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ACC Officials Decide N.C. State Didn't Score TD They Totally Scored

The latest conference to make its officials, rather than players and coaches, the story is the ACC, as tonight's Clemson-North Carolina State game was marred by a botched call that reversed a Wolfpack touchdown and led to one for the Tigers.

Bryan Underwood's blockbuster 83-yard rush to the end zone was determined to have been a much less impressive 36-yard run by a trailing official who believed Underwood stepped out of bounds. Video replay suggests pretty strongly he never touched the sideline, and for unknown reasons the play wasn't reviewed. A few downs later, N.C. State turned the ball over, and a few after that Clemson scored to go up 20-7. Without question, that's on the Wolfpack. But any reasonable observer has to conclude they never should have had to run the plays to begin with. [ESPN]

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