Video: USC vs. Georgia Tech Refs Blatantly Miss Field Goal Call, Twitter Erupts

The USC Trojans may not be the only people that don’t want to be in El Paso for the Sun Bowl. The referees seem to be mailing it in too.

Midway through the first quarter, USC kicker Andre Heidari attempted a 37-yard field goal attempt, and to everybody in the stadium and watching at home that wasn’t wearing a zebra shirt, the kick clearly sailed wide left. But for some weird reason, the Big Ten officials beneath the goal posts called it good, and Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson had to call for replay to have the correct call made.  

Nothing has gone right for the Big Ten in 2012, at least nothing that could result in postseason success. A Rose Bowl upset by Wisconsin tomorrow could help.  

Here’s the play:


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I am a sophomore at the University of Southern California majoring in print journalism and American studies. Aside from CollegeSpun, I also write film and TV reviews for USC Annenberg's news website Neon Tommy and cover the Trojans' non-revenue sports teams on the SB Nation blog Conquest Chronicles