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September 24, 2011

Big East Office Admits Blown Call

With 2:07 left in the 4th quarter, Syracuse scored a touchdown to go up 29-27 on Toledo. The extra point appeared to be wide left, but was ruled good on the field. The replay booth reviewed the play, but somehow they confirmed the extra point as good.

Toledo went down and kicked a field goal at the end of the 4th quarter to tie the game, but if the call would have been correctly called as a missed extra point Toledo would have won the game 30-29. Instead they went to overtime and Syracuse prevailed 33-30.

After the game the Big East office released the following statement:

"After studying the videos of the Syracuse extra point attempt at 2:07 of the fourth quarter, we have concluded that the ruling on the field that the kick passed between the uprights was incorrect, and that the replay official made an error in failing to reverse that ruling. In reviewing the video, we have determined that the angle from behind the kicking team shows conclusively that the ball passes outside the right upright."

"Our review of the process determined that the replay official mistakenly focused his attention on the sideline angle, which proved to be distorted. We are confident that our officiating staff will learn from this situation in order to prevent a reoccurrence."


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