Saturday’s Army-Navy game was abruptly halted for about eight minutes in the fourth quarter as officials painfully struggled to figure out whether the Black Knights actually got a first down on fourth-and-two on Navy’s 43-yard line.

Eight minutes.

The call on the field was an Army first down because quarterback Kelvin Hopkins Jr. ran the ball and stretch out his arm while falling, appearing to get the first down. At that point at the very beginning of the fourth quarter, Army had a 10-0 lead.

UPDATE: Army won, 17-10.

While it took officials forever to figure out what to do, they eventually decided to re-spot the ball and brought the chains out on the field to determine that the Black Knights were about a foot short of a first down, giving Navy the ball with 14:30 remaining in the quarter.

It was a painful review to watch on TV, and it included so many replays and frequent shots of fans and students dancing to stay warm. Plus, close-ups of Bill the Goat.

Predictably, the internet had jokes, so here are some of the best about that ridiculous eight-minute review.





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