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Andy Wittry | NCAA.com | January 8, 2018

Alabama's Tagovailoa replaces Hurts, leads scoring drive

  Alabama QB Tua Tugovailoa led the Crimson Tide on a scoring drive in the third quarter.

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.

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Before the touchdown throw, Tugovailoa kept the drive alive with a huge scramble for a 1st down on 3rd-and-7.

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.

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