Rhoads Blasts Refs for Non-Fumble Call
Texas eked out a 31-30 victory over Iowa State on Thursday night thanks largely to the officials controversial ruling late in the fourth quarter that Longhorns RB Johnathan Gray hadn’t fumbled just outside the end zone, giving UT another shot to scoring the game-winning touchdown.
Afterwards, Cyclones head coach Paul Rhoads did not beat around the bush at all in expressing his disagreement with the call.
“To make a play on the one-yard line with their backs against the wall,” Rhoads told reporters. “Clear to everybody [that it was a fumble], and have it taken away from them, that’s hard to express. You don’t just put an arm around a guy and tell them it’s okay when that happens to them.”
The first question Rhoads fielded was about the call, to which he responded, “I’ve got pretty good eyesight. The view I had of that gigantic screen in the north end zone showed a player that was not down and our guy with the football. ... The conference office reviews all things. I’m sure they will review this. And I’m sure they will come forward with what they feel the play should’ve been called.”
If you’re a Cyclones player or fan, how can you not love Rhoads’ stance on this?