TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Forget the Heisman, maybe quarterbacks Joe Burrow and Tua Tagovailoa can settle the question of who has the better wide receivers.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The glaring sun was the only thing that slowed down Alabama receiver Henry Ruggs III early, and that was only for an instant.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa's first throw went backward to Henry Ruggs III, who sprinted 75 yards to the end zone.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Whatever happened last season, the expectations remain the same at Alabama for fans, coaches and players alike.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa aggravated a right knee injury on a run.
Tagovailoa stayed on the ground for a while after sliding at the end of a run in the third quarter of the top-ranked Crimson Tide's game Saturday night against Missouri.
He trotted off the field but headed to Alabama's medical tent. His parents joined him in the tent.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Jerry Jeudy took a slant pass 34 yards on Alabama's first drive against Louisiana-Lafayette to set up a touchdown and Henry Ruggs III capped the Crimson Tide's second offensive possession with a 13-yard score.
Then freshman Jaylen Waddle returned a punt for another TD. Seven minutes, three Alabama receivers, three big plays on offense or special teams.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Success for the quarterbacks in the matchup between top-ranked Alabama and Louisville will likely depend on the receivers they'll be throwing to.
The wide receivers could be the most closely watched players when the teams meet Sept. 1 in Orlando, Florida.
ATLANTA (AP) — Alabama's latest group of hotshot recruits delivered on college football's biggest stage.
And the Crimson Tide needed every big play from them.
Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa capped a second-half comeback with a 41-yard touchdown pass in overtime to fellow freshman DeVonta Smith in Monday night's 26-23 win over Georgia to give the Tide a fifth national championship in nine years.