Yes, that was the problem. And why are announcers such idiots they cannot point out obvious things like that? I guess it has to be even more obvious, like the "grounding" penalty against Clifford that even Herbie has to start talking about it. In a very friendly manner, of course.The problem with the Mustipher fake punt was THE REFS DID NOT BLOW IT DEAD UNTIL AFTER HE GOT FIRST DOWN YARDAGE.
They, by all rights, could have blown it earlier and with the lack of push we got initially nobody would have thought anything other than "c'mon JF, why'd we do that!?"
They didn't. The line judges even ran in like they blew it dead. We weren't getting that call after the other blatantly bad calls.