After a controversial call near the end of Saturday’s Colorado State-Colorado game, COLLEGE football viewers were forced to proclaim that the resolution was “fine.”
Officials called out Colorado State for an illegal block in the second overtime that resulted in a 43-35 loss, and fans bombarded social media with claims the game was “rigged.”
18th-ranked Colorado took on its in-state rival Colorado State in a high-scoring contest late Saturday night.
The Buffaloes took the lead in the second overtime on a touchdown pass from Shedeur Sanders to Michael Harrison, followed by a successful two-point conversion from Xavier Weaver.
Colorado State got the ball back and had a chance to tie the game and force a third overtime.
Rams QB Brayden Fowler-Nicolosi led Colorado State to a successful drive and scored a rushing touchdown in double overtime.
However, the officials called a flag for a blindside block and took the points off the board.
Two plays later, Fowler-Nicolosi threw an interception on fourth down to end the game.
College football fans rushed to social media to debate whether this was the right punishment decision.
One commented: “This is an illegal blindside block. You can’t just take command away from a defensive back while the QB is still a passer, lol.”
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Another said: “Manipulated. Ridiculous call.”
A third said: “This is literally a textbook blindside block. What is everyone mad about?”
And a fourth explained: “The solution was there. It was terrible to see.”