ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 08: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide holds the trophy while celebrating with his team after defeating the Georgia Bulldogs in overtime to win the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Alabama beat Georgia in an overtime thriller to win the college football national title just after midnight Tuesday.
The No. 4 seed Crimson Tide erased a 13-point second half deficit after benching starting quarterback Jalen Hurts in favor of freshman Tua Tagovailoa in a dramatic 26-23 overtime victory over No. 3 Georgia at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Tagovailoa threw a walk-off 41-yard touchdown pass to Devonta Smith to give Alabama its fifth national championship in nine years.