Hurts rallies No. 1 Alabama over Georgia

Hurts rallies No. 1 Alabama over Georgia

Alabama: 9th appearance in the Orange Bowl, 69th bowl game overall. The hero in last year's national title game against the Bulldogs, Tagovailoa threw two interceptions Saturday evening.

"All year, I've kind of been waiting on my opportunity", Hurts said. The then-starting quarterback watched helplessly from the sidelines as freshman quarterback Tua Tagovailoa filled in for him-and ended up having a dazzling performance that all but won the game for the Crimson Tide.

Murray is one of three Heisman Trophy finalists, it was announced Monday.

Georgia head coach Kirby Smart understands this, and while 90 percent of the battle will be out-coaching college football legend Nick Saban, Smart needs to make sure his team is mentally ready for their toughest challenge of the season.

With eleven minutes left in the fourth quarter and the Crimson Tide down 7, Tagovailoa was helped off the field. While this one didn't end with the suddenness of that national title game, it hurt just as bad.

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The Sooners will now await word on if they have made their way into the College Football Playoff following the loss of fourth-ranked Georgia on Saturday. 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.

QB Kyler Murray has thrown for 4,053 yards and 40 touchdowns this season. But Hurts took control of the offense and lifted Alabama, certain to be the top seed in the College Football Playoff. Alabama might not be able to completely shut the Sooners down, but the Tide will get enough stops in the end.

"They are one of the four best teams in the country".

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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