Ohio State fans attempting to hold SEC officials accountable following Fiesta Bowl calls
Ohio State fans are still not pleased with some of the calls made by the SEC officiating crew that was working Saturday night’s Fiesta Bowl. And they’re trying to do something about it.
A Buckeyes fan page took to Twitter to share the list of officials that worked the College Football Playoff semifinal matchup, alongside an image that shows how to file a complaint to the NCAA.
“Hold these clowns accountable for damaging the integrity of college football and make sure they never officiate another game,” the Ohio State fan account wrote in the tweet.
On the left is a list of officials
On the right is how to report every single one
Hold these clowns accountable for damaging the integrity of college football and make sure they never officiate another game pic.twitter.com/3vyWZ94Tsa
— Buckeye Central™ (@OSUCFB) December 29, 2019
One of the key calls that displeased Ohio State fans came in the third quarter, when Clemson had a 21-16 lead. It had appeared that Tigers quarterback Trevor Lawrence had completed a pass to Justyn Ross, who then looked to have fumbled the ball. The officials initially called the play a catch, fumble and touchdown return for the Buckeyes.
However, the officials reversed the call after a replay review, which changed it to an incomplete pass.
Clemson went on to win the game, 29-23, to advance to the CFP National Championship against LSU.
If Ohio State had still won the semifinal matchup, it’s likely that Buckeyes fans might not still be this upset about the officials. Instead, this could be something that they’re talking about for a long time.