James Madison Coach Pulled Out Cell Phone To Try And Get Refs To Overturn Call

During James Madison’s road game against Utah State, the Dukes coaching staff went to extreme lengths to protest a Utah State Aggies touchdown call.

On 4th and four in the second quarter, the Aggies attempted a field goal that turned into a trick play where Aggies kicker Elliott Nimrod ran the ball in for a touchdown.

However, James Madison coaches thought the play should’ve been ruled dead because they thought Nimrod stepped out of bounds before scoring.

As the referees discussed if Nimrod got into the end zone, one of the James Madison assistant coaches pulled out his cell phone and handed it to head coach Curt Cignetti, who tried to show the referees a picture of the Utah State kicker out of bounds.


Well, the refs weren’t so happy about that as they quickly brushed off the photo of what James Madison felt should’ve sparked a turnover on downs.

Despite the attempt of providing proof, the officials still confirmed the touchdown. Luckily for James Madison, they still went on to win the game, 45-38.