Alabama freshman quarterback who was thrown into the second half of the game led them to a wild comeback win capped off by the touchdown pass of a lifetime

Business Insider | 1/8/2018 | Scott Davis
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Alabama won the national championship, 26-23, over Georgia in overtime after a wild comeback.

The comeback was led by true freshman backup quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who was inserted into the game in the second half after Alabama went scoreless in the first half.

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Tagovailoa delivered, throwing three touchdowns including the game-winning, 41-yard touchdown in overtime.

Alabama had prepared freshman quarterback Tue Tagovailoa to play in the championship game, and it paid off.

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Alabama beat Georgia, 26-23, in the college football championship on Monday after inserting Tagovailoa into the game in the second half. Alabama head coach Nick Saban decided to make a change after a disastrous first half in which Alabama fell behind 13-0 and benched normal starter Jalen Hurts.

After Georgia kicked a field goal to go up 23-20 in overtime, Tagovailoa's extra period got off to a horrible start when he was sacked on the first snap for a major loss. Undeterred, he then delivered a 41-yard bomb to DeVonta Smith for the win.


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