Georgia football was in prime position to take full control of the National Championship Game but a questionable fumble ruling cost them dearly.
Georgia football has a gripe with officials and rightfully so in the National Championship Game. The Bulldogs, up against a more than formidable foe in dynastic Alabama, seemingly kept ending up on the wrong side of calls.
Some fans may have thought Bryce Young’s first-quarter fumble getting overturned was totally wrong by the refs. That was defensible as the Crimson Tide quarterback’s arm was moving forward to a degree.
However, imagine what fans thought after this play when Stetson Bennett’s apparent throw was ruled a fumble.
Georgia football screwed by refs on Stetson Bennett fumble
For what it’s worth, it was a good call on the recovery by Alabama.
The fumble itself, however — much less so.
To put it plainly, Bennett’s arm appeared to be moving forward, which seems obvious given that the ball went a few yards ahead of the UGA quarterback. So for the refs to rule that this wasn’t a throw is questionable at best.
Should it have been intentional grounding? Most likely. But the fact that they ruled this a fumble, reviewed it, and then let the call stand is certainly something that Georgia football fans should be livid about.