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Hail to the king — JD Crowe”

On their 20 three plays later, Bulldogs quarterback Jake Fromm launched a beautiful, arching pass that Mecole Hardman run under without breaking stride for a dramatic, 80-yard touchdown to go up 20-7 and dramatically answer Alabama's score. But one like this? Oh gosh, I'm just really happy.

People who stayed up past 11 see the finish were glad they did.

"It has definitely set the standard", Fromm said. Easy. The younger brother of Calvin Ridley finished the half with four catches and 63 yards. The opinions in this column are his and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SDN or its staff.

The lefty was far more successful on drive No. 2.

Tagovailoa took a terrible sack on Alabama's first play of overtime, losing 16 yards.

Tagovailoa was brilliant at times, though he had a few freshman moments.

Najee Harris led Alabama in rushing with 64 yards on six carries, all of which came in the fourth quarter. The winning play was, basically, four receivers going deep.

Breakdown: "Speaking of true freshman QBs, Tua Tagovailoa looks like he's going to be a problem". "I was speaking in tongues. Smitty was wide open". Saban also competes in a deeper SEC where more schools have the resources to field consistent title contenders. The Bulldogs might have fallen in overtime Monday night, however, Kirby Smart said after the game that this loss will not define them.

Passas told The Associated Press in a telephone interview that Tagovailoa began attending the football camp at Saint Louis when he was just 9 years old and immediately started throwing with the senior players, including Mariota. Just a great win.

In an eight-team format, Wisconsin and Ohio State wouldn't have had to complain about not getting in the playoff.

Key play: The last one. "I think they respect each other because of that, and I think their teammates respect them for that".

"I don't know how Coach Saban found me all the way from Hawaii in Alabama", Tagovailoa said.

A pair of true freshmen connected for the game-winning touchdown pass in overtime as Tua Tagovailoa hit DeVonta Smith on a 41-yard strike down the left sideline.

American Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa made headlines this week after he claimed he was speaking in the heavenly languages of tongues as he played in the National Championship Game and led his team, Alabama Crimson Tide, to victory. Of course, every team aside from the celebrating Crimson Tide and grieving Bulldogs are already starting to focus on next season.

While the momentum was short-lived, Tony Brown stayed focused and managed to bring in a difficult interception on Georgia's first drive of the game. After a false start, the 35-yard field goal became 40, and the kick by Andy Pappanastos went wide left. Maybe it's easier for someone with Saban's accomplished resume to do it, but inserting untested Tua Tagavailoa to rescue 'Bama on the biggest stage still goes down as one of the boldest coaching moves in any sport. What a game and what a fitting end to the College Football Season! Alabama wasn't a conference champion and its best win was either a fringe top-25 Mississippi State or a Florida State team that lost its quarterback for the season against Alabama and won seven games.

Saban has months to figure out which quarterback gives Alabama the best chance for a repeat. A nervous quiet gripped the crowd of 77,430 as 'Bama burned the clock.

That exchange speaks to the confidence Saban had in Tagovailoa, especially in the fourth quarter.

This is the sixth national title win for Nick Saban, tying Bear Bryant for most national titles.

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