Football Zebras
2017-18 Bowl Games2017 Orange Bowl liveblog

2017 Orange Bowl liveblog

We are covering the Orange Bowl between Miami and Wisconsin. Tonight’s crew is from the SEC.

 

Matt Holmquist Matt Holmquist December 30, 201711:44 pm

Wisconsin 34-24, final

Penalties

  • Wisconsin — 4/20 (+1 declined)
  • Miami — 3/35

Replays

  • 1 reversed
  • 1 stands
Matt Holmquist Matt Holmquist December 30, 201711:16 pm
7:44 | 4th qtr. Wisconsin TD — Danny Davis 6 yd. pass from Alex Hornibrook (kick good). WIS 34-24 key
Matt Holmquist Matt Holmquist December 30, 201711:15 pm
11:34 | 4th qtr. Miami FG — Michael Badgley 41 yd. WIS 27-24 key
Matt Holmquist Matt Holmquist December 30, 201710:40 pm
3:39 | 3rd qtr. Wisconsin FG — Rafael Gaglianone 47 yd. WIS 27-21 key
Matt Holmquist Matt Holmquist December 30, 201710:36 pm
10:52 | 3rd qtr. Miami TD — Lawrence Cager 38 yd. pass from Malik Rosier (kick good). WIS 24-21 key
Ben Austro Ben Austro December 30, 201710:10 pm
0:28 | 2nd qtr. Wisconsin TD — Danny Davis 5 yd. pass from Alex Hornibrook (kick good). WIS 24-14 key
Ben Austro Ben Austro December 30, 201710:06 pm

My sense is that they are going to do whatever they can to make sure that the coach is given a stern warning and flirting with an outright ejection. Richt did not give them that opportunity to do that and went right to aggressive and physical postures. I think he crossed over into ejection territory without warning. (It is possible that Richt was arguing a holding call, and got demonstrative with the official, which context could dictate it’s not ejectable.) This was a point of emphasis that the NCAA passed in the offseason, specifically because these situations are not good for the game. Passionately object, of course. Thermonuclear meltdowns, no.

NCAA officials should call more unsportsmanlike conduct fouls on coaches

Matt Holmquist Matt Holmquist December 30, 20179:50 pm

0:30 | 2nd qtr. Miami head coach Mark Richt was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct. A timeout is the best time for a coach to address a grievance with the officials; however Richt went too far as he intentionally bumped up against head linesman Gus Morris in frustration and had to be held back from further confrontation by referee Matt Loeffler and an assistant coach. Richt now has one UNS and will be disqualified if he receives another.

Video

Matt Holmquist Matt Holmquist December 30, 20179:29 pm
5:49 | 2nd qtr. Wisconsin TD — A.J. 20 yd. pass from Alex Hornibrook (Rafael Gaglianone kick). WIS 17-14 key
Patrick Weber Patrick Weber December 30, 20179:29 pm
13:37 | 2nd qtr. Official review — Touchdown – ball crossed pylon. Call stands. key

Another tight replay review. The runner never touched in the end zone, so he is considered “airborne” for the purposes of spotting the ball. Therefore the ball would have to cross inside or over the pylon to be called a touchdown. However, as it was called a touchdown on the field, the call stood as they were unable to determine if the ball crossed inside or outside the pylon.

Matt Holmquist Matt Holmquist December 30, 20179:25 pm
13:37 | 2nd qtr. Wisconsin TD — Danny Davis 20 yd. pass from Alex Hornibrook (Rafael Gaglianone kick). MIA 14-10
Matt Holmquist Matt Holmquist December 30, 20178:54 pm
2:49 | 1st qtr. Miami TD — DeeJay Dallas 39 yd. run (Michael Badgley kick). MIA 14-3 key
Matt Holmquist Matt Holmquist December 30, 20178:45 pm
5:21 | 1st qtr. Miami TD — Travis Homer 5 yd. run (Michael Badgley kick). MIA 7-3 key
Matt Holmquist Matt Holmquist December 30, 20178:31 pm
7:58 | 1st qtr. Wisconsin FG — Rafael Gaglianone 35 yd. WIS 3-0 key
Ben Austro Ben Austro December 30, 20178:17 pm
13:11 | 1st qtr. Official review — Wisconsin runner down by rule prior to fumble. Call reversed: fumble.key

That was a very tight call in replay. The ball does not have to be completely free of the hands to be ruled a fumble, just to be out of the control of the runner. Replay had enough to go on to rule it a reversal.

Ben Austro Ben Austro December 30, 20177:53 pm

Chris Snead has been in the NFL’s officiating development program for three seasons (2014-15, 17). Brent Sowell was in the 2013 development program. Jimmy Russell worked last year’s televised practice games for the Senior Bowl; the NFL selects the college officials for the Senior Bowl and East-West Shrine Game and the practices to scout potential recruits.

Ben Austro Ben Austro December 30, 20177:32 pm
R Matt Loeffler
U Brent Sowell
C Chris Snead
H Gus Morris
L Mike Shirey
S Phillip Davenport
F Bobby Moreau
B Jimmy Russell

Lane Thomas is assigned to the game as an alternate. The replay official is Al Ford, and former NFL side judge Larry Rose is the observer.

One thought on “2017 Orange Bowl liveblog

Post a comment using Wordpress.com, Twitter, Facebook, or Google+ account:

Top