Syracuse trailed Notre Dame, 20-0, early in the third quarter. The Orange, after punting six times and throwing two interceptions on their first eight offensive drives, were in need of a defensive spark. They got the spark, but the officials didn't see the spark.
On 1st-and-10 from their own 47-yard-line, Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book scampered for a nine-yard gain. At the end of the run, Syracuse's Trill Williams appeared to strip the ball from Book.
The replay showed Williams did exactly that. However, the usually quick-trigger review officials didn't stop the game to review the play, which would've resulted in a turnover and Syracuse possession near midfield.