In 2012, Alabama played LSU for the College National Championship at the Superdome in New Orleans.
Either before the game or quickly in the first half, the Alabama football coaching staff decided running back led, power rushing would not work.
On Monday night, Alabama completed an improbable comeback with a backup quarterback, forcing overtime and beating Georgia in the college football national championship.
He returned on the biggest stage in college football, and for a team that had endured a multitude of injuries on defense, the 6-foot-1 giant killer delivered it to a 17th national championship. It happened after the Crimson Tide found themselves in an unfamiliar position: all but written off. Instead of the Bulldogs taking over deep in Alabama territory, the Crimson Tide were able to attempt another punt and got it away clean.
Breakdown:"Another surprise! Another all-SEC title game and an Alabama-Georgia rematch will not go over well in much of the country". At No. 1 is the 2015 game between Ohio State and OR, which drew an 18.8. An inexcusable officiating error potentially cost Georgia points, which would have made things incredibly hard for Alabama.
Though the post went viral back in September, Alabama's win has fans remembering the interesting concerns of a fan who wrote in after hearing that Alabama's freshman quarterback was from Hawaii. And boy was Smith's catch a big one.
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In the National Championship Game, Hardman had a huge effort, running for a touchdown and also catching an incredible 80-yard touchdown pass, tiptoeing the sideline and making it all the way to the end zone. Tagovailoa had played only sparingly. It appeared that Fromm was on his way to becoming the first true freshman quarterback to lead a team to a national championship since Oklahoma's Jamelle Holieway in 1985.
As the play unfolded, it looked like Tagovailoa, facing pressure, attempted a pass toward Harris.
Pappanastos made a 43-yard field goal late in the third quarter after an exchange of interceptions and hit from 30 yards early in the fourth to cut Georgia's lead to 20-13.
But, Georgia. Sweet, delicate, heartbroken, Georgia, you bawled all night to Nick Saban's baritone singing the call to victory in the Alabama fight song: "Go teach the Bulldogs to behave". Jerry Jeudy had a 20-yard reception. His roots, though, go deeper than Mariota, whose Tennessee Titans will play the New England Patriots in the National Football League playoffs Saturday. But Tagovailoa did his best magician's trick and somehow escaped.
Joe Pendry retired from the Alabama staff seven years ago, but he has remained on the payroll as the?minence grise for the Tide's offense. This time, it was a highly precocious freshman. His paternal grandfather, Seu, is the one who predicted football stardom and went over every game with his grandson. After giving up a 16-yard sack in overtime, the freshman recovered on the next play by throwing a 41-yard game-winning touchdown pass to seal the victory.
"We didn't do a good job of finishing", said Chubb, who struggled to only 25 yards on 18 carries in his Georgia finale, but finished his college career as the Bulldogs' and SEC's second-leading all-time rusher with 4,769 yards. The Crimson Tide took home the trophy, coming out on top 26-23 in a hard-fought battle.
In a potentially precarious quarterback situation, what did Hurts tell Tagovailoa when the quarterback switch was made?
You can make the case that any coach who loses the Kick Six, who loses a national championship game with:01 to play, deserves to win a game like this.