Originally posted on Fox Sports Southwest
By DAVID UBBEN  |  Last updated 10/4/13
The Big 12 says its officials correctly handled a controversial call late in Texas' 31-30 win over Iowa State on Thursday night. With just over a minute to play, Texas running back Johnathan Gray was stopped short of the goal line, and Iowa State linebacker Jeremiah George ripped it away from him and emerged from a pile with the ball. Gray was ruled down by contact, which is a reviewable play. He was not ruled down because his forward progress had been stopped, which was not reviewable. Officials determined that there was not enough evidence to overturn the call on the field and rule it a fumble, which would have resulted in a change of possession. "The replay official looked at all five views available for this play: line feed, goal line cart, press box angle, sky cam, and opposite end zone camera. He correctly determined there was no indisputable video evidence to confirm that either the ruling on the field was correct, or that the ball was loose prior to the runner being down," Big 12 Supervisor of Officials Walt Anderson said in a statement. Anderson added that lack of video evidence made it "impossible" to determine when Gray lost control of the ball and if he was down when the change in possession occurred. "The conference would acknowledge in this unique situation if a mistake were made, but we do not have the video evidence to prove that one occurred," Anderson said. Anderson also said that Texas receiver Mike Davis' hit on Deon Broomfield in the third quarter is being addressed with the league's sportsmanship and ethical conduct policy. After Texas running back Joe Bergeron scored a six-yard touchdown to give Texas a 24-20 lead with 4:30 left in the third quarter, Davis dove at the sides of Broomfield's legs. "I don't have a history of being a dirty player & have never been called one. The tape without knowledge of the circumstances is unfair," Davis tweeted on Friday. "The play call was an option to either a run or WR screen. My job is to protect our WR screen & block my defender. I wasn't aware it was a run. Check the tape & you can see our other WR is also blocking his defender. I did exactly what we are taught to do on a WR screen. All that being said I am happy 26 was not injured." The Big 12 declined comment to Fox Sports Southwest when asked if Paul Rhoads would be punished for postgame comments critical of the game's officiating.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Kevin Durant targets backlash over resting players

North Carolina lawmakers tweak HB2 law before NCAA deadline

Stephanie McMahon would love Ronda Rousey to sign with WWE

Carmelo Anthony knows he is being phased out with Knicks

Jerry Jones sets deadline for decision on Tony Romo’s future with Cowboys

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Jason Kidd believes Isaiah Thomas is in NBA MVP race

Kyrie Irving takes blame for Cavs’ recent skid: ‘I need to demand more out of myself’

Ichiro Suzuki wants to play until age 50

Minute Maid Park doesn’t look the same without Tal’s Hill

Six NFL teams have not renewed their daily fantasy deals

A Chicago Bulls and Jimmer Fredette reunion makes sense

Box Score 3/30: The calm before the final days of March Madness

The 'So, is this the last ride for the Dead Man?' quiz

Athletes in other sports (or famous professions) who played in the NCAA Tournament

2016 MLB playoff teams that won't make it back this season

Box Score 3/29: Free hats (Caps fans only)

The 'Are you mentally prepared for 'One Shining Moment'?' quiz

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Serge Ibaka can't connect

Can the Padres' Christian Bethancourt really succeed at pitcher and catcher?

The Raiders will forever belong to Oakland

The Rewind: George Mason's improbable run to the Final Four

Baseball movies you can stream now to hold you over until Opening Day

Best, worst and hard to stomach MLB offseason moves

College Football News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Athletes in other sports (or famous professions) who played in the NCAA Tournament

The 'So, is this the last ride for the Dead Man?' quiz

2016 MLB playoff teams that won't make it back this season

The 'Are you mentally prepared for 'One Shining Moment'?' quiz

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Serge Ibaka can't connect

Can the Padres' Christian Bethancourt really succeed at pitcher and catcher?

The Raiders will forever belong to Oakland

Best, worst and hard to stomach MLB offseason moves

The Rewind: George Mason's improbable run to the Final Four

Baseball movies you can stream now to hold you over until Opening Day

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker