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We were doing this topic on my home board and I thought it would be fun for tBB.
Post what you consider to be the worst blown call in your programs history, the one you still think about years later, and/or post what you consider to be the worst blown call in college football history.
This is the worst blown call that still stings today in UF history:
Note the ref starring at both players during the entire incident, yet only the Florida player gets called. This was the last time we lost to UT, so I guess there is Karma after all.
Dallas Baker really should've kept his hands to himself...Go Vols
This post was edited by WhoCares 9 months ago
And this one is my worst blown call of all time in college football.
Its from the 1990 Colorado-Mizzou game..................you count the downs.
(short and long version)
CNN report on CU's controversial 1990 5th down "win" over Missouri in Columbia
The 5th Down, long version:
On the 20th anniversary of the controversial 1990 Missouri vs. Colorado "5th Down Game" ESPN's College Game Day takes a look back at that game with interview of those involved, including MU Coach Bob Stull, CU Coach Bill McCartney, Head Referee J.C. Louderback and the head of the down marker chain crew. Broadcast on October 9, 2010.
Colorado/Mizzou 5th down is the worst by far, IMO.
The pass interference in the UM/Tosu title game.
5th down game
Pretty hard to believe there were 8 people who couldn't count to four
This post was edited by B1G Badger 9 months ago
It was Karma after all the blown calls during the rest of the game IYAM
I dream of a day when chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned.
the invisible deflected pass (even w/ replay) negating an interference call that would have given Bama a 1st & 10 at the Dawgs 35 that resulted in a blocked/55 yd kick for TD and a 14 point swing.
the play kept Georgia (who's defense allowed an eye popping 350 vs the run) from getting the Irish treatment imo.
the game score would have reflected the play on the field (38-20).
Typical Bama fan, their "worse call ever" comes in a win that leads to a title.................................lol, such humility in a fan base is refreshing
Missed touchdown in last years PSU/Nebraska game was a good one IMO... cost us the game
I don't know if it is the worst, but I have never seen anything like the first down call from Michigan v. SC game last year. It was just blatantly obvious that it was several inches behind the marker. I think that ref is suspended for several weeks this year.
If you want the ultimate, you've got to be willing to pay the ultimate price. It's not tragic to die doing what you love.
Clowney fixed that
Clowney fixed a lot of things last year.
You just can't see this one enough if you love college ball.
Jadeveon Clowney's huge hit in the 2013 Outback Bowl featuring South Carolina vs Michigan. South Carolina won in the final seconds 33 - 28.
Player catches ball, doesn't touch the ground, touches only the pylon.... somehow ruled a TD. Refs get called out by the announcers moments later.
Stanford-Notre Dame 2012 OT
Runningback was still moving and they called the play dead in overtime. just awful
5 downs is horrendous
2011 FSU-UM game. botched abortion by the refs all around in this one
OSU-Miami MNC game
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Nigel bradhams hit in the Miami game two years ago and lamarcus joyners fumble recovery for a touchdown on the same game. That was a 14 point swing right there since we should have scored the first points and we had an interception on the bradham hit. http://youtu.be/MGYwJaqIzLU
This post was edited by duvalnole 9 months ago
The excessive celebration at the end of the UGA LSU game in 09.
Deemed not a blown call. Try again.
I am a Buckeye...proof there is a God in Heaven who loves me.
a bad call is a bad call win or lose.
I could go back to the Joey Jones negated TD vs Penn State but would that matter either ?
the latest bad call was vs Georgia and the game results are moot.
i'm still trying to figure out how in the Pussification Nation that after the play wasn't overturned it's not a story.
a bad call upheld after replay against the evidence of the tape is what makes it such a bad call.
this one is bad on many levels.
1st, it was a catch and td (after an amazing 28 point (should have been with the td) 4th qtr comeback, fwiw)
second, even after the blown call, there was a penalty for encroachment, but time wasn't reset to :08 seconds (for possibly 2 more tries). i don't remember the rules back then, but i don't think they let a defensive penalty run clock down, did they?
the ref that called it a no-catch was later discovered to be related to someone on psu's team. an uncle or something.
Trailing Penn St. 34-7 at the start of the 4th quarter (after turning the ball over 6 times) the Tide mounted a furious comeback and closed the gap to 34-28. When Stan Gay blocked a field goal attempt and Emanuel King recovered the ball at mid-field with under a minute to play it looked like the Crimson Tide were in business to stage one of the greatest comebacks in college football history but...
Everyone other team's acts like they haven't had a call go for them when they get a bad call. But this is easily the worst. Basic part of the game the ref's gotta get right.
This post was edited by Bills2 9 months ago
Come on bro, he only had a foot and his knee in bounds....
The time was right though. You don't reset the clock for encroachment.
What made it worse was that it was reviewed... I think the replay official got suspended.
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