Every game comes with some bad calls, but it sure felt as if Georgia was on the wrong side of the biggest officiating whiffs Monday night during the National Championship Game against Alabama.
The one that most people will remember was the UGA blocked punt that was (dubiously) called back for an offsides penalty. But the missed call that had the most impact could have been this apparent false start on Alabama’s fourth-down touchdown late in the fourth quarter:
So…it looks like Alabama had a false start on that game-tying TD on 4th & 4 (bottom of the screen)… pic.twitter.com/E8b2zoFEXi
— Paul Casella (@paul_casella) January 9, 2018
Alabama needed a little luck on that touchdown as it was ― it did not appear that Crimson Tide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was intending to throw the ball to Calvin Ridley, who ultimately caught the touchdown pass ― but putting the Tide in a fourth-and-9 situation, may have changed the outcome of the game.