[On people who say: "But it's too close to call/not enough evidence to overturn!"]: If someone is saying this to you they are confusing a Law & Order episode for reality. They have conceded that “incomplete” is the correct call, and are essentially complaining that it should have been ruled incorrectly because of a technicality in the literal meaning of the review rule. You cannot complain about calls the refs get right; that’s not how complaining works. If you think the video is “inconclusive” you are conceding the call could have gone equally either way and saying it should be one or the other makes as much sense as whining that a flip of the coin should have been heads.
I don’t agree at all. Obviously the reality is he caught it or he didn’t, but in real-time the officials’ thought it was incomplete. And I do think that in real-time the call could have gone either way because it is really hard to see and the ball is on the wrong side for the closest official. I think that no matter what the call on the field, the video didn’t convince me one way or the other and there is no way I would reversed the call no matter what the call on the field was.
To say this is “complaining that it should have been ruled incorrectly because of a technicality in the literal meaning of the review rule”, I say this, it’s not a “technicality”, it’s a rule, written clearly. I don’t think there is anyway to interpret “indisputable video evidence” any other way than that.
That being said, as a Michigan fan, of course I am glad the call was changed, my team benefited. But I think Hokie fans have a right to be perturbed.