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 .