So let’s set the scene:
Washington State QB Cameron Ward threw the ball out of bounds whereas within the pocket and no person was within the neighborhood on first down. Textbook intentional grounding and lack of down.
(/Lee Corso voice) NOT SO FAST MY FRIEND! The referees officiating the sport known as it THIRD DOWN, as an alternative of second down. Which meant that Washington State ran a draw then punted to Oregon, giving the Geese the ball.
HOWEVER, after the Cougars punted to Oregon, the referees throughout the business break defined that they tousled in making it fourth down as an alternative of third. So, Washington State received to redo the down they didn’t get, on third and 17. They punted quickly after.
Fox Sports activities’ Mike Pereira defined that refs will neglect the down and make a mistake lie this one. Within the occasion that referees make a mistake resembling this, they’ll return and redo the down they left out so long as the opposing staff doesn’t start their subsequent drive. Thus, referees reviewed it and gave the ball again.
The entire ordeal had could folks confused, nonetheless:
THEY SKIPPED. 2ND. DOWN.
THEY JUST SKIPPED IT.
— HIS KLAYNESS STAN ACCOUNT (@CougCenter) September 24, 2022
Did the refs in Washington State-Oregon simply reverse time?
— Jeff Nowak (@Jeff_Nowak) September 24, 2022
Nicely it is a first. By far.
1st down… Cougs grounding
officers incorrectly skip 2nd down and go proper to third down on the lack of down
third down, Cougs run for -1
Assessment to find out they screwed up. Rewind again to third and 17 for the Cougs
— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) September 24, 2022
1st-and-10 — intentional grounding
2nd down — *GETS SKIPPED OVER*
third/17 — 1-yard draw
4th down — punt to 5-yard line
THEN IT GOES BACK TO third/17
Wazzu runs a draw. Once more. Then punts. Once more.
What a joke, man lol.
— Dugar, Michael-Shawn (@MikeDugar) September 24, 2022
In case you’re questioning, sure weed is authorized in Washington. No, we can not verify if the refs smoked earlier than the sport.