When this wild play during the intense ACC battle between Florida State and Clemson went to an official review, the Tigers were hoping that the replay would reveal that quarterback Tahj Boyd's knee had touched the ground before the ball left his hand.
It didn't. But that didn't mean the replay was brief.
Although the official quickly confirmed it was a turnover it took them a bit longer to decipher whether or not this strange, herky-jerky giveaway by Clemson was a fumble or an interception.
With Clemson holding a 21-10 lead early in the third quarter over then No. 11-ranked Florida State, Boyd took a snap in the shotgun on 2nd and 6 at his own 37-yard line. He eluded the first Seminoles pass rusher and began rolling to his left. But Boyd's feet betrayed him as he moved away from the pocket. His feet got caught.. his upper body kept moving.. and timber!
As Boyd crumbled to the ground, the ball was loosed from his throwing hand. Was he throwing it? Did it slip?
Either way, it floated in the air just long enough for FSU defensive end Bjoern Werner to run underneath it at the 25-yard-line. The 6-foot-4 sophomore swaddled the ball in his meaty arms and scored with ease.
Aside from his hapless effort on this particular play, Boyd was stellar in the Tigers' triumph. The sophomore signal caller threw for 344 yards and three touchdowns while adding another score on the ground.