Stop us if you've heard this before, but referees are being woefully inconsistent in a game with massive implications. Only this time, a national championship is on the line. LSU safety Jacoby Stevens absolutely clobbered defenseless Clemson wideout Amari Rodgers, who was attempting to haul in an errant pass from Trevor Lawrence. It was a borderline personal foul, and no flags were thrown.
Listen, we're all for letting the kids play, but that play was genuinely reckless. We honestly have no idea how the zebras didn't take action here.
One could argue that they've gotten their personal foul calls backwards in this game. Tee Higgins' penalty in the first quarter came on the cleanest of blocks.
Have a look for yourselves:
Stevens' hit was drastically more malicious, and that stance is indisputable.
This sort of discrepancy is nothing we haven't seen before, but that doesn't make it any less exasperating.