If you couldn’t make it through the full slate of college football yesterday, you may have missed one of the week’s best — and most controversial — finishes. 15th-ranked Washington was giving No. 5 Stanford all it could handle, and with less than two minutes left to play, the Huskies were driving with a chance to win the game.
Stanford led 31-28, and Washington had just entered Stanford territory when the Cardinal stiffened up defensively. With 1:16 remaining, Keith Price faced some serious pressure on 4th and 10 — literally and figuratively. Stanford chased him out of the pocket, and he somehow managed to find Kevin Smith on the sideline for a huge completion — or so he thought.
While the initial call on the field was a catch, the booth reviewed the play and eventually overturned it, sealing the game on a turnover on downs. It was no doubt a tough decision — the officials ultimately ruled that the tail end of the ball did hit the ground.
Here’s video of the play, via ESPN, with replays from several angles — did the refs make the right call?
Washington looks to rebound next week against the Oregon Ducks, when ESPN’s College GameDay travels to Seattle.