Hurts rallies No. 1 Alabama over Georgia

Hurts rallies No. 1 Alabama over Georgia

Hurts rallies No. 1 Alabama over Georgia

But Hurts took control of the offense and lifted Alabama, certain to be the top seed in the College Football Playoff. With the game tied and just a minute to go, Hurts broke through the defense and powered into the endzone.

After the game, Alabama coach Nick Saban discussed his quarterback's performance with CBS' Jamie Erdahl during his postgame interview and seemed to be choked up, showing a rare side of emotion.

Tagovailoa won the starting job outright heading into this season and performed brilliantly before Saturday, throwing 36 touchdown passes with only two interceptions.

Tagovailoa led Alabama to a 12-0 record during the regular season and is the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy next weekend.

For the second time in less than a year, the Bulldogs squandered a double-digit lead to the Crimson Tide.

With the College Football Playoff final four being announced tomorrow, a win against Alabama would do wonders for Smart's team and lock them in for the CFP. Even if Tagovailoa isn't 100%, Hurts played extremely well against the Bulldogs, and no matter who is out there for Alabama, it's hard to imagine the team struggling to move the ball against Oklahoma.

"With a team like that, you've got to be able to put them way because they keep hanging on", Georgia tight end Isaac Nauta said. On the year, Murray has thrown 40 touchdowns and added 11 more on the ground.

Simply put, this is the biggest challenge that Oklahoma has faced this season. Twice, on third-and-short with a chance to extend drives, they failed to convert. Tagovailoa has been the best player in college football this season, but the sophomore's ankle injury forced him out of the Georgia game and required minor surgery.

Georgia: The Bulldogs are hoping to land a playoff spot but will likely have to settle for a trip to the Sugar Bowl as a consolation prize.

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