OU football: Gary Patterson displeased with spot
TCU coach Gary Patterson said Monday he has not reached out to the Big 12 office for clarification about the spotting of the ball that gave OU a game-sealing first down Saturday night in the Sooners’ 28-24 victory.
“I’m trying to beat West Virginia, to be honest with you,” Patterson said on the Big 12 teleconference.
But Patterson expressed his displeasure with the call. OU quarterback Jalen Hurts appeared to be stopped short on 3rd-and-1 from the Sooner 41-yard line in the final two minutes. But the on-field official marked a first down, then the call stood after replay review.
“Not going to be able to change it,” Patterson said. “It’s pretty obvious on every film and camera you can possibly look of how that could be.”
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Patterson referenced quarterback Max Duggan’s run in the third overtime two weeks ago against Baylor. Duggan ran 20 yards for an apparent touchdown, but replay officials ruled Duggan had stepped out of bounds at the 3-yard line. The Frogs didn’t score and lost 29-23.
“I don’t know how you can overturn Max’s run two weeks ago, without conclusive (evidence), and then you won’t overturn that one, when you have more evidence,” Patterson said.