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Refs inexplicably let Houston get away with two forward pass on one play

For The Win logo For The Win 9/16/2018 Steven Ruiz
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Sometimes, college football referees can be good. Most of the time, though, they are pretty bad.

This play is an extreme example of the latter. It comes from the Houston-Texas Tech game, which the Red Raiders ended up winning 63-49. The defenses had a rough go of it in Lubbock and it might be due to the fact that the refs let the offenses get away with stuff like this…

I mean, how? How does a professional referee miss that call? How do multiple professional referees miss that call? Houston WR Marquez Stevenson caught the ball at the line of scrimmage. I also wonder what was going through his mind when he decided to just chuck the ball downfield after catching a forward pass? Does anybody in that stadium know the rules of football?

Luckily, Texas Tech managed to win the game, so this blown call ended up being inconsequential.

Also of note: Tech's freshman QB Alex Bowman threw for a A LOT of yards…

I can't promise you that all of them were legal, though.


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