Our next opponent is Penn State - coming off an excruciating loss!
I think 99.9% of the public is looking at the end of the PSU game 100% incorrectly. The PYLON plays no part of it...ZERO. Everyone keeps referencing it, but the pylon is 1005 irrelevant.
The key is did the tip if the nose break the VERY front edge of the goal line before the ball hit out of bounds. EVERYONE (including the refs!) agrees that the ball hit the ground before the pylon...that is not the issue!
Imagine a wall shooting up on the very front edge of the goal line. The singular question is - did the nose of the ball hit that wall before the ball hit the chalk out of bounds. It is almost unreal - he ANGLES the ball so the TIP is forward.
I 100% believe whatever was called on the field would have stood. There is no way to be 100% sure because you would need simultaneous cameras looking at ground level for out of bounds (when it hits) and a camera 100% down the goal line to see if it broke plane. There is the Parallax Error (same as our 1st down vs UM!) - where the angle tricks eyes into thinking ball is further forward.
Just leave the pylon out of it!