The Michigan Wolverines are facing a tough test on the road against the Wisconsin Badgers today. In the second quarter, Donovan Peoples-Jones appeared to make a touchdown catch on a fade thrown by Brandon Peters. The call on the field was an incomplete pass due to DPJ having his right foot out of bounds. Even though his left foot was inbounds, referees ruled in the moment that his feet came down simultaneously, therefore, nullifying the catch Here’s a video of the controversial play.
Donovan Peoples-Jones catches a pass from Brandon Peters in the end zone, but he is called out of bounds. The play is reviewed and the call stands. No touchdown. pic.twitter.com/B01YcYj3Ak
— Evan Petzold (@EvanPetzold) November 18, 2017
Super slow motion reviews show that Peoples-Jones’ left foot came down just before his right, meaning the play should’ve been ruled a touchdown catch. However, after the play was reviewed the call was upheld.
In classic fashion, the Twitter Universe weighed in with some quick opinions and screenshots. Check out some of the best below.
The Michigan response.
Back in my day, this was called a Touchdown. pic.twitter.com/SS7fojuXxy
— John Dingell (@JohnDingell) November 18, 2017
The Buckeyes were trolling.
His left foot was clearly in by this much pic.twitter.com/SyvTcntT3J
— The Cincy Buckeye (@TheCincyBuckeye) November 18, 2017
Another Michigan response.
Sad Michigan fan, we feel you.
Razorback Fans pic.twitter.com/ziNvZK68co
— Clint Bradberry (@GordonShumway87) November 18, 2017
Some classic Twitter irreverence.
when michigan plays wisconsin pic.twitter.com/3ubKIufhze
— Mr. Tom (@TommyGwillikers) November 18, 2017
Michigan fans finding fault with more than just the touchdown call.
Michigan might be winning 14-0 if officials could officiate games correctly. Block in the back which allowed the Wisconsin returner to pick up the punt. DPJ clear TD catch called out of bounds. Oh well. Tie game. #GoBlue #MICHvsWIS
— Mike Moss (@MossQ) November 18, 2017
With photographic evidence!
— Michigan Tim (@goblueman) November 18, 2017
Simple, yet effective.
— Barstool Blue (@BarstoolUofM) November 18, 2017
A Wisconsin take.
— Kevin Binversie (@kevinbinversie) November 18, 2017
And, finally, Michigan fans are STILL sore about the OSU game last year.
— John Kruse🔥🐐 (@kruuuuuse) November 18, 2017
Former Michigan star Jourdan Lewis reminds Wisconsin of one thing prior to Saturday’s game
Today, at high noon, the No. 19 Michigan Wolverines (AP Poll) will square off against the undefeated and No. 5 ranked Wisconsin Badgers. Though the Wolverines chances of winning the Big Ten East are very slim at this point, that does not mean they will not be fired up to spoil the Badgers hopes of going to the College Football Playoff.
When the same two programs met last season, it was No. 4 Michigan who unended No. 8 Wisconsin 14-7 at the Big House. Though the final score was close, the Wolverines dominated in terms of total yardage 349-159 as they moved to 5-0 on the season.
The most memorable play of the game happened to come on Wisconsin’s final possession when cornerback Jourdan Lewis made one of the most iconic plays in Michigan football history.
Read more here.