In the last week or so, officiating has become a huge issue and not just in the Big 12.
The Big Ten crew at last week's Illinois-Ohio State blew a call on a fumble that would have negated the Illini's first TD. The Pac-10 crew and the replay booth blew a call on the Washington-Oregon State game.
Late in Thursday night's Oregon-Arizona game, the crew missed an obvious face mask call that would have given the Wildcats 15 yards. The Pac-10 crew in the game appeared befuddled on a number of instant replay several calls _ including overruling a fumble by Airzona with 4:33 remaining.
I'll just say it now _ the Pac-10's football officiating is the worst in the Bowl Championship Series conferences.
_ Wendell Barnhouse