Alabama won college football's national title for the fifth time in nine years last night (January 8th), beating Georgia 26-23 in overtime after coming back from being down 13-0 at halftime. The College Football Playoff championship game went into overtime because Alabama missed a 36-yard field goal at the end of regulation time, but they got the walk-off OT win when quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who was put in for starting quarterback Jalen Hurts at halftime, threw a 41-yard touchdown to DeVonta Smith. [Look in "Last Night's TV" audio for sound from the game.]
With the victory, Alabama head coach Nick Saban is now tied with the legendary Paul "Bear" Bryant as the winningest head coach in college football.President Trump, who has strongly criticized NFL players for kneel-down protests during the National Anthem, attended last night's college championship game and stood on the field for the anthem with ROTC members. He was greeted by a mix or cheers and boos as he walked out. Trump watched the game from a private box and left the stadium at halftime.