During the second quarter of Saturday night’s ACC battle between Clemson and Boston College, the Tigers got royally screwed on a bad call.
Clemson was back to receive a punt. The return man called for a fair catch, but a Boston College coverage man came into his space and contacted him — the ball actually hit him as he was hitting Amari Rodgers — breaking up the play. The ball came loose, and the Eagles recovered.
After a few more negative plays, Grant Carlson boots the ball away on 4th-and-49. Amari Rodgers calls for the fair catch, but muffs the punt, and Taj-Amir Torres recovers the fumble. Dabo Swinney was livid on the Clemson sideline (thought Torres interfered with the fair catch). pic.twitter.com/rO6Z5G1OwU
— Andy Backstrom (@andybackstrom) November 11, 2018
This play should have resulted in a penalty against Boston College. Instead, it was ruled first down for the Eagles, and Dabo Swinney absolutely went nuts on the sideline.
Dabo is irrate. I haven't been able to defintiively tell whether or not the punt returner was interfered with. Apparently, the refs agree, because the ruling on the field "stands." BC ball at the Clemson 42-yard line.
— Bobby Krivitsky (@BobbyKrivitsky) November 11, 2018
This is an interesting game. Boston College hasn’t done anything on offense, and the only points scored by the Eagles came on special teams, which has been a huge factor in this contest.