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Top 17 Most Controversial Sports Calls

6. The Fifth Down

1990 College Football: Colorado vs. Missouri: This controversial call comes from the world of college football. In a 1990 matchup between the University of Colorado and the University of Missouri, an unprecedented fifth down occurred. Here’s how it went down -

First down: Colorado approached Missouri’s goal line and spiked the ball to stop the clock.

Second Down: Colorado attempts to run the ball in, fails, and calls a timeout. No one flips the down the marker to third down.

Third Down: With the marker still showing second down, Colorado runs again but fails to score.

Fourth Down: Colorado spikes the ball again to stop the clock.

Fifth Down: Colorado scores on a quarterback sneak.(Photo: AP)

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