When the ball carrier is in the grasp, no longer uprignt and no longer making any forward progress, or attempting to make forward progress the ref will typically blow the whistle.He was tackled, but landed sitting on Cabinda and stood up right away, no longer in his grasp. I didn't think the play was dead when watching it live. Nor did I see any reason to think he had been tackled during any replays. I'm just surprised I didn't see a single mention of it anywhere.
I'll bet it's mentioned plenty on the OSU boards!
They're more caught up in the "missed" PI call (even though there was a pretty hefty illegal hands to the face by the OSU LT on the same play)