Georgia and Alabama had been in midst of a slugfest within the Faculty Soccer Playoff Nationwide Championship when a seemingly innocuous play became an enormous, momentum-shifting second early within the fourth quarter. With Georgia main the Tide, 13-12, Bulldogs quarterback Stetson Bennett IV was pressured by Alabama’s Christian Harris. Bennett tried to eliminate the ball to keep away from the sack as Harris hit his arm, and the ball flew out of his hand and landed close to the sideline.
Alabama’s Brian Department picked up the ball seemingly not realizing the play was going to be dominated a fumble on the sector. His foot was juuust inbounds. The refs reviewed the play and the decision on the sector stood.
Alabama took over within the crimson zone, and scored the go-ahead landing just a few performs later. In what was in any other case a fairly boring nationwide championship sport thus far, the fumble was the largest and most controversial play of the night time.
Department had his foot inbounds by a millimeter. He appeared to do not know he was recovering a fumble because the play occurred.
Right here’s the Georgia radio name of the play:
Heisman Trophy winner Bryce Younger hit Cameron Latu for a three-yard landing cross just a few performs later. The brief landing drive was aided by a roughing the passer name in opposition to the Georgia protection.
You’ll be able to guess that is the play everybody can be speaking about tomorrow.