Skip to comments.Botched PAT call hands Toledo yet another close loss (Updated)
Posted on 09/25/2011 2:02:24 AM PDT by rawhide
BIG EAST Conference coordinator of football officiating Terry McAulay has issued the following statement, with regard to a play in the fourth quarter of Saturday's football game between Syracuse and Toledo.
"After studying the videos of the Syracuse extra point attempt at 2:07 of the fourth quarter, we have concluded that the ruling on the field that the kick passed between the uprights was incorrect, and that the replay official made an error in failing to reverse that ruling. In reviewing the video, we have determined that the angle from behind the kicking team shows conclusively that the ball passes outside the right upright.
Our review of the process determined that the replay official mistakenly focused his attention on the sideline angle, which proved to be distorted. We are confident that our officiating staff will learn from this situation in order to prevent a reoccurrence. "
Toledo just can't catch a break.
...against Syracuse on Saturday, the Rockets appeared to have the game taken from them by the officials.
With about two minutes remaining in the game, Syracuse scored the game-winning touchdown, but then the extra point became a source of controversy. Kicker Ross Krautman appeared to push the extra point left past the outside of the upright. Even the video showed the ball crossing in front of the upright and not in front of it.
Still, after video replay, the officials confirmed the kick as good, putting 'Cuse up 30-27 with 2:22 to play.
This wouldn't have been such a big deal had the extra point not given the Orange a three-point lead. Toledo responded by hitting a field goal to tie with three seconds remaining, sending the game to overtime where Syracuse finally won but that kick should have given the Rockets a one-point victory.
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I guess this is important for the 3 Toledo fans on this forum.
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