Trailing 27-23 in double overtime, Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett kept a fourth down snap and raced to his left. Despite having what appeared to be a clear path to a first down, Michigan defender Delano Hill, hit the QB stopping him on the spot. Ohio State players and fans thought it was a first down, while Michigan’s players and coaches thought Barrett had been stopped short.
The officials on the field ruled that Barrett’s forward progress had reached the line-to-gain, and after a quick replay, the call on the field stood, much to the dismay of UM head coach Jim Harbaugh.
The next play saw Barrett hand to H-back Curtis Samuel who raced untouched into the endzone to give the Buckeyes an incredible 30-27 comeback victory, preserving their College Football Playoff hopes.
In his postgame press conference, Harbaugh expressed his displeasure with the game’s officiating, repeating the phrase, "I'm bitterly disappointed with the officiating.”