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
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.