I wondered about Washaun Ealey’s reaction on this play.
And this explanation is consistent with what I saw from him.
“When he hit me, I was a little unconscious, but I knew where the ball was,” Ealey said. “The referees blew the play dead before I could react to the fumble and the other team jumped on it, I guess, after the whistle was blown.”
I’m curious to know whether in fact a whistle did blow. The officials on the field seemed to react initially as if one had, but were overruled by the replay official. On the other hand, I didn’t see much of a protest from the Georgia sideline when the call was changed.
Think they’re checking with the SEC office on this one? About all that’s lacking from this season’s great start is an opportunity to be Reddinged.