The lines are clear with this. Michigan fans think J.T. Barrett didn’t get it. Ohio State fans agree with the call on the field.
With Ohio State down 27-24 and facing a fourth-and-1 at the Michigan 16 in the second overtime Saturday, Buckeyes QB J.T. Barrett called his own number and tried to run for the first down, the fate of three seasons on the line. After getting hit, Barrett bounced off a teammate and spun down close to the first down.
Officials ruled Barrett got just enough for the first — and didn’t overturn the call after a review. If officials ruled Barrett was stopped short, Michigan would have won the game and advanced to the Big Ten Championship Game.
Instead, Ohio State kept the first down and won the game on the following play, a 15-yard Curtis Samuel TD run. Ohio State (11-1, 8-1 Big Ten) kept its hopes at a Big Ten East Division title alive, while also keeping alive the hopes of Penn State (10-1, 7-1). The Nittany Lions kicked off against Michigan State as the Buckeyes and Wolverines were playing in overtime.
As for Michigan (10-2, 7-2), coach Jim Harbaugh ripped the officials after the game.
— SB✯Nation CFB (@SBNationCFB) November 26, 2016
Now it’s up to you, college football fans. Did the officials get it right?