On Friday afternoon, the Nebraska Cornhuskers squared off against the Iowa Hawkeyes in a pivotal game for both programs.
Nebraska entered the game with a 5-6 record and needed a big-time win to make a bowl game. Meanwhile, Iowa entered at 8-3 and had a potential 10-win season in its sights.
With the game tied at 24, Nebraska got the ball off of an Iowa fumble. Unfortunately, a late penalty call during the Huskers' drive forced the team into a long third down.
Nebraska was not able to convert and was forced to punt the ball away to Iowa.
Let's just say fans were not happy with the foul call.
Check it out.
He clearly makes contact with the shoulder/back of the defender, but the contact doesn't appear to be forcible.
Regardless, the officials judged it as a "blindside block" and the Huskers were forced to punt the ball away.
After the penalty call, Iowa drove down the field with just under a minute left in the game. The Hawkeyes got in position for a last-second field goal attempt to win the game.
With just five seconds left on the clock, Iowa attempted a 48-yard field goal. Iowa kicker Keith Duncan drilled it, giving Iowa a 27-24 win.