Pac-12 Reprimands Arizona State-Wisconsin Game Officials

The conference reprimanded and took additonal sanctions against the crew that botched the end of the Arizona State-Wisconsin game. Here’s the statement:

Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott has reprimanded and taken additional sanctions against officials in Saturday night’s Wisconsin at Arizona State game for failing to properly administer the end of game situation and act with appropriate urgency on the game’s final play, it was announced today.


With 18 seconds remaining in the game, Wisconsin’s quarterback ran the ball toward the center of the field,  touched his knee to the ground and then placed the ball on the ground.  There was initial uncertainty over whether the quarterback had taken a knee, given himself up or fumbled the ball. As a result several Arizona State players considered the ball live and a fumble, and attempted to recover the ball.
Neither the referee nor anyone on his crew moved with appropriate urgency to clearly communicate that the ball was to be spotted so play could resume promptly.
“This was an unusual situation to end the game,” said Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott. “After a thorough review, we have determined that the officials fell short of the high standard in which Pac-12 games should be managed. We will continue to work with all our officials to ensure this type of situation never occurs again.”


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  • TrojanFan

    FIRE ‘EM!!!

    • Helen

      Better yet – assign Scott Wolf to an “Inside Wisconsin” blog.

      • Trojan Hoarse

        If Wolf were assigned to the “Inside Minnesota” blog, he would have given head coach Jerry Kill a grade of “D-” for having another epileptic seizure during halftime of their game against Western Illinois Leathernecks last weekend…. even though the Gophers are now 3-0……

        • TrojanFan

          Sounds like his style!

          • FreeShabazz

            Wolf is just doing his job. Leave him alone, or else.

          • Trojan Hoarse

            Or else WHAT, Shabby A$$?…….are you actually threatening T-Fan on this blog?……..

          • TrojanFan

            Dude, you are a fish out of water, go back where you came from!

          • steveg

            Lighten up francis.

  • Stu Azole

    Look, for all this nonsense, Wisconsin should have just kicked the frickin ball while it had the chance. Guys got too curte and paid for it. Wonder if Kiffin was whispering in their ear?

  • B.Miller

    Doesnt help Wisconsin at all. So its irrelevant..
    thats just the Pac-12 officials for you.. THE WORST IN COLLEGE SPORTS!