Alabama takes the SEC
I have a saying that I utter on occasion and that is the sport of football writes it’s own script at times. The end result of this season’s SEC Championship was clear evidence.
Trailing 28-21 in the fourth quarter of the biggest game of the year up to this point for #1 Alabama, former starting quarterback Jalen Hurts entered the game after starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa went down with an ankle injury.
If you recall, it was Hurts who was replaced by Tagovailoa in the National Championship game back in early January, a game in which Tagovailoa led an epic second half comeback to win the title and the starting job ultimately.
Now, in poetic fashion, it was Hurts’s turn.
Hurts helped lead a crucial drive that covered 80 yards on 16 plays to tie the game on a 10-yard touchdown pass from Hurts to receiver Jerry Jeudy.
A 15-yard touchdown run by Hurts later in the quarter after a failed fake punt by Georgia pretty much sealed the deal for Alabama as conference champions. Ironically, it was the guy who many thought should have transferred this past offseason.