ATLANTA, Georgia — Alabama had only trailed 3 plays all year.
They trailed the entire SEC Championship.
Until there was 1:04 left on the clock.
Under the direction of former starter-turned-backup quarterback Jalen Hurts, the Tide outscored Georgia 14-0 in the final quarter to steal the SEC Championship from the Bulldogs 35-28. This win comes on the heels of Alabama's 26-23 win over Georgia in the 2017 National Championship, also hosted in Atlanta.
The win secures No. 1 Alabama's spot in the College Football Playoff. Georgia must wait until Selection Sunday to find out their bowl-game fate.
Jake Fromm and the Georgia offense rolled early on, jumping out to a 21-7 lead in the second quarter. Fromm completed 25 of 39 passes for 301 yards and three touchdowns. Georgia's two-headed monster at running back -- D'Andre Swift and Elijah Holyfield -- combined for 115 rushing yards. The 'Dawgs also picked off Alabama starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa twice.
Tagovailoa had been struggling with a knee injury, but suffered an ankle injury on the opposite leg early in the game. He was 10 of 25 for 164 yards and a touchdown.
Hurts appeared once in the first half, but took over in the fourth quarter. He finished 7 of 9 for 82 yards with two total touchdowns.
Running back Josh Jacobs was named MVP of the SEC Championship game after rushing for 83 yards and two touchdowns on a mere eight carries.
Both teams will find out their bowl-game fate tomorrow. The College Football Playoff Selection Show begins at noon EST on ESPN on Sunday, December 2, with the four-team playoff announced at 12:30 p.m.