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One play doesn't decide the outcome of a game.

He's also a risky return man, so it wouldn't be too much of a surprise to see him develop into an Isaiah McKenzie type of threat next year.

The sports network has now televised all 10 of the most-watched cable telecasts in history, including Ohio State's victory over OR in the first ever College Football Playoff championship in 2015, a game that claimed the largest audience in cable history. Alabama is once again the favorite to win the national title based on the early preseason polls, but they aren't No. 1 for every publication. Leatherwood came into the game and didn't allow a sack. While the 26-23 overtime defeat in Atlanta will sting for a while, there were plenty of unforgettable moments along the way.

Looking back, here are the five most important plays of the game. Instead, destiny shone on Alabama football in the national championship. The first play of Alabama's next possession saw Tua fire a deep ball just past the outstretched hands of Calvin Ridley.

For the second straight week, Georgia was going to overtime. "We knew it would be a hard game", said Saban, who tied another legendary Alabama coach, Paul "Bear" Bryant, with his sixth national championship Monday night.

The decision to lift starter Jalen Hurts, who entered the game with a 25-2 career record, could go down as one of the biggest decisions in the illustrious career of arguably one of the greatest living coaches of the modern college football era. Smith was open down the left sideline. A 41-yard touchdown later, Alabama was crowned champions. This game was going to take more than that.

Alabama Punter J.K. Scott revealed just how passionate he was by reflecting on how much Jesus has done for him. "Great effort by Alabama". But the officiating crew called Simmons offside on the play. Simmons didn't jump offside and video evidence proved it. The Crimson Tide running back is just out-of-frame and the video's audio quality is poor, so it is possible he, in fact, said "F*** Georgia", but most news outlets agree that his utterance sounds like "F*** Trump". But the official lost sight of the puck and inadvertently blew his whistle, negating the goal. The Tide were facing a fourth-and-4 at the Georgia 7-yard line while trailing by seven points. However, no flag was thrown.

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Alabama's offense took the field and immediately fell into a huge hole.

Much as in the NFL and National Basketball Association, the two biggest strongholds of Trump opposition in sports, black athletes make up a sizable majority of the players in major college football.

This won't center on just one play, but, rather, a series of kicks. Championship game hero Tua Tagovailoa figures to have full control of the starting quarterback job in 2018 and he will be joined in the backfield again by Najee Harris and potentially Bo Scarbrough and Damien Harris.

Alabama, down 20-7 at one point, appeared set to win in regulation, but kicker Andy Pappanastos was wide left from 26 yards out as time expired.

And then, overtime: after Georgia converted a 51-yard field goal to put the pressure on Tagovailoa, he seemed to succumb to it. For nearly all of the national championship game, Georgia's performance reinforced that sense. Alabama's defense was solid against a pretty good attack.

Tagovailoa was the No. 1 player in the state of Hawaii in the Class of 2017, the No. 1 dual-threat quarterback and the No. 32 overall player. He scrambled to his right and found a slew of Georgia defenders ready to meet him head-on. Tagovailoa was forced to scramble to escape pressure. He got away from three would-be tacklers and circled to the other side of the field. That display of athleticism helped spark the Crimson Tide, with Tagovailoa hitting his next four passes on the drive. Henry Ruggs III had four receptions, and Jerry Jeudy and Devonta Smith one apiece.