that is nice bonus change
So, had they reviewed Jones' TD and determined he fumbled on the two, what would the ruling have been? Obviously, no touchdown. But the play was blown dead without either team having control of the ball, which remained on the field of play (ie did not roll out of the endzone for a potential touchback).
I suspect they would have awarded ND the ball at the point of the fumble, but really have no idea. Has anyone ever a similar play reviewed, and if so, what was the call?
It is never too early to start looking at the next week's matchup. Yes - UMass is FCS, but well - you know with THE HORROR and everything...
I extracted the UMass depth chart from the game notes file of UMass Holy Cross game. The single page PDF can be accessed from the following link:
One thing jumps out is that their defense is somewhat undersized with a pair of DEs at 240 and 245 lb - one of them a RFr. They have another new starter RFr at a DT spot. The LBs are 215, 220 and 215 lbs for the SLB, MLB and WLB spots respectively.
The O-Line is quite huge - from the left side - 330, 305, 290, 305 and 305 lbs. The right side is young with a RSo and RFr.
Overall - the team seems veteran on O and young on D.
I'm just curious because it seems like lately there have been a ton of botched calls. I was curious about this following the ND touchdown where he fumbled at the two yard line, don't get me wrong, I could care less since UM won, but it certainly did have the potential to completely change the game.
This coupled with the controvesial call in Mashall V WVU's game on Friday made me wonder if maybe there isn't a better system than having conference hired refs, especially after the horrible job of officiating which we saw in last years LSU - Alabama game. Maybe I'm just being a paranoid conspiracy theorist, but didn't the SEC have more to gain as a conference by having Bama win (and go to the National Championship).
It all just got me wondering if maybe there is a better way to do this than having Conference hired refs.
I have an online dynasty starting year two. Is anyone interested in joining? We have five teams now (UM, Florida, Oregon, TCU and Auburn). We forward about once every five days. Reply with your username and I will invite you. Season is starting tonight. Have until Thursday to get game one in.
sorry if it is old news, but can someone update Shaw injury?