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Andy Wittry | NCAA.com | January 9, 2018

Alabama wins national title with 41-yard TD in OT

  Alabama's DeVonta Smith scored the game-winning touchdown to give the Crimson Tide the national title.

Alabama won its fifth national championship in nine years with a 26-23 victory over Georgia in overtime. Georgia started with the ball in overtime and the Bulldogs kicked a 51-yard field goal, forcing the Crimson Tide to score to stay alive.

Alabama backup quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who replaced Jalen Hurts in the second half, found DeVonta Smith for a 41-yard touchdown on 2nd-and-26. It was Smith's only catch of the game.

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Tagovailoa finished the game with 166 passing yards and three touchdowns.

Watch Alabama's game-winning touchdown below.