Purdue defeated Maryland 31-29 on Saturday afternoon, but the victory didn’t come without controversy.
Given that the Boilermakers came into this one at 3-2 and the Terps were 4-1, there was a lot on the line.
In light of the stakes, Maryland fans found themselves understandably displeased when a bad call by the refs essentially cost them the game.
The sequence at the center of all the controversy involved speaks for itself:
— Terps Football Film Breakdown (@MarylandOFilmBD) October 8, 2022
Fans had some pretty strong reactions after the fact.
This gets called if the teams were reversed. https://t.co/zn0zDXc4k8
— #HeyGina (@TurnedPageist) October 8, 2022
Purdue blocked this XP to, eventually, cost Maryland the game. No offsides called.
The Terps will be sending this one into the Big Ten office, methinks. https://t.co/WZnNOauuJW
— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) October 8, 2022
The B1G has had a crisis of officiating now for the past 5 years or so, noticeably downhill and seeming no accountability
— Tony Daggett (@TonyDaggett_IAF) October 8, 2022
Looking forward to Maryland getting another apology from the Big Ten on this one. Yay. Had to go for 2 at end because of these a-holes. F this conference and their trash officiating. We are close to averaging an apology per week from these idiots. #NotOffsidesInBigTen. https://t.co/fmbPCtVqOe
— TheAmishTerp (@TheAmishTerp) October 8, 2022
like how the fuck do you not call this slim?? https://t.co/zvuaPWMLio
— 𝕵𝖗. 𝖬𝖺𝖿𝗂𝖺 (@BabyyJR_) October 8, 2022
How do you miss this call and then make that call on the 2 point conversation!!! https://t.co/ajobukbYG9
— Nate (@theetrophykid) October 8, 2022
It’s an institutional issue at this point.
There is a lot of fun stuff going on in college football these days. The cheerleaders going wild; players flirting with girls midgame; and of course, Coach O being Coach O. There is so much to look forward to every Saturday.
Even Tom Brady can’t be good at everything. https://t.co/FyOI7PhExN
— Game 7 (@game7__) October 8, 2022
But these bad no-calls are getting ridiculous.
Official cannot be permitted to completely alter the course of games the way they are.
If this doesn’t get resolved soon, it will do permanent and irreparable damage to college football as a whole.
A graduate from the University of Texas, Anthony Amador has been credentialed to cover the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and high school games all over the Lone Star State. Currently, his primary beats are the NBA, MLB, NFL and UFC.