If you can stomach it, here’s an article looking at the last play of the SECCG from the Alabama perspective. The “oh, what might have been” part of the deal may not be quite what you expected.
The biggest defensive play of Alabama’s season also contained a freshman mistake, as cornerback Geno Smith was supposed to be blitzing along with Mosley.
“I will always wonder that if Geno had blitzed, he probably would have batted the ball down to the ground,” Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart said. “Then there would have been another snap. The fact he didn’t come and bat it down and they caught the ball is a little bit of fate there.”
Interestingly, no comment about the decision not to spike being a mistake.