Georgia LB Lorenzo Carter drew a controversial penalty during the second quarter of the Liberty Bowl.
On 2nd-and-10, TCU RB Kyle Hicks ran out of bounds after an 8-yard gain. Carter appeared to grab Hicks by the back of the uniform to prevent him from running into spectators on the sideline. But Hicks’ ran over a couple of people anyway.
However, Carter drew an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for a late hit out of bounds.
Yeah, that's a penalty pic.twitter.com/fBj26VTkrG
— Dr. Saturday (@YahooDrSaturday) December 30, 2016
Some people on Twitter were shocked by the call.
Late hit? pic.twitter.com/IGZqflgOyX
— Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) December 30, 2016
Lorenzo Carter gets flagged for late hit personal foul while trying to hold the ball carrier up from falling on sidelines.
— Trent Smallwood (@SmallwoodTrent) December 30, 2016
The drive ended with a 10-yard touchdown pass TCU WR John Diarse. The score gave the Horned Frogs a 16-7 lead over the Bulldogs.