Here’s a by-the-numbers look at how Alabama earned yet another national championship with a wild 26-23 overtime victory against Georgia at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Monday night.
The numbers that mattered when Alabama beat Georgia
0 — Times that Tua Tagovailoa had entered the game this season when Alabama wasn’t ahead by double digits before Monday night.
3 — Teams that have overcome a 13-point deficit in a BCS/CFP championship game and won. Florida State (down 18 points in 2014 BCS Championship Game against Auburn), Clemson (behind by 14 points against Alabama in the 2017 CFP National Championship Game) and Alabama (behind 13 points on Monday).
6 — Number of national titles that Nick Saban has won, sharing the NCAA record with former Alabama coach Paul “Bear” Bryant.
19-3 — Margin Alabama outscored Georgia in the final 21 minutes of regulation and overtime.
21-12 — Saban’s record against opponents in the top-5 of The Associated Press poll.
25 — Rushing yards by Georgia leading rusher Nick Chubb — a season-low.
29-8 — Saban’s record against top-10 opponents.
32 — Seasons since a true freshman quarterback last won a national championship. Tagovailoa becomes the first since Oklahoma quarterback Jamelle Holieway in 1985.
39 — Consecutive games where Alabama has limited opponents to a per-carry average of 4.0 yards or less. The last team to top 4.0 against the Tide was … Georgia in 2015.
49 — Number of games missed by Alabama linebackers this season.
142 — Yards gained by Georgia in the second half and overtime.
223 — Yards gained by Georgia in the first half. Alabama yielded a nation-low 252.4 per game coming into the title game.
.891 — Alabama’s winning percentage during this decade (99-12).
19:03 — Georgia’s first-half time of possession. The bulk of it came in the final 22 minutes of the half when the Bulldogs possessed the ball for 17:11.
6 — Number of plays of more than 5 yards that Alabama had in the first half (Out of 24 snaps).
22 — Number of plays of more than 5 yards that Alabama had in the second half and overtime (Out of 47 snaps).