Open forum: How do you, OSU fans, feel about the Big 12 apology?
The Big 12 head of officials has issued an apology, admitting to Oklahoma State and coach Mike Gundy that conference referees missed the late touchdown/fumble call that had fans riled up.
It should have been a fumble, a potential game-changing turnover, the head of officials told the coach (as Gina Mizell reports).
But at this point, that doesn’t matter. The end result won’t change and the Cowboys remain 2-2, already with more losses than all of last season.
But how do you feel about the call and proceeding apology OSU fans? Are you happy they issued it or does it pour more salt in the healing wound? Time to protest in the streets or move on to Kansas?
Post your thoughts in the comment section and this post will be updated with them. It’s an open forum on the controversial (and now botched) call that changed OSU’s statement win into a heartbreaking defeat. Have at it.
Bruce Feldman (CBS Writer Via Twitter): Big12 apologizes to OkSt for blown call vs UT. I know of another school in a major conf that has already gotten 2 apologies. Doesn’t help.
@MattAmilian (from Twitter): We should expect an apology from OSU’s third down defense as much as we should from the Big 12. Both made mistakes. Both learn. Both move on.
Aaron: Indifferent. That call didn’t cost OSU the game. It was the lack of simple defensive skill (wrap-up tackles) and poor offensive playcalling.
Trey: Actually, the call did cost them the game. But, it shouldn’t have come to that, but it did and they kept fighting til the last play. It is nice to see that they acknowleged their mistake, but since the outcome remains the same, it’s time to move on to Kansas and start a winning streak. I’m sure the players have moved on.
Ray Carson (via Facebook): Baloney. The Cowboys lost the game. Now suck it up and be the men you’re supposed to be.
Jeff Jones: Where would they have spotted the ball if they had called it a fumble and OSU recovery? Would it have been a touchback and spotted at the 20 or at the 1 inch line? If it is at the 1 with us up by 2 it would have been very interesting to see our playcalling out of our own endzone.
Larry Reece (via Twitter): definitely makes me feel better&it makes it worse!
Zach Riggin (via Twitter): doesn’t put a number in the win column
Michelle Martinez (via Twitter): Big 12 apology: Torn between saying ‘gee thanks’ and admiring them for admitting their refs made a mistake … unlike a CERTAIN pro league.
Billy Locke (via Twitter): sucks that it was a terrible call. Still should have stopped them on 4th down.
Billy Hailey: I feel about the same as I did after watching. That TD didnt cost OSU the game. What cost them the game was the kickoff return for a td and not getting stops on 3rd and 4th down.
JD: Tough loss for OSU but apology doesn’t help. And sets a bad precedent. Should all bad calls draw an apology? Only scoring plays? Only in the last minute? OSU had plenty of other chances to win that game.
Chris: Of course the call cost us the game. Texas fumbled and OSU got the ball and would have won the game. One play in football and all sports decides the outcome all the time. I don’t fault the refs I fault the replay booth. They need to change to rule for allow replay booth to overturn any call TD or not to fumble and other team recovers or whatever they see on replay. Give them all the power. they have rewind, stop, pause etc. Let them do what they want on a scoring play. OSU should have stopped Texas on 4th down of course but yes it did cost OSU the win. The Big 12 should award OSU the win if they had any integrity.
Bryan Cauthon: That call was terrible-fumble doesn’t get called and a TD does get called when the ball didn’t come near crossing the goal line. How does the replay official not see that the ball didn’t cross the goal line? I understand the fumble (I think it is crap, how does that back judge miss that happening right in front of him?) but how does the replay booth not overturn the TD.
Of course I shouldn’t be surprised the back judge is the same guy that missed the TD call for OSU when the receiver catches the ball, takes 3 steps, crosses the goal line and he calls a in-completion. At least that was overturned.
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