Just a couple thoughts. I think the penalty was a "no call". It was a
spontaneous moment with no intent to taunt. With that said everyone should
remember that unless Washington tried to go for two an extra point only meant
overtime. And second of all a 21 yard extra point is not that big of a deal.
Aren't these kickers supposed to be able to kick up to 50 yards away if
needed?The call did not cost Washington the game, they still had the
opportunity to tie it but didn't.
And if Harvey Unga hadn't fumbled the ball while trying to cross the goal line a
few minutes before, the final Washington drive (and subsequent controversial
call) would have been meaningless.
I remember the bad calls & no calls by the refs. The game should'nt have even
been that close,-but face it, who would have thought the Huskies would'nt make
the point after? Surely the refs thought they would. Can you imagine playing the
utes in SLC with pac-10 refs? The pac-10 mandates their own refs when playing
out of conferece teams for home games.
If the Cougars get a big lead on Saturday, the Huskies will go down easy. Too
many consecutive road losses for them to muster up a comeback attempt. Locker is
a competitor, but not a very smart one.
I was surprised about the penalty on Locker by pac10 officials which was hard
for them not to swallow the whistle. Bad memory will stay there especially going
back to same team at LES. Let the football begin at LES!GO COUGARS!
re: AndyYes you are completely right, the state of Utah is stepping
into a brave new football world and it is about time."POLY" Cougar
Hey Chickenchaser, get some facts before you spout off. Otherwise, your'e just
making yourself look silly.
BYU probably leads the nation in personal fouls. Really. Meanwhile regaxrdless
of what happens in the life of Jake Locker more than just Husky fans love the
youngster for the young man he has been and the great athleticism he expressed
to so many of us.
The game is on CBS-C?? Can't wait for both UTAH and BYU to shed the
millstone of a TV contract around their necks. Finally football in Utah is
coming of age.
I was at the game and what frustrated me was all the missed holding calls in
UW's 17-play drive. I'd say the refs ignored 3 or 4 calls in that drive.The unsportsmanlike penalty was kind of lame but it made up for all the
other missed calls.Best team won the game.
Agree with IDC: the article did say "flipped the ball high into the air" so I
think it got it right.I thought it was a fair representation of what
happened. But the rules CLEARLY state that what he did - launched, threw or
flipped - the ball into the air was without doubt a penalty. Good for the ref
who called it. It was the right call no matter how many times you replay it. The
ball sailed like 25 fee in the air.The reason for the rule is so
refs, players or others don't get hit on the head with the ball after a
touchdown. Same thing with spiking the ball. It is a taunting penalty.But the fact they went 0-12? Hello? There were some major problems with that
team. Don't care if you lost your QB in game four or not, that team was bad. So whine all you want about a call (babies!) The question now is who has
the will to win on Saturday 2010. 2008 is ancient history.
IDC, "All are alike unto God."
He threw the ball 40 feet in the air - not flipped. Dumb call anyways. Funny
thing is that it was the homer pac x official that made the call. Just proves
the BYU was living right!