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Just watched the recording of the game.

Is there anyone on here besides me that believes if that ball had hit the ground, rather than Landi picking it up and going into the endzone, they would have ruled that an incomplete pass?

No big deal but the thought crossed my mind watching all the replays.

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He didn't look like he was in possession of the ball in the first place, so if it hit the ground it would have been an incomplete pass.

The only thing  didn't like is which official called him down at the 2, when the closest officials ruled a TD.

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Just watched the recording of the game.

Is there anyone on here besides me that believes if that ball had hit the ground, rather than Landi picking it up and going into the endzone, they would have ruled that an incomplete pass?

No big deal but the thought crossed my mind watching all the replays.

I agree. I believe they would have called it an incomplete catch. It was a good catch by Busbee and a heads-up play by Landi. But an questionable decision by the refs.

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At the game, I thought it was a bobble that Landi picked up.  The other thing was that two refs signaled touchdown, and I didn't see anyone spot the ball on the 2, until after the call came from upstairs. To me that's them chaging the ruling on the field without replay.

Last night I watched it on tivo, and after seeing it a couple of times, I can see where the refs could uphold the call based on the video evidence. However, I'm still confused on how they ruled that on the field.

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not sure if this applies here, didn't see the ctach, but...

it seems recently that the on-field refs are 'punting' the calls to the replay booth

if they blow a whistle and call the play dead on the field, then even if the player gets to the endzone it can't be reviewed

if they call it a catch or let it go as a non-call on the field, they know the booth can always reverse it

I foresee a day when there's only one ref on the field and ALL of the  calls come from the booth

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Busbee bobbled the ball.  He did not cleanly catch it, he never had complete possession.

The ball never hit the ground.  Landi scooped it up and ran it in.  The correct call should have been a TD by Landi.

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Busbee bobbled the ball.  He did not cleanly catch it, he never had complete possession.

The ball never hit the ground.  Landi scooped it up and ran it in.  The correct call should have been a TD by Landi.

This.

One of the announcers said it was an illegal forawd pass (Rutgers 07 anyone???). Busbee made a great effort, was bobbling it, got destroyed, then had the ball land on his chest where Landi picked it up and walked in. We scored 2 plays later, and it actually helped burn off more clock, so the call ended up in our favor.

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Of course IF it hit the ground, it would've been incomplete.  The refs are absolutely killing college football this year. They're letting the people in the booth decide the game depending on what teams they want to go to certain bowls so those bowls can make the most money.

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