Ohio State defeated Nebraska 26-17 on Saturday.
Unfortunately, the win did not come without controversy.
Late in the fourth quarter Nebraska was down six and had possession. On third down, quarterback Adrian Martinez attempted to get the ball to Omar Manning on a slant.
The ball ultimately sailed over Manning’s head and video later showed why. Ohio State defensive back Marcus Williamson played no small role, but not in a good way.
Ohio State continues to get away with murder against Nebraska. Egregious missed PI call on this third-down throw to end the drive pic.twitter.com/o2iPWcmgMU
— Nolan Bianchi (@nolanbianchi) November 6, 2021
Had the appropriate call been made, Nebraska would have had a first down near midfield down 23-17. Instead, the Buckeyes got the ball and sealed the game.
Aside from occasional stories of an SEC reporter being severely criticized for her extremely “revealing” wardrobe and blatant bullying of team staff, awful refereeing has been the big story of the 2021-22 college football season thus far. It is a problem that has plagued every conference on a near-weekly basis and likely won’t go away any time soon.
That’s one way to do Halloween. https://t.co/YmqiqaNaYN
— Game 7 (@game7__) November 1, 2021
At a certain point, something needs to be done about this. Poor officiating is genuinely messing with the integrity of the sport. If something isn’t done soon, the damage will become irreparable.