It was the most controversial call during the second week of college football play in the 2018 season. College Station, Texas is the home to the Texas A&M Aggies, home of the 12th man, and they were hosting the second ranked Clemson Tigers for a classic Atlantic Coast Conference and Southeastern Conference match-up.
A critical play as the Aggies were mounting a comeback in-front of the home crowd, a run to the corner near the end zone where the ball was stripped propelling it in the air. Was it out-of-bounds or did it fly over the pylon indicating a touchback. The decision by the officials…critical. Yet, television replay could not provide an adequate view to confirm or deny the call on the field.
Meet Lizzie Allen, a senior at Texas A&M and a student photojournalist on the field during the game. She just so happened to be in the right place at the right time, followed her instincts, and captured the perfect image of the ball flying. There is the many intersections inside this story, one that you will just have to listen to understand. I will just say one thing…I love my Clemson Tigers.
Check Out Links Below:
- Lizzie’s Picture: The Fumble
- Replay of “The Fumble” – Clemson at TAMU on ESPN
- SEC Shorts – Texas A&M cross-examines that “touchback” pylon
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