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St. Louis-grad Tua Tagovailoa Leads Alabama to National Championship Win

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Alabama beats Georgia 26-23 in overtime to win its 11th college football national championship.

St. Louis graduate Tua Tagovailoa who came in for Jalen Hurts to start the second half for the Crimson Tide finished 14-for-24 passing with 166 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception. Tagovailoa also ran for 27 yards.

Georgia led 13-0 at halftime.

Tua found Henry Ruggs III from six yards out in the third quarter for the first Alabama score of the game. Tagovailoa then found Calvin Ridley at 3:49 in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 20 points. That's the way the score remained by the end of regulation. Then in overtime, Tagovailoa found DeVonta Smith for a 41-yard touchdown to seal the win.

Crimson Tide finish the year with a record of 13-1.

Tagovailoa went all season without having started a single game.