Wisconsin Thinks Oregon Cheated In Rose Bowl
Wisconsin thinks Oregon cheated in the Rose Bowl on Wednesday afternoon.
The Badgers were firmly in control of this outing, up 27-21 with nine minutes remaining in the game. Between Jonathan Taylor’s big run and the clock being on their side, a victory seemed within reach for Wisconsin.
Suddenly, things took a turn.
Danny Davis III fumbled the ball away and Justin Herbert ended up capitalizing on that error, scoring on a 30-yard run to put Oregon up 28-27.
After a series of punts, Wisconsin got the ball back on its own 24-yard line with four minutes remaining.
That’s when it happened.
On a third-and-six, Wisconsin appeared to have a first down conversion when the officials called it back – saying a pass interference occurred.
That controversial pass interference call turned what should have been a first down into a third-and-20 situation.
This was offensive pass interference pic.twitter.com/MCVF7GZV4B
— Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) January 2, 2020
Needless to say, Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst was not happy.
GEEZ Midwesterners >>> OPE Midwesterners pic.twitter.com/Pg3yZwqwFq
— Jason Kirk, Famous Redbox Bowl Classic CEO (@thejasonkirk) January 2, 2020
The Badgers never recovered.
After the game, Wisconsin fans were livid and argued that the outing had been stolen from them.
While it is hard to go that far, seeing as the Badgers had many chances to lock this game up, it is definitely undeniable that the pass interference call was very iffy.