Ole Miss interim AD releases statement following controversial ending to Cal game
It may be a while before Ole Miss allows a Pac-12 crew to call a game in Oxford again.
If you missed it, Ole Miss came out on the wrong side of a very close call and it cost the Rebels as time was winding down on Saturday against Cal. As a result, Ole Miss lost 28-20 on Saturday as time expired in the game.
To summarize the situation, Ole Miss was trying to score late in the game in an attempt to tie the score but the Rebels did not have any timeouts. The Rebels appeared to score a touchdown on third and goal but the play was ruled down at the one-inch line.
With the clock ticking down near zero and without any timeout remaining, Ole Miss quickly lined up to try a sneak that failed as time expired. Why the third and goal play was not reviewed is unclear.
Following the game, interim Ole Miss AD Keith Carter released the following statement:
“We are extremely disappointed with the officiating at the end of the game and are expecting a full explanation from the Pac-12 regarding the call and subsequent non-review of the 3rd down play. We feel strongly that the play should have been reviewed by the Pac-12 officials in the review booth. Even if the play didn’t result in a touchdown, the spot of the ball on 4th down was questionable.”
If you missed the wild sequence, you can view it below:
THE ENDING TO THIS CAL/OLE MISS GAME!!! WOW!!!
CAL WINS!!!!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/8WOB26A3zu
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