10 Officials Suspended After CMU Football Win
From the Associated Press....
The Mid-American Conference says the eight-man officiating crew that botched the end of the Central Michigan-Oklahoma State game has been suspended for two games. And the Big 12 announced Sunday that the two-person video replay crew that worked the same game also has been suspended for two games. Officials mistakenly gave Central Michigan an untimed final play from midfield after Oklahoma State was penalized for intentional grounding while trying to run off the last four seconds of the fourth quarter with a three-point lead.
On that play, the Chippewas scored a touchdown on a long pass and lateral to win 30-27. The referee admitted afterward that an error was made by extending the game after a loss-of-down penalty. Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder voiced his protest, but the result of the game was final.
Oklahoma State dropped out of The Associated college football poll after a controversial loss, and Georgia and Clemson fell after close calls against lightly regarded opposition. Alabama is still Number 1, receiving 56 out of 61 first-place votes Sunday. Number 2 Florida State, Number 3 Ohio State and Number 4 Michigan all moved up one spot. The Seminoles got four first-place votes and Michigan received one. Clemson fell from second to fifth after a four-point win against Troy. Number 16 Georgia dropped seven spots after beating FCS Nicholls by two. Oklahoma State was ranked 22nd when it lost 30-27 to Central Michigan on a final play touchdown Saturday. Officials admitted after the game they misinterpreted a rule, and the play should not have been granted. The Cowboys were three-touchdown favorites against Central Michigan.