Michigan and TCU referee is tweakin. Shoe completely falls off pic.twitter.com/Pube28SRLm— choke (@cartermacg) December 31, 2022
This playing surface is not up to par for a national semifinal. Dudes slipping all over.— Bud Elliott (@BudElliott3) December 31, 2022
State Farm Stadium, the home of the Arizona Cardinals, uses a roll-out natural grass field as opposed to artificial turf. The stadium has a roof, so the outdoor weather doesn’t necessarily affect the quality of the grass field.
You could even say it had something to do with the Pick 6 from JJ McCarthy to open the scoring, as look at the route taken by Michigan’s Ronnie Bell here. You can’t cut if you can’t plant.
We’ll see if the sidelines can adjust to the Turf Monster, as the cleat-changing tool will be out from both equipment managers early and often it appears.