Georgia loses touchdown on overturned call to incompletion
Monday night’s national championship game between Alabama and Georgia needed only two minutes of action to have its first on-field controversy.
Bama got the ball first and had a 1st-and-10 at their 44. Bryce Young was under pressure and couldn’t decide if he was going to attempt a pass or not. He ended up getting the ball knocked out of his hand as he was sacked, and the Bulldogs returned the fumble for a touchdown.
The officials on the field called it a touchdown. However, they reviewed the scoring play and changed the call to an incompletion, erasing the touchdown.
Here is the play:
Is this a fumble??pic.twitter.com/jAkynZlhkv
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Here is a closer look at Young’s arm:
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Was an incomplete pass the correct ruling? Georgia fans didn’t like the call, but Bama fans were relieved to get a do-over.