Nick Saban got choked up in postgame reflection on Jalen Hurts

Nick Saban got choked up in postgame reflection on Jalen Hurts

Haskins is the Big Ten's player of the year, leading the nation with 47 touchdown passes and 4,580 yards passing. But look at the success in college football - and these are top rated teams - that transfer quarterbacks have had in football. He's quickly built Georgia into a national powerhouse, but he keeps coming up short against his ex-boss.

However, the leader of the Crimson Tide appeared to have a change of heart on where Georgia should rank heading into Sunday morning. While this one didn't end with the suddenness of that national title game, it hurt just as bad. "They've been doing it for a lot of years".

Murray has thrown at least two touchdown passes in 12 of 13 games this season, and has thrown at least three TD passes in 10 contests.

The last Georgia victory over Alabama came September 22, 2007 in Tuscaloosa.

Hurts took it from there.

While recency bias favors Murray over his Alabama counterpart, it's important to note that Tagovailoa is coming off one of the best statistical regular seasons in recent college football history.

The Crimson Tide knew they were headed to the playoff.

Normally-stoic head coach Nick Saban even got a little emotional talking about his guys.

It was a stunning twist on the scenario that played out less than 11 months earlier on the very same field. That gave Alabama a short field to work with on its winning drive.

No. 4-ranked OU, which behind Murray leads the nation in points per game (49.5), yards per game (577.9) and yards per play (8.7; FBS record is 8.6), will make its 52nd bowl appearance when it takes on No. 1 Alabama in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl on December 29 at 7 p.m. CT.

We won't have any more games for these players to prove themselves, but they've given us a boatload of highlights over the course of the season.

Lewis has been out of commission since going through ACL surgery July 10 after suffering what was expected to be a second-straight season-ending injury, only to return around this time last season for Alabama's playoff run.

Georgia: The Bulldogs are hoping to land a playoff spot but will likely have to settle for a trip to the Sugar Bowl as a consolation prize.