The title marks their fifth in nine seasons.
Turns out, that storyline had to wait a year.
Hurts completed just 3 of 8 passes in the first half for 21 yards. In his first drive, Tagovailoa threw a touchdown pass to Henry Ruggs III. Then they added a 27-yard field goal by Blankenship for a 6-0 lead with 7:33 left in the second quarter after a 70-play drive in 13 plays.
Burning oil tanker off China's coast in danger of exploding
The burning oil was making it hard to get close to the tanker and search for missing crew members, the Iranian authorities said. The ship spilled some of its cargo of 136,000 tons of oil condensate and was floating while still on fire early on January 7.
At 20-20, the Alabama defense came up with a huge stop, and Tagovailoa drove the Tide down to the 19-yard line, where kicker Andy Pappanastos missed the potential game-winning 36-yard field goal to send the game to overtime.
The story was a familiar one for the most part up until those final few minutes for the Bulldogs.
Protest In Sudan Over Price Of Bread Hike
Separate protests also took place in two other southwestern cities, Nyala and al-Damazin, and in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum. Sporadic anti-government protests have been held since Saturday in some parts of the country following the price rise.
The normally reliable UGA run game found things much harder to get going than it did against Oklahoma in their semifinal win out at the Rose Bowl.
It will be interesting to see if Tagovailoa can continue to lead the Tide on scoring drives.
Alabama decided to make a quarterback change at halftime of the College Football Playoff national championship game and the early returns paid off.
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The Divisional Round of the NFL's postseason will feature 20 players from Alabama high schools and colleges. The Philadelphia Eagles are about to make some National Football League postseason history.