Big run from Georgia's James Cook sets up first TD of national title game
It took more than 43 minutes, but a team finally reached the end zone in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game.
Alabama and Georgia traded field goals through most of the first three quarters of Monday night’s championship battle. Late in the third, though, James Cook ripped off a 67-yard run to get the Bulldogs offense to the Alabama 13-yard line.
Three plays later, Zamir White was able to punch the ball across the goal line for the first touchdown of the game. It was also the first time Georgia had a lead, taking a 13-9 advantage:
James Cook set it up!
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Heading into to Monday’s game, Cook had rushed for 651 yards and 7 touchdowns. White scored his 11th touchdown of the season with the third quarter run in the title game.