Skip to comments.Did Nebraska Get Screwed ? (NCAA Big XII )
Posted on 12/06/2009 3:35:50 PM PST by Para-Ord.45
Was it me or did the refs give Texas a second chance after Texas QB Colt McCoy ran a play trailing by two points with only six seconds left, rolled out and threw the ball away and out of bounds as the clock ticked down to 0.00 and then the referee`s whistle blew.
Texas coach Mack Brown demanded an extra second to kick a field goal and the officials obliged him. Texas kicked the field goal and won the game.
I only saw the reply once with audio and clearly heard the official`s whistle blow after the clock showed 0.00 on the clock.
Nebraska got screwed.
The only one to get screwed was TCU.
It looked like the ball was out of bounds with 1 second left but I was rooting for Nebraska too.
no dog in the hunt for me
good call.. ball hit something out of bounds and the clock wasn’t at zero
The replay clearly showed the ball hit a railing out of bounds with 00:01 seconds left. This was a correct call. Sorry.
YEP, NEBRASKA GOT TOOLED
LSU fan here and I thought Les Miles was bad at using the clock but ole Mack Brown takes the cake.
The referees have the final say! That’s why we have them!
Makes no difference when they blew the whistle. Clock stoppage is reviewable, and on review, the clock still said 1 second when the ball hit the ground. Blowing the whistle late was an error, and the replay corrected the error.
If the ball had been thrown higher or further, they would have lost.
Texas got the win fair and square but after that performance it shouldn’t be them playing for the national championship.
The ball hit the turf with 1 second on the clock but usually takes the guys who run the clock a couple seconds to hit the stop button. It was a dumb decision on Texas’ part to make it so close but it was the correct call.
Didn't like it, me being in Nebraska and all.
Prior to the one second incident, there were two pass interference calls, for non-catchable balls.
I have a conspiracy theory of sorts. At least twice in my memory, the Big 12 has shot itself in the foot and destroyed a Big 12 team’s BCS Championship hopes, through an upset in the Big 12 game. The officials are Big 12 officials. They support their league. They may even have a vested interest in the Big 12’s exposure/success. It seems intuitive that they would prefer Texas win.
Besides that, the entire NCAA, BCS, bowl game host cities, etc. had a vested interest in preventing ‘BCS Chaos’. I can find alot of reasons why alot of people would prefer Texas win.
But, good grief, Nebraska was terrible. The Big 12 North was nothing to write home about this year. Come to think of it, neither was the Big 12 South.
I’m a ‘Bama fan; and, I was actually worried they might have to play Cincinnati, a team better than Texas IMHO.
Why didn’t Nebraska even try to get one more first down before they kicked the go-ahead FG.
And if they don’t kick the ensuing KO out of bounds, they had a much better chance to win. Nebraska screwed themselves.
Keep the ball in bounds, Huskers!
If Nebraska hadn’t kicked the ball out of bounds it wouldn’t have mattered.
UT has secured the right to get free football lessons at Pasadena.
Replays showed the ball hit the ground with 1 second left on the clock. Nebraska screwed itself by kicking off out of bounds a couople plays before that, giving Texas the ball at their own 40 yard line. To bad; I was pulling for Nebraska.
I blame Bush, Texas and Halliburton ; connect the dots .
The ball went out of bounds with one second left.
The clock stops immediately when the play is out of bounds.
Nobody got screwed. I am a fan of neither team, being from Missouri.
Texas got a big break. The clock was 00....even if the ball hit out of bounds with 01 left. Football, unlike basketball, does not have clocks that go 1/10 of a second
In the 1998 Rose Bowl....Washington State spiked the ball, and the clock had two seconds left when they spiked the ball to stop the clock....this was clear on the replay. Instead, the clock ran down to zero...and Michigan won, with Wash State not getting an additional play
In football....the clock is stopped when the referee blows a play dead....not at the moment of a dead ball (which basketball does). The ref did not blow the play dead until the clock ran out
Nebraska got jobbed. This is not basketball....where Texas would have had tenths of a second left
“I only saw the reply once with audio and clearly heard the official`s whistle blow after the clock showed 0.00 on the clock.”
Thanks for that. That was a heart breaker for Nebraska.
I watched the game on TY, hoping for a big upset. The play clock was shown at the top of the screen, ticking down the seconds during the pass play prior the field goal attempt . It ticked down to one second when the ball hit the ground out of bounds. But the referees did review the camera replay before they decided toallow the field goal try.
The Nebraska coach was hopping mad about something and I couldn’t figure out why he kept going on. The announcers didn’t seem to have a clue neither. It must have been the whistle.
The refs made some pretty bad calls (Like pass interference on Nebraska when the receiver ran out of bounds) which kept Texas in it at the end.
The great thing about the 160ft TV at cowboys stadium is that you could clearly see the Texas players holding the Nebraska defense and it wasn't being called by the Refs. Suh sacked McCoy once with a Texas guy hanging off of him. I don't remember one holding call during the game.
Nobody at the game thought Texas won it. If they did they were a Yeehaw, braindead Hook'm Horns Texas fan. The people watching the game objectively thought either Nebaraska lost it or the refs lost it for Nebraska. If anybody thinks Texas won it, they are confused.
