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Indiana Player Appears To Kick Ball Out Of Ref's Hands As 1st Half Expires

Fans attend the game between Eastern Michigan University Eagles and the University of Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium.

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 17: Fans attend the game between Eastern Michigan University Eagles and the University of Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium on September 17, 2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan defeated Eastern Michigan 31-3. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Late in the first half of the game between Michigan and Indiana, the Wolverines appeared to squander a last-minute possession that would have given the team the lead. However, after completing a pass with 14 seconds left on the clock, the Wolverines failed to get set and the clock ran out.

Or so it seemed.

Video released later suggests an Indiana player may have gotten away with a penalty. The Hoosiers defender appears to kick the ball out of the referee's hands as he's reaching down to pick up the ball.

That kick made the ref scramble to pick the ball back up and attempt to get the Wolverines set in time for a last-second snap. The ref was unable to handle the ball and set it properly for Michigan to get a play off.

Here's video of the play.

It's difficult to say the ref would have had ample time to set the ball even if the kick did not happen.

Regardless, Indiana holds a 17-15 lead with just over 11 minutes left in the third quarter.