ATLANTA, Georgia The Alabama Crimson Tide came from 13 points behind to beat Georgia in overtime and claim the 6th National Championship in the Nick Saban era.
Georgia led 13-0 at halftime after a Mecole Hardman touchdown run for the Bulldogs. That touchdown was the only TD of the first half for either team.
Alabama rallied in the 2nd half after a change at quarterback. True freshman Tua Tagovailoa came in and ignited the Alabama offense. Tagovailoa threw a 3rd quarter touchdown to cut into Georgia's lead. He also made the big play in overtime, throwing a long touchdown to win the game after Georgia had kicked a field during their overtime possession.
The national championship is Nick Saban's fifth with Alabama and his sixth overall as a head coach, tying Bear Bryant.