Yep, it happened again.

Clemson’s Ray-Ray McCloud was headed for the end zone when he dropped the football before crossing the goal line.

McCloud was given the touchdown, despite the fact that he nearly cost himself the score. The call was close, but close enough where the referees decided to uphold the call on McCloud’s touchdown return.

As we can see, McCloud had nothing but daylight as he headed toward the end zone and avoided Troy defenders. But like so many before him, McCloud took his distance for granted and nearly cost the Tigers a touchdown in what turned out to be a tight game. Thankfully for Clemson, the referees allowed McCloud to get away with the near drop.

As For the Win points out, those who end up in the end zone for a score should hold onto the ball long after they cross that sacred white line. If not, that player could end up costing his team the game.

[For The Win]

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Ryan is a recent graduate of the University of Missouri and has recently returned to his Minnesota roots. He previously has worked for the Columbia Missourian, KFAN radio in Minneapolis and Feel free to email me at rwilliamson29 AT Gmail dot com.