OU football: Sooners QB Spencer Rattler says Cyclones should've been flagged on final offensive play
AMES, Iowa — After Spencer Rattler’s final pass was intercepted by Isheem Young in the end zone, ending any chance of an OU comeback, Sooners coach Lincoln Riley was incensed that a flag wasn’t thrown on the Cyclones.
After the game, Rattler said a flag for holding should’ve been thrown on safety Greg Eisworth II for slowing up Charleston Rambo, allowing space for Young to pick off the throw.
“I mean I wanted to give him a shot to go make a play,” Rattler said. “When I threw it, it felt like it came out well. I saw him get — I witnessed him get held.
“All the calls don’t go your way. It would have been different, obviously, if it was cleaner (but) sometimes it doesn’t go like that.”
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That wasn’t the only call Riley took issue with.
“(There) was a substitution situation that we didn’t agree with and then, yeah, just how tightly they called the game on the perimeter,” Riley said. “We were the recipient of several of those.
“Was disappointing on maybe the single biggest play of the game that something that obvious was missed, but it was missed.
“You’ve gotta overcome bad calls at times. That’s part of it but we weren’t good enough to overcome that one.”