With the line of scrimmage at the Tech 32-yard line, punter Pressley Harvin took the snap and lobbed a pass to wide receiver Jalen Camp, lined up at the gunner position. Camp was shoved out of bounds by Duke’s Chris Taylor and, while Harvin’s pass landed about 10 yards past Camp, a flag was thrown. It was a preliminary indication that Duke would be penalized for pass interference for a first down for Tech to keep its rally alive.
However, the flag was waved off. By rule, defensive pass interference cannot be called when, according to the NCAA rulebook, a team in a kicking formation “simulates a scrimmage kick by throwing the ball high and deep, and contact by a Team B player occurs.”