Alabama Rallies Behind Backup QB, Tua Tagovailoa, In OT Win

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ATLANTA — Again in September, Tua Tagovailoa made headlines for the incorrect motive.

The Alabama freshman quarterback was on the middle of some controversy that he didn’t even begin.

On a message board after a 41-10 Crimson Tide win, an Alabama fan needed to debate the Hawaiian native.

“He looks like a sensible child, so I’m wandering (sic) how his transition to the states has been so far as communication goes? Are we doing something completely different like particular playbooks or counting on indicators extra when he’s within the recreation? I believed I noticed him level to receivers a few instances and defenses would possibly catch on if he’s pointing to who he’s going to throw the ball to. The one time I’ve been overseas is after I was shipped to Nam and I used to be as confused as a yankee studying to sq. dance.”

Nicely, Tagovailoa’s communication abilities had been wonderful on the wee hours of Tuesday morning when he threw a 41-yard recreation successful landing to DeVonta Smith in extra time to defeat the Georgia Bulldogs 26-23.

The freshman quarterback took over for beginning quarterback Jalen Hurts after a primary half that featured a dismal offensive efficiency by the Crimson Tide. Trialing 13-Zero, whereas solely mustering 94 yards of whole offense, Nick Saban rolled the cube and threw the true freshman within the fireplace, actually.

Tagovailoa responded by main Alabama to their first landing on his second collection. Issues saved rolling after that, as Alabama scored all 26 of their factors within the second half and extra time with Tagovailoa beneath middle.

The final got here when Tagovailoa threw the landing to Smith after giving up a 16-yard sack to the Georgia protection.

The win implies that Saban stays undefeated towards his former coordinators, and improves to a formidable 13-1 file in Atlanta.

 
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