Alabama beats Georgia in overtime of College Football Playoff championship game

ALABAMA 26, GEORGIA 23 (OT), FINAL

Alabama won the toss in overtime. Georgia gets ball initially. Similar to in Pasadena a week earlier.

The Bulldogs kicked a basket on its very first belongings after going backward due to a Jake Fromm sack. Rodrigo Blankenship reacted with a 51-yard boot to put Georgia up 3.


Alabama beats Georgia in overtime of College Football Playoff championship game

Tua Tagovailoa turned anguish into excitement. The true freshman took a 16-yard sack on the very first play of overtime. He reacted on the next have fun with a 41-yard goal pass to DeVonta Smith to win the video game and provide the Crimson Tide the title.

It's the 5th nationwide title in 9 years for Alabama and Nick Saban. And a narrow miss out on for Georgia, which was seeking its very first title considering that 1980.

Alabama beats Georgia in overtime of College Football Playoff championship game


Bonus football after last-second miss out on
Andy Pappanastos had a possibility to provide Nick Saban his 6th nationwide title and 5th in 9 years at Alabama with a 36-yard basket on the video game's last play. The kick, nevertheless, cruised broad left and we are gone to overtime. The miss out on ruined an excellent late drive to put the Crimson Tide to win things.

Clutch play pulls Alabama even
And we're all bound in Atlanta. Tua Tagovailoa struck Calvin Ridley on fourth-and-4 from the 7 for a goal to even the scoring. All the momentum is with the Crimson Tide after a depressing very first half. The obstacle now for Georgia is to attempt and reignite its offense as its defense has actually begun to reveal indications of wearing down.

Alabama beats Georgia in overtime of College Football Playoff championship game


Alabama inches better
It's back to a one-score video game as Alabama kicks a brief basket after getting in the Georgia red zone. The Crimson Tide relied on Najee Harris at running back that series. The true freshman duped a couple long term consisting of a 35-yarder that put them in scoring position. Now its approximately the Bulldogs to attempt and milk some clock with a long drive. A rating would not injure, either.

Georgia keeps grinding
A few huge runs for Sony Michel moved the Bulldogs near midfield. The drive stalled, however it still took nearly 3 minutes off the clock and the occurring punt pinned Alabama back on its 17. Tide require a drive here. It likely will boil down to Tua Tagovailoa tossing the ball as they have actually deserted the run.

Alabama back on the board
Alabama has actually cut Georgia's cause 10 on a 43-yard basket Andy Pappanastos. The brief drive after the groups traded back-to-back interceptions on successive plays. The miscue by Jake Fromm featured the Bulldogs in fantastic position to run clock and increase 3 ratings.

Lightning strikes for Georgia
A lighting action by Georgia after Alabama appeared to get momentum. Jake Fromm struck Mecole Hardman in stride for an 80-yard goal on third-and-11, and Bulldogs are back up 13. Might a second-half shootout be developing?

Alabama beats Georgia in overtime of College Football Playoff championship game


Alabama gets on the board
And we have a ball video game in Atlanta. Tua Tagovailoa had amazing scramble on third-and-7 for an initially down to get the Alabama drive began. Tagovailoa then sparked the death video game with 4 successive finishes, the last to Henry Ruggs for a goal. Additional point readies, and the Crimson Tide has life. How will Georgia react to the very first huge punch it has taken?

Alabama beats Georgia in overtime of College Football Playoff championship game


Quarterback modification for Alabama
Coming out of the locker space, Alabama aimed to shake things up by changing to real freshman Tua Tagovailoa at quarterback. Regrettably, the series looked a lot like the ones in the very first half. Tagovailoa was sacked on 3rd down, the Crimson Tide were required to punt on the very first belongings of the 3rd quarter.

Alabama beats Georgia in overtime of College Football Playoff championship game

Bulldogs top off impressive very first half
A Mecole Hardman run for a goal with 7 seconds left in the half has actually offered Georgia a 13-0 lead on Alabama. The 70-yard drive was keyed by huge tosses by Jake Fromm and another clutch third-down run by Sony Michel.

The Bulldgos just controlled the very first half by wearing down the Crimson Tide with its effective offense. The long drives have actually kept the ball far from the having a hard time Alabama offense, also.

Something is going to have modification with Jalen Injures simply 3-for-8 for 21 lawns tossing. The Alabama running backs have simply 27 backyards hurrying. Georgia holds a 223-94 backyard benefit and 47-24 edge in plays.

