It should have been Mizzou’s 16th play of the year with a gain of 50 or more yards. Emanuel Hall streaked past Florida cornerback CJ Henderson. Now, there might have been a little bit of a push off from Hall, but Henderson quit on the play and Hall hauled in Lock’s pass and fell into the endzone for what should have been a 50-yard TD strike.
As the Tigers lined up for the PAT, the officials took another look at the play and ruled that Hall was down at the one-yard line, giving Mizzou a first and goal.
“I was definitely robbed on that,” Hall said after the game. “My knee was not on the ground.”
Lock wasn’t buying the ruling from the replay booth either.
“I’m not a ref and don’t know the strict rules on that, but I was hoping for a ‘tuddy’ (touchdown),” said Lock.
It was already a foregone conclusion the Tigers would score. The only question would be, who would get the ball. Well, there was never any doubt in my mind.
Just give it to Rountree and have him blow up the Fla D-line for a TD #Mizzou
— Bill Pollock (@missourisports) November 4, 2017
Rountree got the ball and plowed his way in for the score, making it a 35-9 game after the PAT. After Rountree scored, he said he went right over to Hall. For Rountree it was his 7th TD of the season, but he was happy to share.
Hall confirmed what Rountree said.