MAC Conference Officials Suspended After Central Michigan-Oklahoma State Game [Video]
Central Michigan University pulled off one of the biggest upsets in school history as they defeated Oklahoma State University in Oklahoma on Saturday. However, the Hail Mary play that gave the Chippewas the victory with no time left, should have never been played.
According to a statement by Walt Anderson, Big 12 football coordinator of officials, the officials misapplied the previous play's penalty resulting in an untimed down that resulted in CMU's game-winning touchdown.
Eight officials from the Mid-American Conference and two replay officials from the BIG 12 will be suspended for the next two weeks because of the error.
Bill Carollo, the coordinator of football officials for the Collegiate Officiating Consortium, said this to ESPN in a statement on Sunday:
"After a thorough review and evaluation of the entire Central Michigan at Oklahoma State contest, we have decided to suspend the officiating crew for the next two consecutive weeks, I have personally informed the crew of our decision."
For a bit of a better explanation of WHY Central Michigan University shouldn't have had a chance to run the play, lets toss it off to FOX's Mike Pereira...
Thanks, Mike. Now whether you are a CMU fan or an OSU fan or no fan at all, you have to admit that CMU probably shouldn't have had a chance to run that play. But, they did and they made it count! So, let's still give our praise for a hats off performance by one of Michigan's schools!