Alabama hanging in there
Alabama offense still sputtering. With simply more than 2 minutes left in the very first half, the Tide just have actually handled 88 backyards and no points. Jalen Injures has actually tossed for 17 backyards on 2-of-6 death. That stated, they're just down 6 and have the ball back.

Georgia extends lead
Jake Fromm has actually been the distinction in the very first third of the championship game video game. He transformed a few huge third-down tosses to extend the most recent drive by the Bulldogs. It's the 2nd long drive for a basket as Georgia has actually managed the action in the early going. Alabama defense, to its credit, stiffened with the ball first-and-goal at the 10. Bulldogs have actually begun to use them down, nevertheless, with a 32-16 benefit in plays. Huge ownership upcoming for Crimson Tide after successive three-and-outs.

Georgia on the board initially
After an Alabama three-and-out, Georgia lastly got to its running video game and made a couple initially downs. Then came the most significant play of the opening quarter as Sony Michel ran for 26 lawns on third-and-20 to keep the drive alive after a sack on Jake Fromm.

The very first quarter ended with video game scoreless and Georgia on the Alabama 27 with a third-and-11. The Bulldogs went conservative and ran the ball. After losing, Rodrigo Blankenship transformed a 41-yard basket.
Alabama beats Georgia in overtime of College Football Playoff championship game


Bulldogs come out tossing
On each of its 7 offensive plays, Georgia has actually tossed the ball, disregarding handoffs to Nick Chubb and Sony Michel. Hasn't worked up until now. Bulldogs were required to punt after one initially down on its 2nd ownership.

Alabama beats Georgia in overtime of College Football Playoff championship game

Georgia defense gets essential stop
The Crimson Tide made the most of their interception by moving into field-goal variety, assisted by some crucial runs by quarterback Jalen Injures. However after an incorrect start charge pressed his effort back, Andy Pappanastos missed his 40-yard shot broad left. Still scoreless in Atlanta.

First opportunity for Georgia, very first turnover to Alabama
Alabama won the coin toss and postponed its choice to the 2nd half. Georgia gets the ball initially from its 25 after the opening kickoff.

On 3rd down, Javon Wims and Tony Brown fought for an underthrown ball, and Brown, the Crimson Tide defensive back, won belongings for an interception in the scramble. Bama takes control of at its 36. Bulldogs quarterback Jake Fromm was hit on the toss due to Alabama pressure.

President in your home
President Donald Trump got to the championship game video game as anticipated Monday night, perambulating 7 minutes prior to kickoff, and standing with military members for the nationwide anthem. Trump was primarily cheered when he left of the tunnel. The conclusion of the anthem was loudly booed.

Previous Georgia All-American Hershel Walker, the 1982 Heisman winner and an honorary Bulldog captain for the title video game, informed Fox News previously Monday, "I'm glad he's at the video game, due to the fact that he likes football. It's sad exactly what's occurred with all the kneeling and standing and all that, since Donald Trump is an excellent male, he's a terrific president and I want individuals might comprehend that."

Walker and Trump have actually been long time buddies.

- Lindsay Schnell
Alabama beats Georgia in overtime of College Football Playoff championship game


Late-arriving crowd at Mercedes-Benz Arena
Participants are reporting long lines due to security. About Thirty Minutes prior to kickoff, it appears some individuals might be late getting to their seats if things keep moving so gradually.
Alabama beats Georgia in overtime of College Football Playoff championship game


President Trump going live?
The president might be doing more than simply go to Monday night's championship game video game. Alabama radio play-by-play commentator Eli Gold states he has actually been informed that President Trump will be on the Alabama Radio Network throughout the College Football Playoff championship game video game in between the Crimson Tide and Georgia.

Gold states network authorities connected to the White House through the Alabama guv's workplace recently to ask for an interview with the president and heard back in the last day approximately that Trump consented to come.
Alabama beats Georgia in overtime of College Football Playoff championship game


The very first College Football Playoff with 2 groups from the very same conference will likewise include the national championships in between to schools from the exact same league.

The all-SEC face-off in between Alabama, which is going for its 5th nationwide title in 9 seasons, and Georgia, which won its last champion in 1980, will properly be kept in Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Arena.

The local nature of the face-off has actually increased rates for the video game with the most affordable being the in the neighborhood of $2,000.

Kickoff is set for around 8:15 p.m. ET. It will be telecasted on ESPN with Chris Fowler handing play-by-play tasks and Kirk Herbstreit doing color commentary.