The 2012 SEC Championship Game will go down as one of the most exciting games in SEC history. After a back-and-forth battle, Georgia found itself down four points with 1:08 to play and 85 yards away from the end zone.
Quarterback Aaron Murray led the Bulldogs on a feverish drive down to the Alabama 8-yard line with 15 seconds on the clock.
Instead of spiking the football, head coach Mark Richt and offensive coordinator Mike Bobo chose to try to catch the Tide off-guard by calling a back-shoulder fade. That pass was tipped by Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley, and it fell in the arms of Bulldog wide receiver Chris Conley in bounds as time ran dry.
Lost in the debate on whether or not Georgia should have spiked the ball is the fact that Mosley made a tremendous play getting upfield fast enough and having the presence of mind to get up in the air to tip the pass.
It wasn't the most amazing play this season in college football, but it was the most important. Had it not been for Mosley, Georgia could be playing for the crystal football on Jan. 7 instead of his Crimson Tide. At the very least, the Bulldogs would have had one more shot at finding the end zone.