Each time Alabama has been pushed to its limit, freshman wide receiver DeVonta Smith has carried the Tide over the top.
Harris, the Antioch High School graduate who was rated the No. 1 recruit in the country a year ago, had six carries for a team-high 64 yards on Monday in the Crimson Tide’s 26-23 overtime win against the Georgia Bulldogs in Atlanta.
Alabama Crimson Tide is rolling in that feeling after an exciting win in overtime of last night’s College Football Playoff National Championship against the Georgia Bulldogs. There is no denying the success the time has had with Hurts at quarterback, but he did need to bench Hurts and insert Tagovailoa to win Monday night. “So Georgia fans are disappointed but Alabama made the plays when they needed to”, he said. “It was everybody making plays”.
Browning tweeted: “If parts of our playbook were tweeted out like this coach Pete would be close to just spontaneously combust into thin air out of anger”. But Jake Fromm’s not a first-round draft pick.
“It was surreal, it was so unexpected because we pretty much thought Alabama lost”, said Honolulu’s Brandon Lee, who was driving home when friends started texting him to let him know that Tagovailoa was in the game. We’ve got two fine young men who really respect each other and have worked hard to help each other all year long.
Alabama and Georgia put on a brilliant show for college football fans, a classic game that will give the sport a new standard to shoot for in the years to come.
Smart told the players in the locker room after the game that he loved them and was proud of what they did this season after going 8-5 in his first year as coach, tight end Isaac Nauta said.
Georgia built a 13-0 lead in the first half on the strength of excellent defense, and their own freshman quarterback playing well enough to get the job done. “I couldn’t be prouder of him taking advantage of the opportunity”. Out of the 111 times, UCF won 23 of those by more than 20 Points. Still others sat quietly in shock, slowly coming to terms with what will undoubtedly go down as the toughest loss of their lives to this point.
Alabama made the championship plays late, and left Atlanta on the right side of history.
Nick Saban huddled Alabama’s quarterbacks together at halftime and pulled the trigger on arguably the biggest gamble of his storied coaching career. And he’s got a gutsy quarterback change to thank for his sixth national championship.
We develop certain habits over our lifetime – how we like to eat food, our favorite place to watch TV on the couch and routine for getting ready for our day in the morning. “One of the things that makes me happiest about our program here is how many guys come back”.