He may be a bit biased, but former Texas A&M athletic director Bill Bryne Tweeted it best on Thursday night: "Watched it happen too many times. When tu needs a call, they get it. Clearly a fumble. Call goes for tu"
He later Tweeted: "Wow, seems I must have irritated some of my friends from the state capital."
The record shows that The University of Texas-Austin defeated Iowa State on Thursday night in Ames, 31-30. And Texas is leading the Big 12 with a 2-0 record (Mack Brown extension? Hello?)
But beneath that record we all know the truth - UT barely won, and possibly did not deserve to win. A Hail Mary to score a TD at the end of the first half, and a fumble that was a fumble that wasn't a fumble at the 1-yard line on UT's game-winning drive with one minute remaining. Johnathan Gray's fumble at the 1 was a fumble, the whistle did not blow, his feet were still grinding, and he was stripped by an ISU defender that would have effectively ended the game.
Watch it here:
ISU coach Paul Rhoads popped off after the game about the call.
The play was close, and you would think a little home cooking would be in order. But these things happen when you play Texas. And you're team is in the Big 12 North.
In November of 2004, a bad Kansas team was leading a Vince Young-Texas team in the fourth quarter in Lawrence. KU completed a third down pass to receiver Charles Gordon, but he was penalized on a debatable offensive pass interference call on a drive that would have killed the clock. KU had to punt, VY led the comeback win in the final minute.
KU coach Mark Mangino went bat poop crazy, and sounded like the irrational, reactionary baby that he was.
The difference is the UT team that defeated Kansas in 2004 was asleep.
The UT team that defeated Iowa State on Thursday night is doing everything it could, barely won, and needed some help to do so.
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