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Published: Monday, Sept. 16 2013 12:00 p.m. MDT

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

They clearly didn't know what they were doing at the end of the game. Those refs looked lost and confused.

RockOn
Spanish Fork, UT

One more nail in the coffin of biased PAC 12 officials. How many incidents make a pattern? How many patterns make a trends and how many trends lead to a conclusion in the NCAA?

killarney
Lincoln Park, IL

Just another example of the amazing incompetence and blatant home cooking of PAC 12 refs.

Can you just imagine the cries of outrage we'd be hearing from PAC 12 country if this had happened to USC or Stanford or Oregon on the road in B1G country?

As long as the PAC 12 insists on using their own refs for home games, other conference should refuse to allow PAC 12 refs into their stadiums.

CougarSunDevil
Phoenix, AZ

As someone who was at the game, there were many blown calls. ASU scored a touchdown but it was said he was down without a review. Wisconsin stepped out of bounds on the last big pass but it wasn't reversed. Wisconsin and ASU defenders were PI receivers all over the place. Then the diabolical at the end. Not all PAC-12 refs are bad I'm sure, but these guys were definitely sub level replacement refs.

BYU Fan in DC
Washington, DC

I know this won't be possible, but they really should let Wisconsin come back to ASU to try that 35 yard field goal. It was inexcusable that the game ended like it did.

Hank Jr
Draper, UT

Wisconsin should have thrown the ball out of bounds and stopped the clock ON THAT PLAY! It was foolishness to assume that 18 seconds was enough time to place the ball, take another snap then spike the ball for the field goal attempt.

phantomblade
Salt Lake City, Utah

Hank Jr

The clock was already stopped with 18 seconds left and plenty of time to march the FG unit out. The whole idea was to center the ball for an easier FG try, which wouldn't have been a problem if the refs hadn't been so clueless. Center ball (maybe 4 seconds), ball placed (maybe 5 seconds), spike ball to stop clock (with 6 to 8 seconds left on the clock), kick short FG from straight on to win game.

Why the refs didn't blow the whistle and place time back on the clock when they realized that they had messed up is a mystery. Even with the crowd rushing the field, they still could have cleared the field and corrected their mistake.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

It wasn't incompetence, it was blatant dishonesty. I do not believe for a second that these ref's were "reprimanded" in any way. They were doing what they are instructed to do, make sure the pac12 team wins at all costs. It has happened far to many times to reach any other conclusion.

Aloha Saint George
Saint George, Utah

Rule number one- Let the players decide outcomes.

Rule number two- Let players decide outcomes

DaveKnowsWhatsUp
Bloomington, IN

I'm a little surprised at the reprimand, but not at all surprised that it happened. utes, enjoy that perk of being in the PAC12, but forget about it once you're in conference play because everybody else has acknowledged that you really don't belong there, and you'll be treated as an outsider every time you play USC and company.

utahcountyute
Cedar Hills, UT

It's a conspiracy. I bet the game in 2011 would have been way closer had they not been PAC 12 refs. Lol

worf
Mcallen, TX

The refs were crooked, and knew what was going on.

That's why they all ran off the field as soon as they could.

Wisconsin should have won. The refs could have consulted each other, and added a few seconds back on the clock, but instead ran off the field.

Osmos
Hyrum, UT

Anybody who has any doubts about the outcomes of USU-USC or Utah-BYU should remember who the referees work for.

Reno Cougs Fan 68
Reno, NV

I think it should have been ruled a fumble, game over!!! The QB did not go down by contact or neither knee touched the ground!!! I hate when mistakes by officials ruin the ending to a good game!!!

Sports Nutz
Smithfield, UT

Reno,

The replay clearly shows Stave's knee touching the ground. The QB does not have to go down "by contact" and can give himself up at anytime. Poor officiating that "could have" cost Wisconsin a lot of money down the road by making it much tougher for them to get to a bigger bowl game. PAC 12 does this all the time.

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