Found November 13, 2011 on College Football Section:

So I’ve read a lot about the “terrible calls” made during the Miami at Florida State game, and decided to take a look. There were several calls that were made that were definitely incorrect, and there were a few that were made that were correct. Overall, the officials should not decide the outcome of the game.

Jump to the video A rundown of the calls after the break.


1. FSU fumble recovery called back because Miami player didn’t have control of the ball. Miami player caught the ball, turned and made two steps.

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Ruled that he didn't have control.

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Ruled Miami player didn't have control

2. FSU penalized for intentional grounding in the endzone that resulted in a safety. This call was overturned after replay official got it correct, but it’s still hard to understand how it wasn’t correct on the field.

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Ruled pass was made in endzone.

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Ruled in the endzone

3.  FSU penalized for a holding on the kickoff return. Grasping at straws here, but it looks like a legit block.

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FSU penalized for holding on kickoff returned for TD, it's close

4. FSU penalized for running into the kicker on a punt. Call made was INcorrect. FSU player’s helmet hits the kickers leg. The call should not have been roughing, but running into the kicker, which is only a 5 yard penalty instead of the 15 yarder. (edited, thanks to Xterra1945 for pointing out that the call was incorrect)

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FSU player roughing the kicker. Very close, but helmet does hit his leg.

5. FSU player, Nigel Bradham was ejected for leading with his helmet and launching himself on a hit on LaRon Byrd. Doesn’t look like Bradham lead with helmet and he did not leave the ground when he made the hit. While the hit may be considered “dirty”, it was a legal hit.

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Nigel Bradham ruled FSU player led with helmet, clearly shoulder

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Nigel Bradham was ruled to have launched himself at Byrd

Here’s a video of the Nigel Bradham hitting LaRon Byrd

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Here’s a video of all of the calls

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Miami at FSU Officials and Nigel Bradham’s Hit is a post from: The College Football Section


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