Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 9/15/13
The use of instant replay in college football is great. Not that the on-field officials don’t normally do a good job, but calls are inevitably missed. In the most obvious cases the wrong is righted through replay. Which makes an officiating crew committing egregious mistakes at the end of a game even more frustrating, as was the case with the end of the Wisconsin, Arizona State game on Saturday. Wisconsin was trailing 32-30 with 18 seconds remaining, and had the ball. A completed pass brought the ball to the Arizona St. 13-yard line, where the Badgers attempted a play to move the ball to the center of the field for a potential game-winning field goal. Normally it would have been a formality, except Badgers quarterback Joel Stave ran into the back of a lineman’s leg, where his knee may or may not have touched the ground.  Then Stave placed the ball down on the turf while standing again, instead of handing the ball to an official. Chaos and controversy ensued. Two seconds after the play,
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