An epic showdown between Ole Miss and Cal unfortunately ended with a controversial no-call from the officials. During the final seconds of the game, the officiating crew didn't review a reception near the goal line.
Ole Miss was driving down the field with a chance to send the game into overtime.
Mississippi quarterback John Rhys Plumlee fired a pass to Elijah Moore toward the left side of the end zone. It appeared to be a touchdown to the fans in attendance and those watching on TV.
Instead of calling it a touchdown or at least reviewing the play, the officials marked him down short. The Rebels frantically ran to the line of scrimmage to attempt a quarterback sneak, but they were stopped by star Cal linebacker Evan Weaver.
Following the game, Ole Miss Athletics Director Keith Carter
— Keith Carter (@KeithCarterOM) September 21, 2019
">released a statement on the controversial ending. He's clearly upset with the refs.
"We are extremely disappointed with the officiating at the end of the game and are expecting a full explanation from the PAC-12 regarding the call and subsequent non-review of the 3rd down play. We feel strongly that the play should have been reviewed by the PAC-12 officials in the review booth. Even if the play didn't result in a touchdown, the spot of the ball on 4th down was questionable."
It's hard to blame Carter for his statement, especially since it potentially cost Ole Miss a chance to tie the game.
Even in the event the PAC-12 comments on the situation, it doesn't change what took place during the game.