How to Watch CFP National Championship: Alabama vs

How to Watch CFP National Championship: Alabama vs

Despite being in the same conference, the two teams have not met since 2015. Alabama's Jalen Hurts was just 3-for-8 for 21 yards through the air in the first half but moved the ball effectively with his legs. Alabama outgained the Bulldogs 497-274, including 305-58 on the ground. The Tide has won 16 straight home openers.

Owens, from Alexander City, Alabama, wore a wool knit Crimson Tide cap and talked with the SEC Network before the contest, telling host Paul Finebaum that his dream growing up wasn't the National Football League, it was to play for Alabama.

Hurts started all 14 games this season, amassing 2,868 total yards and 25 touchdowns.

Tony Brown wrestled a long pass away from Georgia's Javon Wims to set up the Crimson Tide at their 36. Junior Keith Holcombe had a career-high nine tackles and a pass breakup.

Alabama gained 496 rushing yards, the most in coach Nick Saban's tenure, and the defense shut out Vanderbilt in a 59-0 win in the SEC opener.

He also took two $50,000 wagers on the Crimson Tide at minus-3 (minus-130) from a bettor who bought a half point each time from Alabama minus-3½. But Alabama won more states. The stinginess of the two defenses would lead one to expect a defensive struggle, but in the three CFP championship games thus far, the victor has scored at least 35 points. Freshman D'Andre Swift has 603 yards rushing. He was also 12 of 19 for 197 yards and two touchdowns.

Alabama outgained Texas A&M 232-71 to take a tough 27-19 road win. Alabama improved to 69-11 in 80 games as the No. 1-ranked team in the AP poll since 1936. It pushed Saban's conference winning percentage to No. 1 in SEC history among coaches with at least five years. Many of the Alabama players have had a full year to think about their narrow loss to Clemson in last year's title game.

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On the season, the freshman has played in seven games, completing 35 of his 53 passes for eight touchdowns and one interception.

According to geotagged Twitter data culled by last week, the country is pulling for No. 4 Georgia over Alabama (232,687 to 156,402).

Alabama dominated the reigning champions 24-6 and guaranteed a new champion will be crowned on tonight. Hurts is far from the most polished passer he's had, but he's quick.

Georgia turned over the ball on its opening possession of the national championship game but came away unscathed after Alabama missed a field goal. That is really all the reason you need to pick the Crimson Tide to win this game or any game. With 7 seconds before the end of the second quarter after a 1-yard touchdown run by Mecole Hardman. Calvin Ridley finished with 103 yards and a touchdown on three catches. The defense held Mercer to 161 total yards and stopped the Bears on 11 of 16 third downs.

The Tide also fell victim to Auburn late in the season. The Tigers scored on four straight drives, including the field goal in the first half, to control the game and hand the Crimson Tide its first loss of the season.

It's fitting that CG Technology sports book vice president Matt Holt has a 30-1 futures bet that he placed in May on Georgia to win the national title.