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Murray St. Forced To Start At 1-Yard-Line After Official Hallucinates Fair Catch Call On Kickoff

Murray State’s day is bad enough as they get walloped by the Illini, but it didn’t help that officials declared the Racers called for a fair catch on a kickoff early in the fourth quarter—at the one yard line.

Video replays show no such signal; the fair catch rules clearly state a player must wave his hand over his head. The poor field position helped set up yet another score for Illinois, which now leads 52-3.

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Timothy Burke is formerly Deadspin's Video Director.

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