Hurts ral­lies No. 1 Alabama to 35-28 win over No. 4 Ge­or­gia

The Standard Journal - - LOCAL SPORTS - By Paul New­berry AP Sports Writer

In a dra­matic twist on last sea­son’s na­tional cham­pi­onship game, Jalen Hurts came off the bench to pass for one touch­down and run for an­other in the fourth quar­ter, ral­ly­ing No. 1 Alabama to a 35-28 win over No. 4 Ge­or­gia for the South­east­ern Con­fer­ence ti­tle last Satur­day.

Heis­man Tro­phy fa­vorite Tua Tagovailoa had to be helped off the field with just over 11 min­utes re­main­ing af­ter one of his own line­men stepped on the quar­ter­back’s right an­kle as he at­tempted to throw.

En­ter Hurts, who led Alabama to the na­tional ti­tle game as a fresh­man but lost the start­ing job to Tagovailoa. Hurts calmly guided the Crim­son Tide (13-0, No. 1 CFP) to a game- ty­ing touch­down with a 10-yard pass to Jerry Jeudy, cap­ping a 16-play, 80-yard drive that con­sumed more than 7 min­utes .

/ AP-John Baze­more

Alabama’s Henry Ruggs III (11) tack­les Ge­or­gia wide re­ceiver Mecole Hard­man (4) on a punt re­turn dur­ing Satur­day’s game in At­lanta.

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