Texas Tech’s Mike Leach wasn’t the only coach who was upset with officiating decisions Saturday.
- Colorado, which blew a 21-point lead early in the second half and lost at Iowa State, 31-28, thought it had twice made game-tying field goals.
Kicker Kevin Eberhart (whose game-winner on Sept. 29 might keep Oklahoma from playing for the national championship), made a 50-yarder as time was running out.
The officials, though, penalized the Buffaloes for delay of game because the ball was snapped before the officials had declared it ready for play. Eberhart then made a 55-yarder.
But after a brief meeting, the officials disallowed the kick. They ruled that Colorado had taken too much time to snap the ball and that time had expired.
- Rice kicked a game-winning 31-yard field goal on the game’s final play to beat SMU, 43-42. SMU coach Phil Bennett believed the clock at Ford Stadium kept running after the Owls’ final play from scrimmage before the kick. The clock was stopped with one second remaining.
- Oklahoma State fans weren’t happy with the officiating in the Cowboys’ loss to Kansas. In particular, the OSU faithful believed that the Jayhawks interfered with Cowboys receivers several times that weren’t called. And a personal foul penalty (called for a blow to the face of a KU offensive lineman) helped move along a key Kansas scoring drive.
-- Wendell Barnhouse