Whether you believe it was right or wrong, there's no denying Porter took forever to throw the flag, which is what made the penalty so controversial. The line judge on the sideline looking directly at the play didn't throw a flag. Neither did Porter after the ball hit the ground. Fireworks went off, and Miami's players, coaches and fans stormed the field in celebration. At least three or four seconds went by before Porter threw the flag. Porter said he waited to replay the play in his mind and "wanted to make double sure it was the right call."
Unfortunately for Miami, Porter was wrong.