Apparently the game-winning touchdown in Monday night's college football national championship between Alabama and Georgia was called "Seattle."
OK, the ending to Monday night’s College Football Playoff title game was wild. Behind freshman quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, the Alabama Crimson Tide rolled to a fifth national championship in the past nine years by defeating Georgia 26-23 in overtime.
After trailing 20-7 in the third quarter, Alabama rallied to tie the score before missing a game-winning field-goal attempt to end regulation. But the Tide got its revenge in OT in jaw-dropping fashion. On 2nd-and-26, Tagovailoa looked off the free safety and heaved a perfectly placed ball into the hands of receiver DeVonta Smith for the winning 41-yard touchdown.
If you listened closely to Alabama coach Nick Saban’s postgame interview, you might’ve caught something familiar. Turns out, your ears weren’t deceiving you. The winning play was indeed called “Seattle.”
“I knew we were running Seattle, which is four streaks,” Saban said. “And when I saw Smitty come open on the other side and Tua throw it, I said, ‘This is it!’ “
Some people joked on Twitter that the “Seattle” play should’ve been reserved for a slant route at the goal line. In any case, the play was later unveiled on Twitter, and University of Washington quarterback Jake Browning couldn’t believe it.
Browning tweeted: “If parts of our playbook were tweeted out like this coach Pete would be close to just spontaneously combust into thin air out of anger.”