The "What If" thread mentioned Charles White's phantom touchdown, one of the worst calls in football history. Most of the readership of this board is too young to remember it, but those who were (including my dad) still seethe with rage when the topic is brought up.
But it was worse than that. A few years ago ESPN classic showed this game and I, desiring punishment, watched. And I saw it, the same as a Michigan player who was vigorously pointing to the right side of the USC offense:
On USC's first touchdown play, a USC player committed a false start penalty that was not called. The play should never have counted. It wasn't from close to the end zone, either--it covered some distance, and there's every reason to think that Michigan would have had a chance to at least hold SC to a field goal if the penalty is called correctly.
Both USC touchdowns were phantom in the '79 Rose Bowl. Just to remind you that we were robbed.