Social network reacts to call that removed Clemson fumble, Ohio State goal|Sporting News
A question that has plagued the NFL in recent seasons made its method to the College Football Playoff on Saturday: What is a football move?Alternatively: What
is a catch?The play that forced stated question happened in the 3rd quarter of the Fiesta Bowl matchup between Ohio State and Clemson. Tigers receiver Justyn Ross appeared to capture a pass from Trevor Lawrence and take several actions, ball in hand, prior to cornerback Jeff Okudah knocked it loose for a fumble. Safety Jordan Fuller recuperated the fumble and returned it for a consent touchdown.But SEC authorities calling the game examined the play and reversed the call on the field, right away activating what will be the
talking point from this video game, particularly after Clemson won 29-23. Referee Ken Williamson, speaking after the game, explained that both the in-stadium instant replay and video center determined the ball was loose in Ross’ hands, meaning he didn’t finish the process of a catch.The play in question: The reversal, of course, spurred some creative conversation on Twitter. Some of the more interesting tweets from the questionable call: Warning: Foul language used.So the NFL doesn’t have a monopoly on awful calls and dreadful reason making
… 3 actions w a football secured is a football relocation …– Michael Wilbon( @RealMikeWilbon )” What makes up a football move?” Refs:
pic.twitter.com/BAkJccvGys– Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) He didn’t make a “football move” since the protector was preventing him by … forcing a fumble. Looked like a catch however what do I
know.– Seth Davis (@SethDavisHoops)
He had 4 feet down. How can that not be a catch?
— Brian Snow( @BSnow247) Well we all learned that 4 actions isn’t a football relocation.
. Now I understand why punters and kickers aren’t considered football players. Makes a lot more sense now.– Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow )This was a catch
, a football relocation, a strip, a
fumble, a defensive touchdown, and a bullshit reversal by the refs.pic.twitter.com/PlS35wxf68– JERRY DUNLEAVY (@JerryDunleavy )The person who simply scored a TD for Ohio State took fewer actions after the catch than the Clemson WR who” didn’t fumble. “– Jeff Drummond (@JDrumUK) I truly do not care who wins this game but that was a catch and fumble no matter what you say #CFBPlayoff– Cameron Magruder( @ScooterMagruder) That’s a catch. That’s a catch. That’s a catch. Informing you right now that receiver understands he captured that and fumbled.– Anthony Gonzalez( @anthonygonzalez).
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