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Big time replay fail: Blown call on fumble early could burn TCU against Ohio State

A TCU fumble was recovered by Ohio State in the end zone for a touchdown in the first quarter Saturday night but replays showed that the ball was touched by a player with his foot out of bounds, which should have resulted in a safety.  The officials never consulted replay and the play stood as a touchdown, giving the Buckeyes a 10-0 lead.
A TCU fumble was recovered by Ohio State in the end zone for a touchdown in the first quarter Saturday night but replays showed that the ball was touched by a player with his foot out of bounds, which should have resulted in a safety. The officials never consulted replay and the play stood as a touchdown, giving the Buckeyes a 10-0 lead. sstevenson@star-telegram.com

Referees missed a huge call early in TCU’s game Saturday night against Ohio State and it benefited the Buckeyes big time.

The Buckeyes forced a fumble into the Horned Frogs’ end zone but before recovering the ball, it was touched by an OSU player whose foot was out of bounds. The play should have been blown dead at that point and the Buckeyes awarded a safety.

Instead, officials never consulted a replay and the touchdown stood. Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa made the strip-sack on Shawn Robinson. The ball was recovered by Davon Hamilton. Defensive end Dre’Mont Jones is the player who made contact with the ball while he was out of bounds.

The touchdown gave OSU a 10-0 lead. TCU, which missed a 31-yard field goal before the fumble, rallied to drive 84 yards for a touchdown and cut the deficit to 10-7 with under three minutes to go in the first quarter.

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