Monday, September 18, 2006

Turns Out, Oregon Didn't Recover the Ball


How complete was the screwjob Oklahoma got at Oregon? Take a look at this video. On the disputed onside kick, you will see that even though Oregon is awarded the ball, it is recovered by Oklahoma's Allen Patrick, who simply scoops it up after it pops out of the scrum. Amazing. ... Said Sooner coach Bob Stoops: "I see my guy stepping up inside of 10 yards to go up and gain reception, gain possession of the football, I see their guy go in front of him and hit the football before my guy is allowed to at 10 yards and I see him collide with my guy inside of 10 yards as well. That's illegal touching and interfering with the reception. And then I see my guy get up with the football that's laying on the ground." While the Sooners cry about this, they might want to turn their attention to the defense, which gave up 501 yards to the Ducks. In other words, learn how to finish a tackle. As for Oregon, it's a good thing the Ducks have a week off. The last victory of this magnitude in Eugene came in 2003, when Oregon beat Michigan, 31-27. The Ducks followed it up with a 55-16 loss to Washington State at Autzen Stadium.
Update: The Pac-10 suspended for one game the officiating crew and instant replay officials that worked the Oklahoma-Oregon game.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

actually Oregon did recover the ball there is another angle that shows an oregon player #15 on the ball and then the ball getting stripped from him on the bottom of the pile. go look for it.

Anonymous said...

The play was also called dead before Oklahoma got the ball. It's over, Oklahoma should complain about having the ball inside the 5 yard 3 times and not scoring a touchdown. Also Oregon got "jobbed" on spotting of the ball which led to a Sooner touchdown. The game was full of bad calls.

Anonymous said...

Hey moron.... Isn't that what replay is for? Oregon CLEARLY should have been called for illegal touching..... no question. To make matters worse, #15 in no way had control of the ball. It was a bs call in a bs game. Anyone that thinks otherwise needs another semester in football 101.

Don't Really Care, Just Hate OU! said...

WAHHHHHHHH!

Anonymous said...

I agree with the second post...there was a bad delay of game non-call that resulted in Oklahoma getting 7 points so I don't think it's fair to start saying some bad calls are worse than others because they happen to be later in the game. As for control of the ball, I thought Oklahoma had it, but it is telling that at the end of the play Oregon isn't fighting anymore and is jumping up and down while even the Oklahoma player with the ball is acting like it's meaningless...it seems like everyone on the field (as opposed to Stoops) felt the ball was Oregon's when the whistle blew (even if it shouldn't have been).

Anonymous said...

Unless this guy messed with the video, there is no way that #15 had the ball for long enough to have possession. The ball comes out in less then a second

Anonymous said...

It's funny when BCS schools get jobbed by other BCS schools. Gives us non-coalition schools something to laugh at in this sea of D1a inequity...

Anonymous said...

Also, Oklahoma had one last chance to claim victory with a final field goal attempt and Oregon blocked it. The Ducks deserve that 'W'.

Anonymous said...

Excuse me???? Isn't the official supposed to look and see who has possession of the ball before calling it? The idea that "well, the play was whistled dead" is moronic: an official that is doing his job is going to see who gained possession after the onside kick. In this case, the official doesn't, and everyone spends time trying to figure out whether Oregon touched the ball first when an Oklahoma player is standing there with the ball.

Brandon at GSR said...

"an oregon player #15 on the ball and then the ball getting stripped from him on the bottom of the pile. go look for it."

So #15 recovered it, eh? How did he recover it?

With his legs?

Anonymous said...

I find it hilarious that that one guy said # 15 had the ball when every other sportscaster in the country says Oklahoma got robbed.

Mike said...

Thanks for posting this. I wasn't able to watch the game and this was my first chance to see the play. I've never seen a call so bad in my life!

Anonymous said...

Bad calls went both ways, but after the onside kick call people have forgotten (or never knew) about the two different times during the game when the officials failed to flag OK for delay of game--one of those was a play that resulted in a first down (and eventual score) on a long 3rd down. So whose to say, if you eliminate those two inexcusable non-calls (the play clock is in plain view for all to see at Autzen) that the onside kick would even have been needed; oregon's offense was moving at will against OK and was stopped by its turnovers and penalties far more than than the OK D (more than 500 yards in offense even with 4 turnovers). So the bad officiating went both ways and was critical at critical times for both teams. . .but alas the national audience has not been made privy to those major non-calls on the expired play clock because they occurred earlier in the game.

Anonymous said...

those calls were not as bad as superbowl XL

go hawks!