The touchdown slows (if not ends) the momentum. It puts FSU back up by two touchdowns and silences the Miami crowd. But, in the fourth quarter Atlantic Coast Conference officials proved, yet again, how lazy they are by not looking at a game-changing play again.
I do not blame them for getting the call wrong; I blame them for leaving it wrong.
It was, after-all, a scoring play. Of course, I was surprised FSU Head Coach Willie Taggert did not call a timeout.
It's easy to see why they thought Nole WR D.J. Matthews was ahead of the spot where QB Deondre Francios threw the ball, but that is where he started to jump from. When Matthews caught the bal it was legal.
The play may NOT have changed the outcome, but it changed the game and that is undeniable.
Will the ACC admit to their officials mistake in protocol by not checking the play on tape?
I doubt it.