Georgia and Alabama had been in midst of a slugfest within the School Soccer Playoff Nationwide Championship when a seemingly innocuous play become 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 do away with 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 understanding the play was going to be dominated a fumble on the sphere. His foot was juuust inbounds. The refs reviewed the play and the decision on the sphere stood.
Alabama took over within the pink zone, and scored the go-ahead landing a number of performs later. In what was in any other case a reasonably boring nationwide championship recreation up to now, the fumble was the largest and most controversial play of the evening.
Department had his foot inbounds by a millimeter. He appeared to don’t 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 go a number of performs later. The quick 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.