The junior threw for 82 yards and the game-tying touchdown on 7 of 9 passing, while also recording 28 yards and the go-ahead score on five rushing attempts.
In last season's national title game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, between these same two teams, Tua Tagovailoa replaced an ineffective Hurts at the start of the second half with Alabama trailing Georgia 13-0. The hero in last year's national title game against the Bulldogs, Tagovailoa threw two interceptions Saturday evening.
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"I've probably never been more proud of a player than Jalen", an emotional coach Nick Saban said moments after the triumph. He's quickly built Georgia into a national powerhouse, but he keeps coming up short against his ex-boss.
Top-ranked Alabama, No. 2 Clemson and No. 3 Notre Dame are all expected to land berths in the four-team College Football Playoff when the field is announced on Sunday.
Championship Saturday is over in college football. The Alabama quarterback had a pair of interceptions, matching his total for the entire season, though he did spark the comeback with a 51-yard touchdown pass to Jaylen Waddle late in the third quarter, cutting Georgia's lead to 28-21. There is no one questioning that title or how good this team has been to get where they are.
Georgia's Jake Fromm threw for 301 yards and three touchdowns, while Tagovailoa was only 10 of 25 for 164 yards.