Former Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa reminded Georgia about his walk-off touchdown in the National Championship Game ahead of tonight’s game between the SEC rivals.
Alabama and Georgia football fans will never forget 2nd and 26. When Alabama fans think back to that, they’ll have happy memories of then-freshman quarterback Tua Tagovailoa throwing the game-winning touchdown in overtime to Devonta Smith to beat Georgia in the National Championship Game. For Georgia fans, they’ll cringe and think about the game that got away as they seek their first national title since 1980.
Ahead of Saturday’s tilt between the two SEC rivals, Tua reminded everyone about that 2nd and 26 with a very short and sweet tweet.
Tua reminds Georgia he’s still their daddy
If you don’t remember, it was the third touchdown of the game for Tua who came on in relief of the Jalen Hurts who was struggling in the first half when Georgia had stymied the Crimson Tide offense.
That game served as the coming-out party for Tua who would go into a heated quarterback competition with Hurts that offseason, which he won and put up Heisman-caliber numbers until injury allowed Kyler Murray to edge him for the Heisman at the finish line. Georgia and Alabama met in the SEC Championship Game that year only to see Hurts come in relief of the injured Tua and it was Hurts who led the Tide to the come-from-behind win to deliver another heart-breaking loss to Georgia.
Georgia has largely outplayed Alabama in the last two meetings but is 0-2 to show for it. Could we see another instant classic when the two teams meet tonight on CBS? You can count on it, especially with Alabama head coach Nick Saban cleared to coach after delivering three negative COVID-19 tests after initially testing positive on Wednesday afternoon.
If Alabama wins, you can count on another playful jab from Tua.