The network showed the replay only once, WITH AUDIO.
The whistle blew at Zero.
I`ve YET to find a video online with the audio to watch it again.
Wrong, the ball was out of bounds and the clock kept running. The ball went out of bounds at one second left. It was the right call to reset the ball with at one second to go.
Too bad...despite being an Alabama fan I was rooting for BCS chaos!
This time of year, NOTHING is more important than football !
On the other hand, there normally is a delay between when clock should stop and when it actually does. Usually earlier in a game, nobody complains when a second or two is lost.
btw, HOOK'EM HORNS!!!!!!!! YEAH BABY!!
The video showed the time was on the clock.
1:50 to go and N kicks the ball out of bounds and comes out to the 40 yard marker or where ever. Then the horse collar tackle adds another 15yds... Two mistakes which cost N the game. The clock be damned had they not made either of them. N lost because of their own failings.
Unless the game is played at Baylor's Floyd Casey stadium.
Exactly. Football plays end at the whistle not the clock. The clock is used to see if a play was begun before the "play clock" expires but once the play begun it is the whistle that ends the play. If the whistle blows the play is dead no matter what happens after. It is the whistle not the clock that matters. As HAL would say, "Human error" but the play stands. Unless you are Texas and the creditability of the BCS (BS) system are at stake.
Big 12 coordinator of football officials Walt Anderson said the right call was made in putting an extra second on the clock, allowing Texas’ Hunter Lawrence to kick the game-winning field goal in the Big 12 championship game on Saturday night. The clock showed :00 after Texas quarterback Colt McCoy scrambled and threw the ball out of bounds. But while Nebraska players threw up their arms in celebration and ran onto the field, officials waved their arms trying to gain control of what proved to be a premature celebration. A second was put back on the clock after the play was reviewed. Lawrence then made a 46-yard field goal for a 13-12 Texas victory. “The play is reviewable because it involves a clock error at a crucial time of the game,” Anderson said. Anderson said replay officials were looking at the flight of the ball with the clock superimposed on a replay. They ruled the ball hit the ground with one second left. “Once we saw it hit something, that was the point at which we stopped the clock,” Anderson said. Texas won Fair & Square.
” The video showed the time was on the clock.”
The video shows the ball landing out of bounds as the clock ticks to 0.01 BUT, what does the audio tell us as to when the whistle blew?
I heard the whistle blow at 0.00 on the play clock.
I didn’t have a dog in the fight but clearly saw the call as correct and am glad that the officials studied the audio and the video to make a correct call...something that could not have been done just a couple of years ago. I would have loved to see Nebraska win so that TCU could have gone to the NC.
I guess it was technically the correct call tho on all pass plays the clock invariably runs a few seconds after the ball hits the ground. Not sure why it should be any different on that last play but then I don’t now the rules.
I was pulling for Nebraska despite the fact that I like Mack Brown and Colt McCoy and would normally pick Texas. I just was pulling for the underdog.
I have seen many games in which the refs clearly took over and decided a game.
The earliest I can remember was way back in the 60’s or maybe early 70’s. LSU was upsetting Southern Cal. Then the PAC 6 or PAC 8, refs whichever it was at the time, just took control of the game. They called one phantom penalty after another.
The next day the LSU coach called a press conference and showed film of the game. He was furious and had a right to be. My understanding is that game was the reason the NCAA quit using mixed crews.
Also remember Penn State getting a couple of game changing calls which were about as blatantly off as it is possible to get.
Also recall Troy was about to upset LSU and scored a winning TD on the last play. They refs called a late phantom shift violation to move Troy back 15 yards and also erase the TD and Troy nearly scored again.
I recall back in the 60’s the coaches of the weaker PAC 8 teams saying the refs were cheating to keep USC and UCLA from losing. Not that they were for them so much as trying keep the conference looking better.
I do think the refs called two improper pass interference calls on Nebraska right at the end, but then they regularly miss those calls anyway so can’t say it was on purpose.
My thought turned to the LSU- Ole Miss debacle immediately. Difference is that Miles blew it and lost the game for LSU but Texas was able to get the kick off and won. Don’t know anything about Mack Brown but LSU sure didn’t get their 3 million bucks worth with Miles performance.
Right, that’s why it’s funny how we know exactly when the last play should have stopped, but no idea if the clock STARTED at the right time on the play, nor can they really review that. Or when it stopped on the previous play.
OF course, Nebraska probably wouldn’t have needed help at the end if they had just not kicked the ball out of bounds on the kickoff.
I didn’t see the Reply, but I saw the Replay, and the ball hit the ground out of bounds, with one second on the clock.
Colt let that one get a little too close but a second is a second.
Longhorns won that one. Hook’em!
The fix was in with the early strange interference calls.
That game just about wore me out, and I was in my living room!!
Multiple replays showed clearly that TX still had 1 second left. It was a good call...and I went to Kansas State.
Nebraska could have helped their cause if they had an offense.
It was the correct call....now Texas can roll over the tide in the NC game.....Colt can finally win his Heisman...and Shipley the Biletnikoff award...beautiful.
LOL - me too! Long game. Never seen so many flags thrown in one game.