The Arizona State Sun Devils are now 2-0 in the Herm Edwards era after upsetting No. 15 Michigan State 16-13 on Saturday night in Tempe, AZ. Michigan State led 13-3 entering the fourth quarter before the Sun Devils scored 13 unanswered points to come away with the victory.

With three seconds left, the Sun Devils called timeout to set up sophomore kicker Brandon Ruiz for a 28-yard field attempt.

So, with the timeout, ESPN had time to get a proper camera angle ready to go for the potential game-winning kick. ESPN went with a SkyCam angle, which started out fine, directly behind Ruiz. But the camera all of a sudden moved to the right of Ruiz and lost sight of the top of the uprights, leaving viewers with no idea if Ruiz made the kick. There was also a delayed reaction from ESPN play-by-play man Dave Pasch; he may have been depending on the TV angle as well.

In the first few seconds after the kick, viewers only knew Ruiz made the game-winning kick by the roar of the ASU crowd and the players celebrating.

The brutal camera angle naturally got a lot of reaction on Twitter:

SkyCam and fancy camera angles can be useful (especially for replays), but sometimes simple is better (especially for live plays). Viewers would be just fine with a traditional camera angle behind the kicker or behind the uprights, just as long as they can actually, you know- see the game-deciding kick.

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