Did refs save Clemson from possible upset in ACC Championship Game?
With a minute left in the ACC Championship Game and down eight points, North Carolina kicked and retrieved an onside kick. The result would have been North Carolina ball with a minute left, down 45-37. However, the refs called offsides and made UNC kick again.
Clemson recovered the second attempt and went on to win the game.
As the broadcast analyzed the call, it was obvious that the refs blew the call. Have a look at the North Carolina squad at the moment of the kick. Clearly, no one was offsides:
— Chris Juergens (@CJJuergens) December 6, 2015
where's the offsides at??? pic.twitter.com/dMcUm82zM8
— Jimmy Findlen (@Jimmy_findlen17) December 6, 2015
UNC recovers onside kick and gets called for offsides – clearly blown call by officials https://t.co/anI7aDxsyM
— Scott Howell (@howellgrp) December 6, 2015
Fedora on the offsides call on the onside kick: "They missed it. They were wrong."
— Chris Low (@ClowESPN) December 6, 2015
Cleaning up ACC statement, which I hastily transcribed. Misspelled mechanically. Perhaps not worst mistake here: pic.twitter.com/W6OXn61msW
— Andrew Carter (@_andrewcarter) December 6, 2015
Clemson finished the season as ACC Champions with a 13-0 record. They will likely retain the No. 1 ranking in the College Football Playoff seeding.