It wouldn’t be a national title game without a controversial call. During the fourth quarter of the Alabama-Georgia game, the officiating crew made a decision that may very well hand the Crimson Tide the championship.
Stetson Bennett was sacked by Christian Harris on third down in Georgia territory for a loss of 11 yards. It appeared as if Bennett threw an incomplete pass while going to the turf, but the refs ruled it a fumble.
As a result, Alabama received possession because the ball was recovered near the sideline by Brian Branch. A few players later, Alabama took the lead on a three-yard touchdown pass from Bryce Young.
It didn’t take very long for the sports world to start calling out the officials on social media.
“Oh refs selling again,” Jake Gordon of SportsTalkATL.com said.
“If you had never watched college football before and saw this game and the ref decisions you’d perfectly understand why everyone hates Bama,” Bills long snapper Reid Ferguson said.
Georgia fans after the refs ruled it a fumble and Bama ball pic.twitter.com/Iz4bZ7TDdn
— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) January 11, 2022
Oh refs selling again
— SportsTalkATL Jake (@cantguardjake) January 11, 2022
If you had never watched college football before and saw this game and the ref decisions you’d perfectly understand why everyone hates Bama
— Reid Ferguson (@SnapFlow69) January 11, 2022
Can’t beat the refs too.
— Big Cat (1-0 in GOTY bets) (@BarstoolBigCat) January 11, 2022
Georgia responded fairly well to this unfortunate call, taking the lead on a 40-yard touchdown pass to Adonai Mitchell.
With only eight minutes remaining in this game, it’s imperative the officiating crew doesn’t make any crucial mistakes.
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