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Twitter explodes after Jalen Hurts leads 'Bama comeback win over Georgia

05 December 2018
Twitter explodes after Jalen Hurts leads 'Bama comeback win over Georgia

He would watch as Tagovailoa led the Crimson Tide to a comeback win and a national title.

After strolling through the regular season and coming back from a two-score deficit in the second half to stun Georgia in the SEC Championship Game, the Crimson Tide went wire-to-wire as the top team in the land in all major polls.

Eleven months later, against the same opponent, in the same stadium, facing a similar situation, the tables were turned.

Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts (2) speaks to fans after the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game between Georgia and Alabama, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Atlanta. It was big for Alabama to win a close game like that even though it didn't cover.

Afterward in an on-field interview, Nick Saban got emotional and choked up while talking about Hurts.

"We've always had a lot of faith in Jalen", Saban said. If that isn't enough of a reason to tune in to this one, though I have two more for you, I truly don't know what is.

The Crimson Tide was welcomed by numerous people distributing hand sanitizer to everyone who got off the bus, players, coaches and team officials alike. Saban endorsed the Bulldogs for a spot in the playoff, saying "they're one of the four best teams in the country".

Saban kept an open competition through training camp before naming Tagovailoa the starting quarterback prior to Alabama's season opener in September. Had that call not been overturned to a touchdown, the fumble might have been the biggest play of the game and too much for Alabama to overcome. The Heisman Trophy front runner was having arguably his worst performance of the season, however, throwing just one touchdown and two interceptions. Hurts calmly guided the Crimson Tide to a game-tying touchdown with a 10-yard pass to Jerry Jeudy, capping a 16-play, 80-yard drive that consumed more than 7 minutes.