Sony Michel made the first huge offensive play of Monday night’s National Championship Game featuring Georgia and Alabama. He took a handoff on third-and-20, bolted to the right sideline and cut a corner, skirting the sideline like a prima ballerina.
He somehow managed to stay inbounds to convert the third down.
This had people all over Twitter with their jaws on the floor.
Whoa, Sony Michel did more than just cut on that sideline run, he actually hit the brakes and changed direction on the sideline, impressive pair of ACLs, but 2nd best to the Donald’s ACLs. #CFPNationalChampionship #BAMAvsUGA
— Jack Díaz (@JonathanShogun) January 9, 2018
Live look at Sony Michel just now pic.twitter.com/6YU82tHQGe
— Amanda Brooks (@BrooksAD) January 9, 2018
— Aidan Henegar (@aidan_henegar) January 9, 2018
In the end, Michel gained 26 yards on this play to put the Bulldogs into field goal range. A few plays later, the ‘Dawgs put the first points on the board to take an early 3-0 lead.