Big Ten officiating is atrocious

Submitted by Maizen on October 14th, 2017 at 4:17 PM

16 penalties for 141 yards on Michigan and many of them of the dubious variety compared to 5 for 55 yards on IU. Multiple uncalled holds, multiple uncalled pick plays, multiple uncalled intentional groundings. Either big ten refs are incompetent or corrupt but the result is the same. Refs nearly handed IU the game. Not saying UM played perfect (they clearly didn't), but that was bad. 

UPDATE: BTN just said the 16 penalties is an all time record. 



October 14th, 2017 at 4:25 PM ^

kept waiting for the flag to come out. There were multiple holds by Michigan that were more egregious than earlier calls. Thanks for something refs.

That being said Michigan's DEs got brought down from behind a 6+ times after getting around the tackles. Not one called, and the amount of weak penalties on Michigan was ridiculous. The flag for holding by Cheeseman was out barely after he had even snapped the ball.


October 14th, 2017 at 4:19 PM ^

Yea we made some shit plays but it's not enjoyable to watch that flag throwing contest.  I watch PI go uncalled every other game and then all of a sudden when Michigan does the tactic everyone is employing now a days it gets called.  It's shit.  And thanks ABC for the replays on many of them so we could judge them after the fact.

Goggles Paisano

October 14th, 2017 at 4:31 PM ^

The DPJ hold where the DE just straight picked him up off the ground while he was hanging on?  

This game seemed a bit too big for that crew.  The dude with the "C" on  the back of jersey got as much camera time today as Higdon.  I thought they sucked both ways, but one of their long drives in the 2nd qtr was nothing but penalty yards.  


October 14th, 2017 at 4:25 PM ^

at 10 missed calls on Indiana.  So from memory, I saw....

2 Blocks-in-back on returns

3 Holds, O-line

3 Intentional groundings

1 personal foul

1 PI

Not even counting the "rub" routes



October 14th, 2017 at 4:57 PM ^

They were an order of magnitude worse than the O'Neil crew last week, and that's saying a lot. And Brian talked about the refs from last week...I would be shocked if he didn't after today. M was quite undicsiplined and they missed some crucial calls that hurt IU...but as the game wore on they were consistently calling things (or not calling things) that directly benefitted IU. That PI in OT was garbage, and there were multiple uncalled groundings. One of them was egregious too. 

George Pickett

October 14th, 2017 at 4:20 PM ^

The uncalled pick play on Indiana's TD was unbelievable, and there were several uncalled holds on their last drive. 

That said, most of Michigan's penalties were earned.