Nick Saban got choked up in postgame reflection on Jalen Hurts

Texas defensive tackle Kheeston Randall and Oklahoma offensive lineman Ben Habern face off at the line of scrimmage during an NCAA college football game at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. No. 5

Nick Saban got choked up in postgame reflection on Jalen Hurts

If the most-recent performances we've seen from Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and Oklahoma's Kyler Murray are any indication, the latter has a fighting chance to come away with this year's Heisman Trophy.

Grier was seeking to become the first West Virginia player to finish in the top three of Heisman voting since Major Harris in 1989.

University of Alabama coach Nick Saban said that an MRI test on Sunday morning confirmed that sophomore quarterback Tua Tagovailoa suffered high ankle sprain in the SEC Championship Game.

Saban kept an open competition through training camp before naming Tagovailoa the starting quarterback prior to Alabama's season opener in September. That's despite the fact that he barely played in the fourth quarter this season.

Jalen Hurts spent most of the season watching from the sideline, cheering on the guy who took his job and hoping for one more chance to lead the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Tagovailoa was replaced by backup Jalen Hurts, who rallied Alabama to a 35-28 win.

Haskins had a terrific season as well, setting a Big Ten record with 47 touchdown passes and completing 70.2 percent of his passes for 4,580 yards for the Big Ten champion Buckeyes, who will face Washington in the Rose Bowl on January 1.

It's the third year in a row the Sooners have had a Heisman finalist, becoming the sixth school to accomplish that feat.

Championship Saturday is over in college football.

Georgia can make a pretty good case for the playoff, too, but the Bulldogs likely will get left out.

"They are one of the four best teams in the country".

With the red-shirt freshman filling in for injured quarterback McKenzie Milton, UCF amassed 698 yards of total offense and tightened defensively after a shaky start to limit Memphis to three points after halftime.

Grier has thrown for 351.3 yards per game and 37 touchdowns with a 175.5 passer rating this season. He began the Knights' comeback from a 17-point halftime deficit with a 54-yard TD pass to Otis Anderson and finished off the Tigers with scoring runs of 2, 2, and 5 yards in the fourth quarter.

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