Alabama and Georgia waited to deliver their first competitive match of Monday’s College Soccer Playoff tournament to the end of the match.
Facing the third with 8 out of 27, Georgia defender Stetson Bennett rolled to the right to avoid being forced by the blitz coming to Alabama. He looked like he was throwing a ball, which caused him to pass through inadequate or – at worst – put it on purpose. Except: The ACC officials who played the game ruled that he had failed to control the ball before his arm moved, which resulted in Alabama being found.
Here is the drama in question:
The show was re-enacted, with officials taking the time to come up with their own vocals. Below is a picture of Malachi Moore putting the ball aside.
A disastrous call was finally confirmed, giving Alabama a first landing in Georgia 16. Five games later, Alabama quarterback Bryce Young defeated Cameron Latu for the first Crimson Tide of the game. Following a 2-point conversion failure, Alabama led 18-13.
Georgia regained grace on their next car, as Bennett finished 40 yards for Adonai Mitchell in his first hit of the game. Following the Bulldogs’ 2-point deficit failure, Georgia led 19-18 with 8:09 left to play.