– How in the world did we end up with Mountain West officials for the game Saturday? Why isn’t there a rule that keeps that from happening? If there is a game between a Big 12 team and Mountain West team there should be an officiating crew from another conference doing the game. I sure hope this gets changed in the near future.
I knew after watching the opening kickoff that we were going to get screwed by this group of officials. An Iowa State player had a beat on Eric Wright deep in Rebel territory when he was blatantly pulled down by his jersey from behind. Wright ended up returning the kickoff 54 yards to the ISU 45 yard line.
Here are some other ways the officials helped the Rebels. All of our spots were marked a half yard short and UNLV’s were marked a half yard ahead. There were two blatant pass interference penalties that weren’t called that happened right in front of the officials. We graze a facemask on defense, 15 yard penalty, a Rebel pulls down our player by the facemask, 5 yards. The UNLV RB was in motion before the play started about a half dozen times and it was never called. I am sure there are more, but these are off of the top of my head.
I sincerely hope that there isn’t a Big 10 or Big 12 crew doing the game this week. I want the best team to win, no matter who that is.