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.
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!!!
Anybody who has any doubts about the outcomes of USU-USC or Utah-BYU should
remember who the referees work for.
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.
It's a conspiracy. I bet the game in 2011 would have been way closer had
they not been PAC 12 refs. Lol
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.
Rule number one- Let the players decide outcomes.Rule number two-
Let players decide outcomes
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.
Hank JrThe 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
They clearly didn't know what they were doing at the end of the game.
Those refs looked lost and confused.