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He Caught a Long Pass and Ran Untouched Into the End Zone -- but Forgot One Crucial Thing

At least 20 seconds rolled on by until something strange was spotted on camera...

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With Utah leading Oregon 7-0 early in the second quarter Saturday night, Utah wide receiver Kaelin Clay caught a bomb and ran untouched into the end zone.

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It looked at first glance like a 78-yard touchdown for the senior and a 13-0 lead for Utah. It seemed so to the cheering fans. And to the TV announcers.

In fact, at least 20 seconds rolled on by until something strange was spotted on camera — a gaggle of Oregon players running toward their end zone.

Oregon's Joe Walker had the ball tucked under his arm...and ran it all the way back for the score.

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But which touchdown was legit?

Turns out that Utah's Clay simply let go of the ball about a yard shy of the end zone line, which is a fumble.

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And Walker spotted that miscue, picked up the ball, and sprinted 100 yards for his life.

Official ruling: Touchdown, Oregon.

So instead of being up by a pair of touchdowns, Utah found itself tied with Oregon. Then by the end of the quarter, Oregon was up 24-7. Utah didn't throw in the towel, coming within three points of re-tying the game in the fourth quarter, but Oregon pulled away again.

The final score: Oregon 51, Utah 27.

Now check out the wild play that squared things up in the first half:

This story has been updated.

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