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Referees credit Michigan for first down that wasn’t gained, Spurrier freaks out

After a questionable decision by Michigan to go for it on 4th down from their own 35-yard line, after they blocked a field goal, things got even more ridiculous.  Michigan was short of the first down by a few inches, and the referees said that it was a first down.  South Carolina Gamecocks Head Coach Steve Spurrier freaked out and challenged the play.  The play stood as called, because there wasn’t enough evidence to overturn it.  It looks as though Michigan just caught a massive break.

Related: 3-year-old girl explains why this first down is not the right call.

The following play is even more crazy when Jadeveon Clowney clobbers Michigan’s Vincent Smith and recovers the fumble.

GIF via @Bubbaprog 

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  1. Greg

    January 2, 2013 at

    Worst call i have ever seen. That referee should forfeit money from the game, be fined and never be allowed to officiate another college football game….EVER

  2. criolle johnny

    January 17, 2013 at

    There really ARE officials who try to steal games from South Carolina. I think it has something to do with political leanings.
    A few years back, when Lou Holtz was coaching the Gamecocks, a team was awarded a safety on the sixteen yard line. If anyone can find video of that play, please post it on youtube!

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