I'm pretty sure the targeting penalty they screwed up was the play where someone directly below my hurled the water bottle onto the north endzone.
They were bad on both sides, but the Brun touchdown was a tough call to make. At least they overturned the original call and rightfully gave us the TD.
I disliked the job the refs did today. Gave me the feeling they were one sided and had a result they were trying to achieve
They weren't that bad. And they didn't cost us the game. I wish we wouldnt boo them as much as we do because it seems like a defeatest attitude. Plays over. move on and cheer on the team instead of booing.
Did anyone hear that whistle?
As for those who seem to believe the officials weren't that bad today, I can only think of two reasons why that may be. One, you're lying to yourself because you're too cool to admit that the officials can actually impact a play or a drive or (gasp!) a game. Or, two, we've become so desensitized to poor officiating that it's now become commonplace/acceptable.
Look, I don't like to be "that guy" and I try to give officials the benefit of the doubt. Teams and players win and lose football games. But I know what I saw today, and there was at least a dozen bad calls/no calls that were pretty obvious. They may not have impacted the outcome of the game, but the sad part is we'll never know.
Four bad call against out out of 100 or so plays. Refs had an influence on the outcome.
What is obvious from the stands =/= what is obvious on the field.
I hate when people use the refs as an excuse for losing. I know no is saying you lost because of that but I think it's a weak excuse. Everybody gets good and bad through the season and it pretty much evens out. I just read a post talking about Iowa using that as an excuse. that's not acceptable by them either. If the refs determine the outcome the team has not put itself in the best position to win.
Well, the first obvious was the missed PI when the db went through Lenz. The second was breaking the huddle with 12. That is automatic...you aren't allowed a timeout to make things right. Third, you aren't allowed two steps after the QB throws the ball, to drill him. The targeting with helmet was bogus, but in this day and age...if it's close, out comes the laundry. And the PI against them that gave us an auto first and goal was bogus. There were more, but those were the most blatant that I remember. Oh...and when the play clock is at zero...offenses usually aren't allowed a one-mississippi by the official, are they?
With that said, and all blubbering aside....I have seen worse, and it wasn't why we lost. We had our chances and didn't finish. You want to see BS officiating that DOES cost a team the game....see Stanford and Notre Dame.