Originally posted on College Spun  |  Last updated 9/19/13
Momentum is a huge thing in sports, especially college football. Tonight, NC State fans learned that the hard way tonight, coming up on the short end of the stick of a pretty controversial call by the referees. With less than 8 minutes remaining in the 3rd quarter, NC State trailed No. 3 Clemson 13-7. The Wolfpack were on their own 17, but handed the ball off to Bryan Underwood who went 83 yards for on a score on an electric run — except he didn’t. The refs ruled the Underwood stepped out at the Clemson 47, after a 36-yard gain, and despite the fans expressing their outrage in the stands, the play was never reviewed. You be the judge — did Underwood step out? Two plays later, NC State fumbled the ball, Clemson recovered, and the Tigers started to put the game away, eventually building a 26-7 lead. Given the massive shift in momentum, did the refs really screw this one up?
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