Clean or dirty? Many were wondering if the pick-play that Clemson used to score their game-winning touchdown against Alabama in the national title game was legal, and it looks like the NCAA has finally weighed in on the matter.
According to the AP’s Ralph Russo, the NCAA coordinator of officials agreed with a non-call on the play, stating that the contact on the play was “mutually initiated” by players on both teams.
Clemson won the game 35-31 to capture their first title since 1981. There was some controversy about their win thanks to Clemson using multiple pick-plays like this, but it looks like the NCAA has no problem with their new national champion.