There were many exciting moments in the first half of Saturday's Clemson-Boston College game, but it could have been the best. . . an offside sentence?
Boston College led 21-10 at 1:07 in the second quarter with the ball at the Clemson 23-yard line. It looked like the Eagles would be happy to settle for a field goal in fourth place after forcing the Tigers to use their last half-time break.
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Instead, BC's owner John Tessitore ran into the center with just a few seconds on the music box, barked his signal and caused the Clemson defense to jump offside, allowing the Eagles the first relegation.
If that name sounds familiar, it's because Tessitore is the son of ESPN broadcaster Joe Tessitore, who was looking for the Clemson BC game and couldn't help but look forward to the piece a little.
Joe Tessitore calling his own son and moving the sticks down to Rank 4 for BC on the 4th against Clemson is one of the coolest damn things we've ever seen. pic.twitter.com/tlQL8S5Zb6
– Terrible announcement (@awfulannouncing) October 31, 2020
That first relegation resulted in an insane touchdown catch from C. J. Lewis that gave Boston College a 28-10 lead. Clemson went down and hit a 50 yard field goal to make it 28-13 at halftime.
Boston College coach Jeff Hafley was asked about the game by Tessitore when the team returned from the second half and said, "I'm sure his father will be proud." Joe Tessitore responded by saying, "For now, his father is just a play-by-play broadcaster for the next few hours."