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Hurts saves Tide’s perfect season with an SEC Championship win

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide defeated No. 4 Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday night. The Crimson Tide won 35-28 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Crimson Tide improved to 13-0 on the season. They finish conference play with an 8-0 record.

The Bulldogs fell to 11-2 on the season. They suffered their first conference loss, as they fell to 7-1.

Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Jalen Hurts is tackled by Khalil Oliver after catching a pass against the Missouri Tigers
Jalen Hurts is tackled by Khalil Oliver after catching a pass against the Missouri Tigers (Getty Images)

The Crimson Tide and the Florida Gators have appeared in the most SEC Championships with 12. The Tide broke the tie with the Gators, as they now have eight SEC Championships.

The game changed when Jalen Hurts came into the game, replacing Tua Tagovailoa in the fourth quarter. After leading the Tide down the field and tying the game at 28, Georgia Bulldogs made a huge mistake.

On 4th and 11 with less than five minutes left in the game, head coach Kirby Smart refused to punt the ball. Instead, he asked Justin Fields to run the ball. Fields went just two yards and turned the ball over on downs.

A short-time later, Hurts scored the game-winning touchdown.

Crimson Tide quarterback Tagovailoa went 10 of 25 for 164 yards. He also had a touchdown and two interceptions.

Backup quarterback Hurts came in after Tagovailoa was injured in the fourth quarter. Hurts went 7 of 9 for 82 yards, and he had a touchdown.

Josh Jacobs had eight carries for 83 yards and two touchdowns. Damien Harris had nine carries for 52 yards. Hurts had five carries for 28 yards and a touchdown.

Jaylen Waddle had four receptions for 113 yards and a touchdown. Henry Ruggs III had three receptions for 49 yards. Irv Smith Jr. had three receptions for 35 yards. Jerry Jeudy had three receptions for 24 yards and a touchdown.

Bulldogs quarterback Jake Fromm went 25 of 39 for 301 yards. He also had three touchdowns.

D’Andre Swift had 16 carries for 75 yards and a touchdown. Elijah Holyfield had 14 carries for 60 yards.

Isaac Nauta had four receptions for 81 yards. Swift had six receptions for 63 yards and a touchdown. Riley Ridley had four receptions for 48 yards and a touchdown. Jeremiah Holloman had two receptions for 37 yards.

Alabama scored 21 points in the second-half. Tagovailoa hit Waddle for a 51-yard touchdown reception. Hurts hit Jeudy for a 10-yard touchdown reception.

Hurts also scored a 15-yard rushing touchdown.

Georgia had seven points in the second-half. Fromm hit Ridley for a 23-yard touchdown reception.

The Bulldogs led 21-14 at halftime. Fromm hit Nauta for a 20-yard touchdown reception. Swift also scored on a nine-yard rushing touchdown.

Fromm hit Swift for an 11-yard touchdown reception.

Crimson Tide’s Jacobs scored on a one-yard rushing touchdown. He also recovered a fumble and scored a touchdown on the fumble return in the end zone.

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