Video: Controversial Damien Williams touchdown at goal line stands
You just knew that the Super Bowl wouldn’t be able to pass without at least one close play causing a controversy. It took around 57 minutes of game action, but we finally got one.
Damien Williams took a pass from Patrick Mahomes on a 3rd-and-goal play from the San Francisco 5. Williams got close to the goal line, but there was a question of whether Richard Sherman forced him out of bounds before Williams extended the ball over the plane.
Mira Mesa's Damien Williams with the go ahead touchdown! @fearthemecca #SuperBowlLIV pic.twitter.com/9MDMzyx6Nr
— Prep Pigskin Report (@KUSIPPR) February 3, 2020
Chiefs running back Damien Williams dives into the end zone for a touchdown in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl LIV. https://t.co/rExPB31EEl #SuperBowl pic.twitter.com/HNNZOmAbnt
— ABC News (@ABC) February 3, 2020
That’s San Diego native Damien Williams with the go-ahead touchdown in #SuperBowlLIV with 2:44 to go. He’s a Mira Mesa High alum. pic.twitter.com/ys9BmOWvUr
— Andrew Luria (@AndrewLuria) February 3, 2020
The call on the field was a touchdown, and all scoring plays are reviewed. After a review, the call stood.
The officials’ decision that the call would stand means they did not see any conclusive evidence to overturn the call. The referees also did not see enough evidence to confirm or uphold the call. That likely means if the referee initially ruled on the field that Williams was out of bounds before crossing the goal line, Kansas City would have had a 4th-and-goal.
Instead, the Chiefs ended up taking a 24-20 lead with under three minutes left in the game. They later forced a turnover on downs and scored another touchdown to make it 31-20.