Cincy 24, WVU 21: Two Calls Doom Mountaineers

Posted by Frank Ahrens on November-19-2009 Add Comments

By now, everyone's hashed out the two bad calls that cost West Virginia a chance to upset a Top five team at its home field and stay in the chase for the Big East Title:

—The Cincy fumble at the goal line that was reversed and turned into a touchdown.

—WVU's call on 3rd-and-9 when it was driving in the fourth quarter for a tying touchdown.

The first call is 50-50. The ball certainly didn't break the plane of the goal line, but it may have touched it. I don't know if depressing but not puncturing the meniscus of the goal line counts as a touchdown, but I was never good at fluid dynamics. Evidently, the Big East refereeing crew was.

The second call, even though Coach Stewart defended it, is reall...

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