football-fbs flag

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.

RELATED: Alabama beats Georgia 26-23 for fifth title in nine years

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

Watch Alabama's game-winning touchdown below.

College softball rankings: Preseason Top 25 for 2022 by D1Softball

Defending national champion Oklahoma comes in at No. 1 in D1Softball's 2022 preseason top 25 rankings. Alabama is No. 2, while Oklahoma State, UCLA and Florida round out the top 5.
READ MORE

College football preview for 2022 season: Bleacher Report's Adam Kramer makes predictions for next season

Bleacher Report college football senior writer Adam Kramer joins NCAA Digital's Michella Chester to take a look at what fans can expect ahead of the 2022 season.
READ MORE

Georgia pulls away from Alabama to win first national title since 1980

A fourth quarter push from Georgia was enough to push the Bulldogs over the edge to win their first national title since 1980.
READ MORE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners