WATCH: Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa replaces Jalen Hurts, leads Crimson Tide on scoring drive
Alabama decided to make a quarterback change at halftime of the College Football Playoff national championship game and the early returns paid off. Backup quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, a true freshman, replaced Jalen Hurts and he led Alabama on a scoring drive on the Crimson Tide's second possession of the second half.
Before the touchdown throw, Tugovailoa kept the drive alive with a huge scramble for a 1st down on 3rd-and-7.
this was just an insane play by Tua Tagovailoa pic.twitter.com/aZmJ9iWooL— Dr. Saturday (@YahooDrSaturday) January 9, 2018
Tugovailoa found a wide open Henry Ruggs III in the back of the end zone to cut into Georgia's lead.
Watch the touchdown pass below.
To setup a touchdown to Henry Ruggs. Tide are back in it. pic.twitter.com/pnfE3TI7lY— SEC Country Alabama (@SECCountryBama) January 9, 2018