Michigan football supporters are still reeling over the 2016 Ohio State game
when the Wolverines were denied a victory against their archrival, a Big Ten East championship, and a possible trip to the College Football Playoff after officials concluded JT Barrett had a first down when he was plainly short.
Michigan football got screwed again by Big Ten officials on Saturday, and maybe it won’t bite the Wolverines as hard as it did that day.
Following a David Ojabo sack in the second quarter of Michigan football‘s game against Michigan State, MSU quarterback Payton Thorne lost the ball, which was recovered in the end zone by Aiden Hutchinson for a touchdown, making the score 27-14.
Obviously, there was a review, and despite the absence of obvious visual evidence, it went against the Wolverines, as Big Ten reviews seem to usually do.
Another review decision goes Michigan State’s way.
Do you think Thorne was down before the fumble? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/CB8DIKebaP
— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) October 30, 2021
But as the officials began to take their time, you knew they were going to take the touchdown off the board, which was a farce.
Thorne can be seen gripping the football as soon as he is struck, and although it shows his ankle hitting the ground, the ball was obviously moving at that moment, and the image of him with his foot on the ground doesn’t show the ball.
Even Fox commentator Joel Klatt couldn’t believe the decision had been reversed due to a lack of clear evidence since it was deemed a touchdown. With that point of view, there is no way this decision should have been reversed.
Michigan football supporters, on the other hand, were unsurprised. It’s standard operating procedure for the Big Ten, which missed what seemed like a million holding calls on Aidan Hutchinson last week.
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