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Big East Statement on Syracuse Extra Point Against Toledo

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You might have seen the horrible call on the extra point in the Syracuse-Toledo game earlier today. If not, review it here. The Big East realized they botched it and released the following statement:

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Sept. 24, 2011) -- BIG EAST Conference coordinator of football officiating Terry McAulay has issued the following statement, with regard to a play in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s football game between Syracuse and Toledo.

 

"After studying the videos of the Syracuse extra point attempt at 2:07 of the fourth quarter, we have concluded that the ruling on the field that the kick passed between the uprights was incorrect, and that the replay official made an error in failing to reverse that ruling.  In reviewing the video, we have determined that the angle from behind the kicking team shows conclusively that the ball passes outside the right upright.

 

Our review of the process determined that the replay official mistakenly focused his attention on the sideline angle, which proved to be distorted. We are confident that our officiating staff will learn from this situation in order to prevent a reoccurrence. "

Whoops? I guess you can't accuse the league of being biased against a team which is leaving the conference so far. Let's see if things change when conference play begins.