Notre Dame benefits as refs screw Clemson on controversial catch (Video)

Dabo Swinney, Clemson Tigers. (Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports)
Dabo Swinney, Clemson Tigers. (Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports) /

Notre Dame benefitted from a controversial call by the refs on Saturday against Clemson.

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have given the Clemson Tigers a worthy battle since kickoff. In fact, they managed to enter halftime with a  23-13 lead, which many found unprecedented. However, Clemson got back into it in the second half, managing to tie things up midway through the third quarter. All of the momentum was their’s, up until a controversial call.

Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book managed to make an impressive pass to wide receiver Javon McKinley, who looked to have secured the pass before the ball hit the turf. But upon further replay, it’s seen that Wright didn’t have full possession, as the football moved as he hit the ground. That didn’t matter, as the referees called it a good catch.

The refs ruled this was a catch

The announcers and replay commentator didn’t think it was a catch and most of the reactions on Twitter didn’t think it was a catch either.

A few plays later, Book fumbled with a clear path to the end zone and Clemson recovered. So after all that, Notre Dame didn’t get any points.

Ball don’t lie, but the refs sure do.

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