WATCH: Controversial call near end zone cost Texas A&M valuable time during comeback attempt
You can appreciate Quartney Davis giving it everything he has to score with the game on the line but ball security had to be paramount if unranked Texas A&M was going to beat the No. 2 team in the nation. With the game still in doubt, the Aggies were down 20 to 28 and driving in the red zone when a turnover killed the next to last drive of the game.
Davis learned that hard lesson late in the fourth quarter as the sophomore receiver let the football slip out of his hands as he was approaching the goal line. The ball squirted out and through the end zone. At least, that was the call on the field. It did appear the ball may have gone out of bounds before reaching the end zone.
The play was reviewed and the call on the field was upheld, making the play a touchback and giving Clemson the ball on the 20-yard line. The Tigers are currently attempting to run out the clock following the play.
If you missed the play, you can check it out below. Do you think the right call was made?
Touchback or no? pic.twitter.com/4NZs0oIxsJ
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Here's a view of that A&M fumble pic.twitter.com/TMUYG8X1qR
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Texas A&M would end up getting the ball back and scoring to draw within two points but failed to convert the two-point conversion. Clemson recovered the onside kick to end the game on the ensuring drive.