September 26th, 2011 at 10:46 AM ^

I hate to bring this aspect into college football but if that loss is the difference between five and six wins for Toledo (in other words, bowl eligibility) then maybe they ought to bring a lawsuit against the Big East.  I hate the idea of a school suing another entity, but that is the world that all this money has brought us into, and going bowling is a pretty big chunk of change, directly and indirectly.

marco dane

September 26th, 2011 at 12:35 PM ^

and it was crunch time. Neb went for it on fourth down and failed to advance the ball. However,for some reason the down marker wasn't flipped before the obvious fourth down. After the chaos had subsided...Neb was granted a fifth down enabling them to score,and went on to win the game. 

One of the BIGGEST blown calls I had ever witness.


September 26th, 2011 at 4:42 PM ^

Looks like there was many things that added to the confusion of the 5 downs.  That was the first year college football teams could spike the ball to stop the clock.  There was a man (literally) having a heart attack on the field that distracted the down marker, so he didn't flip it. 

But despite all of that, the second 2nd down, (which was really the 3rd down) resulted in Missouri stuffing Colorado at the 2.  And THAT should have run the clock out to end the game.  Instead, the clock runs off 5 seconds but stops at the 8 second mark for nearly a full 10 seconds.  Then the clock doesn't start until Colorado is ready and in position to spike the ball again.  (Was Spartan Bob working the clock that day?) 

And then to top it off, on the 5th down, Colorado's QB tries to run it in.  It looks like he got stuffed at the goal line but he gets rewarded the TD anyway. 

Missouri got screwed 3 times to end that game.