Alabama rallies to beat Georgia in OT, wins fifth football national title in 9 years
ATLANTA -- The Crimson Tide title drought didn't last long. Alabama has defeated Georgia 26-23 in overtime to win the College Football Playoff national championship game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. It gives the Crimson Tide their fifth title since the 2009 season and first since the 2015 season. This is the fifth national title for Nick Saban as head coach of the Crimson Tide and sixth overall. In Monday night's win against Georgia head coach -- and former Alabama assistant -- Kirby Smart, Saban improves to 12-0 against his former staffers in his tenure as Alabama's head coach.