Big 12 suspends replay officials over play in Kansas State-Iowa State game

Monday September 8th, 2014

The Big 12 has reprimanded and suspended a replay official and replay communicator for one game after a play was not reviewed during Kansas State's 32-28 victory at Iowa State on Saturday, the conference announced.

The conference said the suspensions are for a “failure to follow established procedures in a timely manner.”

The play in question featured Kansas State wide receiver Tyler Lockett catching a pass in the second quarter near the end zone. He contacted the pylon, which in college football is out of bounds.  

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Officials on the field ruled Lockett down at the one-yard line. Iowa State could not challenge the play because it was out of timeouts. Kansas State snapped the ball quickly and scored on the next play, not allowing a review to be initiated.

The conference said that an internal review of the play determined that video evidence of the play was inconclusive.

Big 12 officiating supervisor Walt Anderson said the replay officials should have stopped the game before the next play to allow for a review.

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