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Reactions: Penn State Loses A Down On Strange Offensive Possession

An intentional grounding call takes a possession from first to fourth down in two plays.

NCAA Football: Auburn at Penn State Matthew OHaren-USA TODAY Sports

During the second quarter of Penn State’s Whiteout showdown against Auburn, the Nittany Lions seemingly may have punted on third down.

On a first down play, Sean Clifford threw the ball away after miscommunication with wide receiver Parker Washington. Following the play, the referees somehow ruled it an illegal grounding. The next play should’ve been 2nd and long, however, the referees believed it was for some reason third down meaning a Sean Clifford incomplete pass made it fourth down.

Unfortunately for the refs, the rest of the world believed it was third down following the completion... here are the reactions;