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Controversial call negates a defensive touchdown for Ohio State [VIDEO]

Jordan Fuller’s fumble recovery for a score was overturned, costing the Buckeyes the lead.

Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Ryan Day reacts against the Clemson Tigers during the first half in the 2019 Fiesta Bowl college football playoff semifinal game at State Farm Stadium. Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

If the Ohio State Buckeyes does not win this game (or cover), this is a play that will be discussed for a while. Ohio State appeared to recover a fumble for a touchdown in the third quarter for an absolute game changer to regain the lead.

On a third down play, Clemson Tigers wide receiver Justyn Ross appeared to make the grab, took three or four steps and had the ball ripped out of his hands by Ohio State’s Jeff Okudah. Jordan Fuller recovered and ran it about 30 yards into the end zone.

It was ruled a catch and fumble on the field but after review, the play was ruled as an incomplete pass. After watching the replay, ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit and Chris Fowler agreed it should be a catch and fumble. ESPN’s rules expert came on the microphone and disagreed, saying a football move wasn’t made.

Somewhere Dez Bryant is watching, just shaking his head.