This is nothing more than fake news. What else do you call it? They know it is a first down. And he says "bad call" just like the good call against Miami, that was not called all night but should have been.
It was rightly called first down on the field. Watching we thought, that is close. The replay showed he clearly made it, but barely. (What is Fowler doing with his announcement?That is another thread.) This is Adnay Virk and Jesse Palmer suggesting Ohio State won because of a bad call.