Posted November 05, 2013

Photo: This throwaway was called a safety in the Ohio vs. Buffalo game

Buffalo Bulls, MAC, MACtion, Officials, Ohio Bobcats

The MAC refs in the Ohio vs. Buffalo game are not having the best night. The first half was filled with flags and a couple questionable calls — including a forced fumble by Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack that was upheld — and the second half didn’t start out so great either.

Early in the third quarter, Mack was chasing down Bobcats quarterback Tyler Tettleton, and Tettleton threw the ball away but it did not reach the line of scrimmage. He was called for intentional grounding. It was ruled a safety, even though Tettleton threw the ball around the four-yard line. After review, it was determined the play was not reviewable because of, well, football rules.

Safe to say this isn’t exactly the #MACtion everyone had in mind when we opened up Tuesday night’s fun.

5 comments
donald5
donald5

Good stuff.  There should be a "are you freaking kidding me" exception for reviewing calls.

bobinpowell
bobinpowell

Geez, this official must have had a Big MAC attack...

Cool
Cool

That should be the very last game these guys referee, end of story, send a message to all other officials that if you make a completely explainable. bonehead call, you will lose your job. 

canine34
canine34

@Cool You are exactly correct.  If a ref made this call in a pee-wee league game, their would be grounds to remove him from the rest of the schedule.

This may be the single worst call I have ever seen in football at any level.

BY
BY

@canine34 @Cool I once had a CB called for blocking below the waist and the white hat upheld the penalty. Our guy was tackling the other team's QB as he scrambled.