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Look: Officials Missed Clear False Start On Kansas State Touchdown

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MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA - OCTOBER 29: The TCU Horned Frogs logo on a football helmet during the game against the West Virginia Mountaineers at Mountaineer Field on October 29, 2022 in Morgantown, West Virginia. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)

Today's Big 12 Championship Game between undefeated TCU and Kansas State is a lot closer than some were expecting. But a missed call by the officials might be contributing to that too. 

On the game-tying touchdown play for Kansas State, running back Ben Sinnott was visibly moving prior to the snap, which TCU's defenders noticed and tried to call for a false start penalty. Instead, Sinnott got into open space and scored a seven-yard touchdown.

The Wildcats were celebrating the play, while the wider college football world is a little less thrilled by the touchdown. Many are openly questioning whether the referees missed the call.

You be the judge:

"Was there a false start on that TD play? Sure looked like it to the naked eye at real time," Sports Illustrated's Pat Forde wrote.

"Everyone in the f-g stadium saw that false start except the refs," another user wrote.

"Clearly false start by Kansas State. TCU already getting screwed," a third wrote. 

TCU was put into that position after missing a field goal on the previous drive. They went from going up two scores to being tied with the Wildcats in their most important game of the season. 

The game is being played on ABC.