Or maybe not?
The Hurricanes, six days after seeing their coach fired, ended the game with one of the most remarkable kick returns in college football history with a touchdown by Corn Elder, whose two pass interference penalties had set up No. 18 Duke's go-ahead touchdown just seconds earlier.
Elder's touchdown, after time ran out and the assist of eight lateral tosses. gave Miami a 30-27 win on the game's final play.
Absolutely ridiculous ending to Miami-Duke pic.twitter.com/TqWjfyGPxR— Barstool Sports (@barstooltweets) November 1, 2015
But before Miami was declared a winner, the game officials had to sort out a flag that was thrown on the Duke 25-yard line during the return.
It looked like the 'Canes player's knee was on the ground when he flipped the ball backwards to a Miami teammate.
FOX Sports Rules Analyst Mike Pereira seemed to agree:
First, it does appear then there was a knee down based on some pictures that I have seen. It was close but it looked down.— Mike Pereira (@MikePereira) November 1, 2015
And, after studying the tape in replay a few times, Pereira thinks that No. 22 on Miami also delivered a clear block in the back at the Miami 15 to help set the play in action.
And don't even mention the Miami player on the field without a helmet to the Duke faithful:So the crew used replay to pick up the flag. The block,btw, was legal.But, the block at the 15 back upfield was a flagrant block in the back— Mike Pereira (@MikePereira) November 1, 2015
Also? You can’t do this. pic.twitter.com/VOK60Klw8y— Joe Ovies (@joeovies) November 1, 2015
But, even after a nine-minute review by the ACC officials, the Hurricanes were declared victorious.
The good news for Blue Devils fans? No band members were trampled during the filming of this play.