In a much anticipated matchup, Alabama and Georgia faced off in what was basically an SEC championship game.
Alabama, who was not in the SEC championship game never faced Georgia all season. They had lost to Auburn to end the season and had to await their fate of if they would be in the final four.
In the first half, Georgia stormed out to a 13-0 lead, completely shutting out Alabama. Sophomore QB Jalen Hurts was benched after struggling against the Bulldogs defense. True freshman QB Tua Tagovailoa came into the game in the third quarter.
The biggest problem for Alabama was keeping Fromm contained. He was very unpredictable. They never knew what he was going to do. The throws he made were spot on to Riley Ridley. However, late in the game the tides turned and Alabama started to turn their defense on and rattled Georgia. They erased a 13 point lead and took it to overtime.
Georgia went three and out, but kicker Rodrigo Blankenship drilled a 51-yard field goal, but that wasn’t enough for the seasoned Nick Saban and crew. Tua Tagovailoa threw a 41-yard pass to Davonta Smith to win the game.
It does not matter how the game goes, you will not beat Bama in a championship game. (Unless you are Deshaun Watson).