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Mark Jones is just a bit outside with this first down call

I watched most of the Florida-Bowling Green game during an uninspiring slate of Saturday afternoon football in hopes the MAC could fare a bit better than the Big Ten against SEC opposition.  BGSU outplayed Florida for large stretches, but couldn't take advantage of Gator mistakes, and made a few of their own, ultimately losing 24-14.

ESPN announcers Mark Jones and Brock Huard did a solid job throughout the game, but this call from Jones in the 2nd quarter made me scratch my head in a quizzical manner.  Watch as he calls this Florida catch a first down even though the catch is made a full six yards in front of the marker!  Jones corrects himself calling the spot "just a little bit short."  Too bad the yellow line isn't actually on the field for the benefit of the announcers.

See if Jones' call makes the first round of Pammy nominees tomorrow!

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