East Carolina fans irate after several questionable calls on Tulsa's game-winning drive
The East Carolina Pirates fell to 1-4 on Friday night with a narrow 24-20 loss to Tulsa, but the Pirates feel like they were robbed by the refs.
On the last drive, a fourth-down pass was broken up by the ECU defense, leading players to celebrate. However, a ref threw a late flag to keep the drive going.
From there, this play was ruled not a fumble on Tulsa, despite how it looks on the field here:
This was ruled a fumble for Tulsa live and overturned on review to say he regained possession and was down…Tulsa ended up scoring the game winning TD as a result, after benefiting from another close call on 4th down pic.twitter.com/u4f58GmagG
— Bad Sports Refs (@BadSportsRefs) October 31, 2020
Then, this play was ruled a catch, despite the screen grab seeming to show the ball on the ground:
The potential game winning drive for Tulsa might be the worst officiated sequence I’ve seen in a college football game in a long time highlighted by this “complete” pass pic.twitter.com/eAaVfVdRG8
— Todd Fuhrman (@ToddFuhrman) October 31, 2020
Yes, those are tough plays to officiate in real time, but that’s theoretically why replay is used. ECU fans weren’t happy:
And apparently I went to bed wayyyy too early bc I missed ECU getting completely robbed.
— Amy Kibler Holliday (@AmyKHolliday) October 31, 2020
I just wanna start my morning by saying ECU got robbed last night!! Now continue your day!!
— cejay thomas (@certified_ballr) October 31, 2020
East Carolina, Tusla game. Horrible officiating ever. Start of the 4th fix was in. Feel for ECU, got robbed!!
— Jonah Bair (@JBair73) October 31, 2020
Cannot believe what I just witnessed.
Best part…that referee will go work his cozy job all week, then show up and have fun with his hobby while deciding other people's futures with his awful officiating.
— Drew Butler (@DrewButler) October 31, 2020
I am so mad with those refs in Tulsa they just robbed ECU of a win! should have been 30-27.UNBELIEVABLE I’ve never seen such a bad call before!!! ☠️And they kept reviewing it on the smallest TV I’ve ever seen! WTF Also the announcers said it was a fumble & an incomplete pass!!! https://t.co/mjUo9c5E1n
— Anderson Rish (@andersoncr94) October 31, 2020
Arkansas and Ole Miss fans will understand how ECU fans feel this morning.