Referee Decision Leaves Razorback Fans Livid
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Referee Decision Leaves Razorback Fans Livid

Auburn : AL : USA | Oct 16, 2010 at 10:57 PM PDT
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Arkansas vs. Auburn 2009

#7 Auburn Tigers 65, #12 Arkansas Razorbacks 43

Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino has a legitimate gripe after this game because two bad refereeing calls, one in each half, took away any chance Arkansas had in winning this game. The decisions made it seem like the SEC wanted to make sure that Auburn was undefeated for its matchup next week against undefeated LSU.

The first refereeing mishap occurred in the first half in the second quarter with 7:05 remaining. At this time, Arkansas was ahead 14-10. Auburn had the ball on the Razorbacks four yard line. Tigers RB Mario Fannin ran into the endzone, but it appeared that the ball was fumbled he reached the goal line. It also appeared that way to the line judge because he called it a fumble that Arkansas recovered. However, another referee called it a touchdown. After watching the replay over and over, it was clear that it was a fumble. However, the replay crew did not overturn the touchdown. That gave Auburn the lead at 17-14. If the right call was made, then Arkansas would have had the lead and the momentum for the rest of the quarter. Instead of being ahead at half, Arkansas was behind Auburn 27-21.

The second bad refereeing call occurred in the fourth quarter with Auburn ahead 44-43 with 10:45 remaining. Arkansas had the ball on its own 45 yard line. The ball was handed off to Razorback RB Broderick Green who rushed for a two yard gain. However, the ball popped out and was ran back by Tiger S Zac Etheridge for a touchdown. On the field, it was called a fumble. However, the replay showed that Green's knee was down before the ball was fumbled. Nevertheless, the replay crew did not overturn this call either; their chance for redemption was denied. This made the game 51-43. Auburn went ahead to control the rest of the quarter due to these two missed calls emotionally draining Arkansas.

You still have to admire the resiliency of the Razorbacks because Arkansas QB Ryan Mallett was hurt in the middle of the second quarter and did not return. Sophomore backup QB Tyler Wilson responded with a game that will strike fear into opposing SEC defenses for the next two seasons after Mallett goes pro. In only two and a half quarters, Wilson was 25-34 for 333 yards with 4 TD's and 2 INT's.

Even though Wilson had the game of his life, it still remained the Cameron Newton show. Newton was only 10-14 for 138 yards passing with one TD, but Newton rarely had to pass due to the fact that he was running Razorbacks over all game. Newton rushed 25 times for 189 yards and 3 TD's. After this game, Newton is now the clear cut favorite to win the Heisman Trophy.

Adrian Holman is based in Joliet, Illinois, United States of America, and is an Anchor for Allvoices.
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