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Charles Curtis

A Michigan TD was questionably overturned before TCU’s fumble recovery, and fans got so mad

Oof. This one really hurt for Michigan in the Wolverines’ College Football Semifinal at the Fiesta Bowl.

Le’s break it down: With Michigan down 14-3 in the second quarter, J.J. McCarthy hit Roman Wilson for a 50-yard pass that appeared to be a touchdown as the receiver hit the ground. But replay showed that Wilson’s backside and/or knee hit before he got into the end zone. And college rules mean that he’s down.

Instead of a touchdown, Michigan was at TCU’s 1-yard line … and Kalel Mullings fumbled on the very next play to turn the ball over.

Not great. But a lot of fans thought it should have been a touchdown:


The question is: Did he have possession when he was down? Or after he was across the goal line? We here at FTW have been arguing about this for 10 minutes:

Fans argued about it

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