Replay problems resulted in Rose Bowl missed call

November 12th, 2006  
Team Infidel

Topic: Replay problems resulted in Rose Bowl missed call

Mercury News Wire Services

Replay officials at last season's Rose Bowl were unable to properly review a Texas touchdown that should have been overturned because the wrong television feed was plugged into a monitor.
Big Ten Conference and national coordinator of officials David Parry told the Associated Press that he went to the replay booth during January's Rose Bowl between USC and Texas to ask about Selvin Young's 12-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. It appeared on replays that Young received a pitch from Texas' Vince Young after the quarterback's knee touched the ground.
Parry said replay officials told him one of the TV feeds they were receiving while trying to review the play had shots of fans in the stands. They did not see a shot from the camera angle that definitively showed the wrong call was made on the field until it was too late.
The problem was fixed after that play. Texas went on to win the game 41-38 and the national championship.
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The assistant replay official from the Rose Bowl, Dick Honig, told that the feed problem might have affected the review of an earlier play involving Reggie Bush losing a fumble while trying to lateral the ball.
Bush had gotten deep into Texas territory with a screen pass when he tried to toss the ball to a teammate.
Parry said after viewing the play several times in very slow motion, it appeared Bush's pitch went slightly forward, which would have been an illegal forward pass, resulting in a dead ball and a penalty on USC.
Instead, the lateral was ruled sideways, and Texas was able to recover the fumble.
Parry said he doesn't believe officials on the field or in the replay booth made an egregious mistake, just a difficult judgment call.

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