It’s been a rough era for football fans in the state of Georgia. 11 months after the Atlanta Falcons blew a 28-3 lead in the Super Bowl, Alabama backup quarterback Tua Tagovailoa led the Crimson Tide back from a 20-10 deficit with three minutes left, and delivered a walk-off 41-yard touchdown pass to DeVonta Smith for a 26-23 over victory over Georgia in Monday’s College Football Playoff championship game.
What a turnaround for Alabama, who not only trailed in the fourth quarter but also lost on (essentially) the final play of last year’s championship game to Clemson. As you can imagine, the incredible finish led to some awesome calls on the various broadcasts. We’ve rounded them all up for you here.
Here’s Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit on the main ESPN broadcast:
And the ESPN2 “Homers” broadcast featuring Joe Tessitore and former Bama linebacker Landon Collins. Former Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray certainly did not enjoy it:
The over-the-top “Voices” broadcast showcasing the reaction of five different crews at once:
A more subdued reaction from the Coaches Film Room on ESPNNews:
And here are the same coaches breaking down the replay:
And an All-SEC championship wouldn’t be complete without Paul Finebaum and former Bama quarterback Greg McElroy on SEC Network:
Lastly, here’s the final play made even better with Titanic music:
Alabama wins the National Championship with a walk off Touchdown in Overtime+ Titanic Music #NationalChampionship
— Donavon Deese (@LordDonavon) January 9, 2018
Of course, this was all for naught. We all know UCF is the real national champion.