Georgia running back Sony Michel had an incredible run during the first quarter of the National Championship Game on Monday night. And with some historical context, it was even more impressive.
Michel scampered for a 26-yard run that extended a Bulldogs drive on a difficult third-and-20 situation. According to ESPN Stats & Info, it was the first time that Alabama had allowed an opponent to convert on third-and-20 (or longer) since 2011. The Crimson Tide had stopped the previous 34 such opportunities.
That's the first time Alabama has allowed an opponent to convert on 3rd and 20 or more since 2011 (had been 0-34)
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 9, 2018
It was a key play, as Georgia later took a 3-0 lead on the drive when Rodrigo Blankenship kicked a 41-yard field goal a minute into the second quarter.
To see Michel’s great run, watch below:
Sony Michel, magic feet. pic.twitter.com/SZ8YjQCTxy
— DawgNation (@DawgNation) January 9, 2018