Duckhunter, once again, please direct me to your source of saying that Pac-12
officials are required to officiate both home and away out of conference games.
I already have given you an instance where it isn't true, and haven't
seen an example that it is.
@stgThe pac 12 also insists their own refs officiate all pac 12 home
games. So if they insist they officiate all home games as well as all out of
conference games on the road that is pretty much all of them. Despite your limp
defense the pac 12's officials are widely known as the worst in college
football as well as it is widely publicized and criticized that they have a
policy of insisting their officials work all OOC road games as well as all OOC
The Pac-12 does not insist on every game being officiated by Pac-12 referees.
They officiate out of conference games when a Pac-12 team is on the road because
that is how all conferences work. In the Utah-BYU game, Big XII officials were
used and they were equally as awful as any Pac-12 crew I've ever seen.
Well I'm going to agree with worf that pac 12 officials are terrible, they
are the worst in all of college football, and I also agree that the pac 12
obviously seeks to gain an advantage by insisting their own refs work every game
involving a pac 12 team. But this game didn't appear to be officiated down
to their usual low standards. They did an ok job for once.
No Utah fan would say that the officiating was the reason Utah lost this game.
It was the dropped balls and the other mistakes made by the upper classmen on
the team.DeVonte didn't help out the team or freshmen QB Wilson
one bit by both tipping a ball up in the air that was intercepted and dropping a
pitch that hit him in the hands within the 5 yard line. Not to mention John
White dropping a ball that hit him in the hands as well with nobody around him
on a 3rd down and long play. Oh and a field gold kicker that for some reason
can't make a field goal to save his life this year.One call
that was made that had a huge impact on the game was when Blechen lowered his
helmet right into the receivers face mask - it was an obivious penalty and a
huge mistake by Brian.The Utes had plenty of opportunities to win
this game but they made way too many mistakes to get it done.They
are improving however, so hopefully they can turn it around.Go Utes!
worf, Utah penalties in the 1st quarter: defensive offsides on a 1st and 10
(kinda hard to argue those), personal foul on PAT (assessed on kickoff, which
was a touchback, so really had no bearing on the game, and OSU committed the
same penalty in the same situation in the 2nd quarter, so hard to say they
weren't calling it both ways).Going into the second quarter: 11
yard pass defensive pass interference on 1st and 10 (a good call with no bearing
on game, as Utah stopped them 3 plays later).Third quarter: NO Utah
penalties, however, a pass interference call that OSU fans and players
didn't like that gave Utah 1st and goal at the 3 to tie the game.4th quarter: another personal foul on a PAT with no bearing on the game,
personal foul (can't lower your helmet to make a tackle, very clear rule
these days in football), ineligible receiver downfield for the flanker receiver
lining up on the line of scrimmage. Really, can you argue any of these calls, or
say now that it's obvious the refs were giving the game away, or did you
actually watch the game?
StGtoSLC,Look at the calls going against the utes in the first
quarter with screaming fans. Just a theory, but you don't want to reduce
the number of ranked teams in the conference as there is money to be made. I
didn't see the BYU game with OSU, but I'll bet there's calls
against the cougs at a time momentum was developing. PAC 12 doesn't want
another Oklahoma situation either, so they'll be honest with the Stanford
worf, you obviously didn't watch the game or you just like to make up your
own telling of it. Officiating was actually accurate for once, I admit rare in
many Pac-12 games, but ranking had nothing to do with it. Utah had tons of
chances and blew them themselves. If what you're saying was the case, then
the Pac-12 refs wouldn't have made the questionable call to end the
Stanford-ND game, or the questionable pass interference call with Utah on the
verge of making the top 25 against Utah State.
As I predicted. A loud crowd, and bias pac 12 refs making calls in just one
direction, will prevent momentum, and increase the chance of turn overs. A
ranked team, will increase end of the year bowl revenue, so the utes become the
punching bag. Penalties even out later in the game.I've seen
this before, and knew it as coming.
Not even close Eddie.Utah is dealing with some growing pains right
now, but it is completely asinine to think they will end up in the Big Sky. On the contrary, there were a lot of positives to take away from this
game despite the loss. Hopefully Utah is able to turn the corner next week.
The mute button has been turned on. ute button?
We still own your team Ducky LOL
Duckhunter, I never proclaimed them as such, but likewise, what happened to your
"3rd team freshman all-american who is on his way to the NFL" receiver?
Haven't seen anything from him all season.
The Utes lost to a very good team, but they continue to lose in a conference
they don't belong in. Bottom feeders as long as the BCS is alive and then
they will sink into Div III play. Hey, they be able to beat LDS Business
College!It won't be long until the Utes will be playing
Northern Colorado every year because they will be in the same conference.
@stgSo what happened to "the best group of wr's in the
I know it was raining, but the pass catching was just awful. Travis played a
pretty darn good game executing the plays that were called, but the same
can't be said for the receivers. Credit a great team in OSU, but I'd
rather lose to a great team knowing Utah did just about everything they could
have to win the game. If they had done that, they'd have won tonight, but
they didn't, not even close.