I don't normally watch college football and, aside from having a deep personal affection for Joe Paterno, I have no rooting interests whatsoever in the college game. But I did catch the final seconds of the Texas Tech / Oklahoma game, and I've never seen a bigger screw-job in sports.
Down by 4 with under a minute remaining, Texas Tech was driving. They had a 4th and 3 on the Oklahoma 26 and threw a pass that was clearly short--maybe by two feet--of the first down marker. Game over. Even the announcers were wrapping up the broadcast.
But the officials spot the ball over the line--first down!
With 1st and goal on the Oklahoma 5, Tech throws a slant into the right side of the endzone. The receiver bobbles the ball on the sideline and then, while running out of bounds, looses the ball completely. The refs jump to signal a touchdown. It's a ludicrous call and is quickly overturned.
Then, with 3 seconds remaining, Tech hands the ball off to their running back, who is tackled short of the goal line. The officials can't call a touchdown fast enough. What a homejob.
I'm surprised not to see much talk about it this morning. Did anyone else notice this travesty?
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