Originally posted on Backyard Sports Blog  |  Last updated 1/2/13
South Carolina beat Michigan 33-28 in the Outback Bowl yesterday.  The game didn't end without a little controversy from the referee group though, and everybody loves controversy.  Other than South Carolina in this case.   Michigan went for it on 4th and 4 in their own territory while leading 22–21 in the fourth quarter.  The ball clearly came up a couple inches short of the first down marker after the play, and the referee called it a first down anyway.   South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier went crazy pointing at the stick along with some Gamecock players that were in the area.  Referee Jeff Maconaghy then took a second look and called the exact same thing.  Maconaghy doesn't where rec specs, but he should think about getting a pair. We can't be too mad at Jeff though.  On the next play for Michigan, Jadeveon Clowney had one of the biggest hits in College football that caused a fumble by Michigan RB Vincent Smith which South Carolina recovered.   In the end it all worked out for the best. Check out our Home Page for more stories and follow us on Twitter and Facebook
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