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South Carolina Defender Clearly Held By Florida WR During 75-Yard TD Run

A closeup of a South Carolina football Gamecocks helmet.

COLUMBIA, SC - AUGUST 29: A general view of a helmet before the game between the North Carolina Tar Heels and South Carolina Gamecocks at Williams-Brice Stadium on August 29, 2013 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Florida and South Carolina are engaged in a tight SEC battle late in the third quarter. In a game this close, errors matter — especially when made by the officials.

Early in the third quarter, Florida running back Damion Pierce exploded for a 75-yard TD run. The score led to a game-tying PAT.

But it appears the refs missed a blatant holding by a Florida WR during the run. The receiver held on to the back of a USC defender who was attempting to track down Florida's RB.

It looked like the South Carolina defender would've been able to make a play on the ball-carrier if he hadn't been held.

Here's a video of the play.

This has to be one of the worst no-calls this season. The receiver held on to the back of the defender for nearly 40 yards. Not sure how the refs missed this one.

Fortunately for the Gamecocks, they've been able to respond, tacking on a field goal to make it a 20-17 game.

Can South Carolina pull off another monumental upset?

USC knocked off No. 3 Georgia last Saturday. The playoff hopeful Bulldogs fell seven spots in this week's AP Top 25. While Georgia's playoff hopes are still alive, South Carolina's upset win makes matters difficult.

The Gamecocks are hoping to pull of their second straight upset of a top 10 team against No. 9 Florida. Hopefully, the refs won't miss any more blatant calls.