Alabama true freshman quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (left) stepped in for starter QB Jalen Hurts (right) and brought home an epic overtime win against the Georgia Bulldogs for the National Championship. Get int the #YBFInspiration inside…
Sometimes you have to let the underdog in the game so he/she can show you what they’re made of.
That’s exactly what happened last night during the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Georgia Bulldogs. True freshman Tua Tagovailoa stepped in for starting QB Jalen Hurts at halftime to bring home a victory for the Tide…in overtime.
At one point in the game the Bulldogs had a 13-point lead, but they let that slip right out of their hands.
Tua, a Hawaii native, threw a 41-yard pass to Devonta Smith on Alabama’s first possession of overtime and that sealed the deal for the school’s fifth national title in nine years.
Love his speech.
GAME. WINNER. DOT. GIF.
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) January 9, 2018
The final score was 26-23. That’s right, two black players helped bring home yet another football championship. Woot!
It’s an epic win as its very rare a true freshman would even get in a game like this, let alone bring the team to victory. Some people just have it like that. The down side is Jalen will definitely have some competition in the upcoming football season, if he stays.
Peep Tua and teammates’ post-game interview below:
THIS also happened during the game….
Highlight of the game. pic.twitter.com/NY4qo0BRyV
— Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) January 9, 2018
During the third quarter, Alabama was trailing the Bulldogs and it was too much for Crimson Tide linebacker Mekhi Brown to handle.
First, he tried to fight a Georgia player, throwing a punch on the field, which ultimately cost his team 15 yards. Then, he tried to fight one of the coaches on the sideline! Luckily, his teammates restrained him before it got ugly.
See how he tried to fight the coach and the Bulldog player above and below.
— Pro Sports Extra (@ProSportsExtra) January 9, 2018
Kendrick Lamar hit the stage to perform for the inaugural halftime performance during the College Football Playoff National Championship game. And he came with a message.
He performed a medley of his DAMN hits including “DNA” and “Element” at the at Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park. His performance was projected on big screens inside the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta where the game went down. Peep his performance below: