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I Called That! — Chris Fowler Revisits 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship

Before he calls his eighth National Championship game tonight on ESPN, Chris Fowler recalls the thrills - and real chills - he felt during Alabama's OT title-game victory over Georgia in 2018

INDIANAPOLIS – Tonight’s College Football Playoff National Championship features No. 3 Georgia against No. 1 Alabama (8 ET, ESPN) – the second time in four years that the SEC rivals are playing for the national title. In 2018, the Crimson Tide defeated the Bulldogs in thrilling fashion as Tua Tagovailoa threw a dramatic 41-yard touchdown pass to DeVonta Smith in a 26-23 overtime victory in Atlanta.

The latest installment of the “I Called That!” series revisits Chris Fowler’s call of that game-winning Alabama touchdown. Fowler, who will be in the booth for his eighth National Championship game tonight in Lucas Oil Stadium, discusses this rare instance when a walk-off play determined the crowning of a champion.

Reminiscent of Michael Jordan’s famous ‘flu game’ in the 1997 NBA Finals, Fowler also reveals that he called the 2018 CFP Championship despite suffering from a headache and fever that actually got worse as the game progressed.

Jon McLeod and Bill Hofheimer produced the video.
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In the Alabama-Georgia National Championship clash in 2018, Kirk Herbstreit (L) and Chris Fowler assess matters. (ESPN)
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