The Alabama Crimson Tide watched starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa get banged up early in the SEC Championship Game and then come back out to continue battling. Then, in the fourth quarter, the sophomore suffered a painful ankle/foot injury that caused him to exit the game for good.
Jalen Hurts, who lost his job last year in the title game to Tagovailoa, was then called into action.
Same building he was benched in.
Same team he was benched against.
Trying to lead Alabama to victory.
You could not script this story. pic.twitter.com/fPBAf88QxY
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) December 2, 2018
He converted a couple of huge plays and got the Crimson Tide into the red zone. Then, he tied the game up with a brilliant throw to Jerry Jeudy.
The Jalen Hurts game-tying touchdown pass pic.twitter.com/7Ekc9fQNNw
— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) December 2, 2018
This remarkable score tied the game up at 28-28 with just over five minutes left.