That's a great pic and thanks for posting. I noticed it was from the Husker site.
Unless we see a sequence of pics we can't determine if the knee was down at the same time Sims made the interception - this pic appears to be a split second after.
As other noted, after reviewing the DVR, they saw the knee hit first - without the ball, then Sims raising his knee off the ground; making the interception; and running the ball out the 16-yd line. No way the refs could have over-turned and spotted the ball on the 1-yd line.
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The faces of NE fans after every ref review was PRICELESS.
This year's NU game made up for a few games in which the replay refs screwed ISU. The one that comes to mind was the NU game played at Jack Trice in 2006 in which Austin Flynn caught a pass in the endzone before he went out of bounds. However, the refs on the field ruled it no catch and the replay booth never even reviewed it.
It was pretty clear to me that Sims knee had come up off the ground before he had possession and yes Oconnell would have scored. He had a head of steam and I think the fast players from Nebby were in the endzone on their back. I wondered the same thing as it played out.
Our guys were really digging at the ball. And the fuskers were nice enough to cough it up. Even though it felt like they were driving into our territory all the time we gave up less than 400 yards or over 100 yards less than against KU
Not complaining, but we got screwed over when OConnell picked up that fumble. Play should have never been blown dead.
Theres no way you call that a fumble in real time. The problem was he came down onto the ball so it really never looked like he lost it until he hit the ground. It was the call every ref would have made there.
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