, last night's game in the second-best metered market result of the College Football Playoff era, with only the 2015 Ohio State-Oregon matchup topping it.

It makes sense that Alabama would be listed as favorites to repeat, as they have a young core of players from this year's title winning team that will be returning.

But it was Saban's halftime move that defined this championship. "When you carry yourself that way it's important that you remember that you represent much more than yourself, and I think he understands it".

Going into the second half, Georgia was leading 13-0.

Georgia (13-2) finished second for its best ranking since 2007.

Tuesday morning's heartbreaking loss by University of Georgia to Alabama in the national championship game was a double whammy to Telly Williams, who's still recovering from the Atlanta Falcons' meltdown in last year's Super Bowl. Alabama has been in three straight, really exciting national title games. And even though he won't be with the team next year, Michel said he hopes what he and the rest of the team accomplished this year and how close they made it to bringing a championship back to Athens will play a role in how the Bulldogs come out and compete in the coming fall.

In a fourth-and-4 situation from the 7, Tagovailoa rolled to his left and found Ridley in the back of the end zone. "But that just goes to show that whenever coach puts his faith in us, we try to deliver".

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